A measure that would allow people to carry weapons in public is advancing in the Illinois Senate. Gun owners would have to apply to the Illinois State Police. The department would then ask local law enforcement whether there was a reason someone should not be licensed. The measure would also ban weapons from schools, day care, casinos, and stadiums. Those restrictions prompted a quick response from NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde:
A northern Illinois doctor has been arrested on federal charges for drug conspiracy. Richard Ng is accused of causing the deaths of three patients. He was indicted on 89 counts including illegally dispensing prescription drugs coupled with income tax fraud. Ng practiced medicine at Sauk Medical Clinic offices in DeKalb and Sterling. His license was suspended in 2011 when the accusations were first reported. Also indicted is Ng's wife who was the office manager for the clinic.