Illinois' Senior Senator Reacts in the Wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
Senator Dick Durbin says hunters and sportsmen need to "step up." The Illinois Democrat urged support for what he called "reasonable restrictions" on the types of weapons that can be purchased, and on large ammunition magazines. He says average citizens don't need access to the kind of military-style equipment used by the gunman in Connecticut.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and NIU president John Peters both issued statements in response the to shooting rampage in Connecticut. At least 20 students and 6 adults were killed when a gunman opened fire inside an elementary school.
NIU police will work more with DeKalb officers after a high-profile incident within the campus department. It's been more than a month since a judge determined NIU Police Chief Don Grady and a lieutenant mishandled evidence in a rape case against another officer.
Meetings Under Review in Whiteside and DeKalb Counties
In Whiteside County, Sauk Valley Media is waiting to hear from the Illinois Attorney General’s office. At issue--whether members of the county board violated the Open Meetings Act. Late last month, members of the board allegedly threatened to call police when a reporter tried to cover a discussion over the selection of a new board chairman. Members contend it was a caucus gathering, not a public meeting.