Suburban lawmakers on Simon's guns commission
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has convened a group of freshmen lawmakers to "bridge the geographical divide on gun ownership and use in Illinois."
Gun issues are set to be big this year, as concealed carry advocates have a court ruling helping their cause. And gun control supporters point to President Barack Obama's sweeping ideas on the issue.
The committee includes several suburban members, including: Sen. Melinda Bush, a Grayslake Democrat; Sen. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat; Sen. Julie Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat; Rep. Kathleen Willis, an Addison Democrat; Rep. Sam Yingling, a Round Lake Beach Democrat.