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Lee County K9 Finds Drugs First Day on the Job

DIXON – The first day on the job for a Lee County Sheriff’s Department K9 was a productive one, with an arrest for alleged drug possession.  Nemo began his first shift on Wednesday and after a traffic stop around 11:30 AM, he detected the presence of alleged narcotics, leading to the ...Read more

Illinois House approves fingerprinting gun owners

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois gun owners will be fingerprinted and will pay more for firearm owner identification cards under legislation approved by the Illinois House. The bill passed Wednesday is designed to address what Democratic Rep. Kathleen Willis of Addison calls deficiencies in ...Read more

Ill. Senate OKs legal pot after home grow shift

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Restrictions on home cultivation have helped marijuana legalization win Illinois Senate approval. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 38-17 Wednesday to allow recreational use of marijuana like 10 other states. The Illinois proposal allows those 21 and older to ...Read more