Suburban lawmakers on Simon's guns commission

Suburban lawmakers on Simon's guns commission

Posted by Mike Riopell on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 14:40

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.

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