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John O'connor

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Springfield, IL, United States

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Recent articles by John:

NRA sues over Illinois ban on semiautomatic weapons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ two-week-old ban on semiautomatic weapons outlaws “ubiquitous” firearms in “radical” defiance of the Constitution’s Second Amendment, a federal lawsui… → Read More

NRA sues over Illinois ban on semiautomatic weapons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ two-week-old ban on semiautomatic weapons outlaws “ubiquitous” firearms in “radical” defiance of the Constitution’s Second Amendment, a federal lawsuit f... → Read More

NRA sues over Illinois ban on semiautomatic weapons

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ two-week-old ban on semiautomatic weapons outlaws “ubiquitous” firearms in “radical” defiance of the Constitution’s Second Amendment, a federal lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association Tuesday claims. The powerful NRA joined a parade of gun-rights activists seeking to toss out the newly minted prohibition on dozens of rapid-fire pistols and […] → Read More

NRA sues over Illinois ban on semiautomatic weapons

Illinois' 2-week-old ban on semiautomatic weapons outlaws "ubiquitous" firearms in "radical" defiance of the Constitution's Second Amendment, a federal lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association Tuesday claims. → Read More

Judge OKs trial for Illinois paramedics in patient’s death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois emergency medical professionals should be tried on first-degree murder charges after a patient they strapped facedown to a stretcher suffocated, a judge ruled Friday. Peggy Finley and Peter Cadigan are charged in the December death of 35-year-old Earl Moore in Springfield. They pleaded not guilty Friday and are being […] → Read More

Judge OKs trial for Illinois paramedics in patient’s death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois emergency medical professionals should be tried on first-degree murder charges after a patient they strapped facedown to a stretcher suffocated, a judge ruled Friday. Peggy Finley and Peter Cadigan are charged in the December death of 35-year-old Earl Moore in Springfield. They pleaded not guilty Friday and are being […] → Read More

Judge OKs trial for Illinois paramedics in patient’s death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois emergency medical professionals should be tried on first-degree murder charges after a patient they strapped facedown to a stretcher suffocated, a judge ruled Friday. Peggy Finley and Peter Cadigan are charged in the December death of 35-year-old Earl Moore in Springfield. They pleaded not guilty Friday and are being […] → Read More

Drugs, Other Risks Ruled Out at Prison Where Dozens Got Sick

A state Corrections Department official says testing to determine the reason two dozen employees at a state prison this week needed medical treatment for... → Read More

Illinois prison staff and inmates sickened by ‘unknown substance’

Officials said 18 staff members at John A. Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro required treatment at area hospitals. → Read More

‘Unknown substance’ sickens Illinois prison staff, inmates

Officials said 18 staff members at John A. Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro required treatment at area hospitals. → Read More

‘Unknown Substance' Sickens Illinois Prison Staff, Inmates

Several employees of a central Illinois prison were treated at hospitals Wednesday after they became sickened while responding to one or more inmates suffering severe discomfort, according to a prison spokesperson and a prison employees’ union representative. → Read More

‘Unknown Substance' Sickens Illinois Prison Staff, Inmates

Several employees of a central Illinois prison were treated at hospitals Wednesday after they became sickened while responding to one or more inmates suffering severe discomfort, according to a prison spokesperson and a prison employees’ union representative. → Read More

Gun shop owner files federal lawsuit over state's weapons ban

Legal challenges to Illinois' semiautomatic weapons ban began Wednesday with a federal complaint that the 8-day-old law prohibits "commonly possessed" and constitutionally protected guns. A state court pleading was also filed Wednesday, questioning the law's exemptions based on a person's employment. → Read More

Illinois enacts safeguard for abortion patients, providers

The Illinois governor has signed into law sweeping reproductive health care legislation to protect out-of-state abortion seekers, adding Illinois to the list of states who have placed legal reinforcements around → Read More

Illinois enacts safeguard for abortion patients, providers

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law sweeping reproductive health care legislation to protect out-of-state abortion seekers. Details: → Read More

Illinois Enacts Safeguard for Abortion Patients, Providers

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law sweeping reproductive health care legislation to protect out-of-state abortion seekers, adding Illinois to the list of states that have placed legal reinforcements around the procedure in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Legislature's Swearing in Heavy on Symbolism, Selflessness

Illinois’ new Legislature got underway Wednesday with pledges of selflessness laden with the symbolism. Leaders of the 177 members of the 103rd General... → Read More

Illinois bans semiautomatic weapons, critics vow court test

Illinois has outlawed automatic weapons amid a torrent of mass shootings including a 4th of July parade shooting that killed seven and injured 30 → Read More

Ill. semiautomatic gun ban ready for Pritzker’s signature

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is on the verge of banning the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons after the House on Tuesday approved prohibiting the firearms — action driven largely by the killing of seven people at a 4th of July parade last year in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. The House voted […] → Read More

Illinois Bans Semiautomatic Weapons, Critics Vow Court Test

Illinois has outlawed automatic weapons amid a torrent of mass shootings including a 4th of July parade shooting that killed seven and injured 30. Gov. J.B.... → Read More