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The State Journal-Register: Senate passes version of assault-style weapons ban; Act returns to House for vote

The Illinois Senate on Monday passed an amended version of the assault-style weapons ban. The Protect Illinois Communities Act now heads to the Illinois House of Representatives for a concurrence vote Tuesday. The matter was discussed on the Senate floor in a relatively short debate with several Republicans rising in opposition to House Bill 5471. …

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Tenth Amendment Center: Illinois Bill Would Expand Raw Milk Sales in the State

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Dec. 8, 2022) – A bill introduced in the Illinois Senate would legalize the permitless sale of raw milk on a farm where it is produced. The passage of this bill would expand food freedom in Illinois and take a step toward nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect. Sen. Neil Anderson (R) …

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Illinois Valley Times: Anderson promotes duck blind lottery: ‘If you’re a waterfowl hunter, mark your calendars’

Senator Neil Anderson is urging water fowl hunters to get ready for the duck blind lottery at the end of July. “If you’re a waterfowl hunter, mark your calendars for July 30-31st! ” Anderson said in a July 7 Facebook post. In the post, Anderson shared a link to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  “Waterfowl hunting blind …

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The Center Square: Measure to ban ‘assault weapons’ in Illinois gains cosponsors and criticism

(The Center Square) – A measure gaining Democratic support at the Illinois statehouse would ban the possession of certain types of guns. State Rep. Maura Hirschauer’s House Bill 5522, filed in January, bans the sale, transfer or possession of certain types of firearms and magazines. “Weapons of war have no place in our homes and …

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Our Quad Cities: Bill to support emergency dispatchers signed into law

Emergency dispatchers will now be able to access many of the same services and benefits as other first responders, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia) and State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) that was signed into law last week. “Dispatchers have an incredibly tough, stressful and important job, dealing with emergencies and …

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West Central Reporter: Anderson signs ‘Big Family Pledge,’ vows to ‘defend families at all costs’

Neil Anderson, a candidate running for Illinois state Senate in District 47, has recently signed on to the Big Family Pledge, committing to defending American families from left-wing activist policies. Striving to make the family the most powerful, well-represented special-interest group in Washington, D.C., the American Principles Project (APP) is the only national pro-family organization engaging directly …

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State Journal-Register: Crime was a big topic for lawmakers this spring. What did they accomplish in their last week?

Democrats at the Illinois Capitol have spent the past several weeks trying to put together a package of bills relating to policing and crime in the state.  The set of bills includes a variety of measures which direct more funds to police departments, adjusts the criminal code and tweaks existing law around public safety.  “We passed a …

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