SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A measure is awaiting action from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that would end the state's participation in a controversial multi-state voter registration database. The Chicago Tribune reports the Illinois House on Thursday approved the legislation and sent it to Rauner, whose spokeswoman called the vote "troubling." Critics say the system doesn't properly protect personal information.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A judicial board has filed a complaint accusing a judge in southwestern Illinois of lying to investigators when they questioned him about a suspect in a murder who had been his roommate. The Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board complaint this week could lead to Judge Ronald Duebbert's removal from the bench. It accuses the 55-year-old St. Clair County circuit judge of lying about returning a phone to the 20-year-old suspect, David Fields, and about communicating with Fields before the fatal shooting.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield faces a second lawsuit after its village board voted unanimously to ban certain semi-automatic firearms. The Chicago Tribune reports the advocacy group Guns Save Life and Deerfield resident John William Wombacher III filed the lawsuit Thursday in Lake County court. They're seeking a permanent injunction. The ban goes into effect June 13 and includes the AR-15, which has been used in mass shootings.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police are urging Firearm Owners Identification card holders to apply early as many come up for renewal. State Police Director Leo Schmitz said Friday that the agency expects tens of thousands of renewal applications to come in over the next few months as the first wave of 10-year cards come due for renewal. The agency says more than 50,000 FOID cards are due for renewal between June 1 and August 1.
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