transparency http://northernpublicradio.org en Concealed-Carry Bill Might Need Changes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/concealed-carry-bill-might-need-changes <p></p><p>The sponsor of the concealed carry bill says it needs a minor fix amid concerns about transparency. The measure was drafted after a federal court ruled Illinois' concealed carry ban unconstitutional. It's still being reviewed by Governor Pat Quinn. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:16:51 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 31598 at http://northernpublicradio.org Concealed-Carry Bill Might Need Changes Quinn signs law closing open-meetings loophole http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-law-closing-open-meetings-loophole <p>Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday to strengthen the Illinois Open Meetings Act by requiring that notice of public meetings and agendas are posted for two full days before the meeting.</p><p>&ldquo;This law gives the public greater access to information and activities that impact their lives,&rdquo; Quinn said. &ldquo;Increasing government openness and accountability from the statewide level to the local level will make Illinois a stronger, more ethical state.&rdquo;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:30:08 +0000 WNIJ 15279 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn signs law closing open-meetings loophole