SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's revamped effort to control gun violence, including reinstating capital punishment, will get an airing by House Democrats Monday. The Judiciary-Criminal Committee will take testimony Monday on the Republican's proposals, which were part of an amendatory veto Rauner made to legislation sent him that would extend the waiting period to take delivery of an assault-style weapon from 24 to 72 hours.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, say they're moving back into the Illinois Governor's Mansion as renovations wrap up on the historic home. The mansion in Springfield was built in 1855 and is one of the three oldest continuously occupied governor's residences in the U.S. It's been undergoing needed renovations, including a new roof, HVAC system and entrance to the building. The renovation has been funded through private donations.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Social Security Administration released Illinois' top five boys and girls names for 2017. For boys, the top five were: Noah, Liam, Benjamin, Logan and Alexander. The most popular girls' names were Olivia, Emma, Ava, Sophia and Isabella. The Social Security Agency complies a list of baby names every year and has name records dating back to 1800.
LA ROSE, Ill. (AP) - An often traveled rural road near Peoria will be closed for a summer-long bridge replacement project. The Peoria Journal Star reports that County Road 2100E, which is commonly referred to as South La Rose Road, will close starting Monday for the nearly $1 million project. Work on the bridge that spans Crow Creek is expected to be finished by Sept. 7.
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