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Lisa Madigan
PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
Mon Apr 8, 2013

Gun Control Advocates Hold People's Filibuster Against Concealed Carry

Gun control advocates held a people’s filibuster in Chicago today and called on Attorney General Lisa Madigan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a December federal court ruling that struck down Illinois’ concealed carry ban.

Quick Hit
Mon Feb 25, 2013

Op-Ed: Protecting Illinois From Fracking

The following was written by Jack Darin, director of the Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter.

The prospect of the gas industry coming Illinois to extract gas from beneath our state using high-volume hydraulic fracturing has caused a great deal of controversy and concern, especially in parts of Illinois where leasing for drilling rights has been underway for well over a year. Horror stories from other states about open pits of toxic wastewater, secret brews of toxins injected into the earth, air emissions sickening neighbors, and contaminated drinking water are just a few of the impacts seen elsewhere.  Read more »

PI Original
by Ashlee Rezin
Fri Feb 22, 2013

Lawmakers, CPD, NRA & Community Voice Views On Concealed Carry In Illinois At Hearing

The Illinois House Judiciary Committee held its second public hearing on gun control today in downtown Chicago. As the June deadline to draft a concealed carry law looms, legislators heard testimony from Chicago’s elected officials and advocates on both sides of the argument.