SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - With just two weeks left in the legislative session, Illinois legislators are still facing a June deadline set by a federal court to pass a concealed carry law. Lawmakers are also scheduled to take up legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry, which has passed the Senate and awaits a House vote.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says the fight to stop the closure of dozens of city schools will not end with the school board's upcoming vote on the proposal. Hundreds of teachers, parents and students began the march yesterday. The idea is to rally in different parts of the city and converge tomorrow to deliver a petition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel demanding a moratorium on the closure plan.
CHICAGO (AP) - Overnight shootings in Chicago have killed three people and injured at least eight others, including a 16-year-old boy. The dead included 17-year-old Clifton Barney, whose body was found early Friday night with a gunshot wound to the chest in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. The Chicago Sun-Times reported yesterday that the two other people killed were both struck in the head in separate shootings on the West Side.
CHICAGO (AP) - Three Chicago teenagers are accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and posting the attack on Facebook. Prosecutors say 15-year-old Kenneth Brown, Justin Applewhite and Scandale Fritz, both 16, attacked the girl at Fritz' home on December 15th. The three were ordered held Friday on $900,000 bond.
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