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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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The Center Square: Lawmakers set to send Pritzker ‘ghost gun’ registry bill

(The Center Square) – As long as a homemade gun for personal use isn’t transferred or sold to anyone else, it’s legal. But a measure at the Illinois statehouse would require such firearms to have a registered serial number. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says on its website “a license is not required to …

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WGEM: Witness protection program bill moves out of committee on partisan vote

SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – One part of a larger legislative package passed out of committee today with some concern from Republican lawmakers. Sen. Robert Peters proposed legislation that would establish a task force to look into crime and ways to stop it, as well as expand the witness protection program to provide better resources to those …

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Fox Illinois: AAA ranks Illinois in top 10 for highest gas prices in U.S.

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — As gas prices continue to soar nationwide, where does the national average stand and how do the Tri-States compare? The national average for gas prices was up to $4.252 per gallon on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, according to auto club AAA. Illinois ranks seventh highest in the nation for regular fuel at …

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WAND TV: Bill to designate dispatchers as first responders

(WAND) – Emergency dispatchers are the first to answer the call for help. But in Illinois, they are categorized as clerical staff – not first responders. Now, a bill moving through the Illinois Senate could change that. “Dispatchers are the lifeline, the vital lifeline really, between our citizens and the emergency services that they need,” …

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Rock Island Today: Anderson: Pritzker’s mask decision shows his “rules have always been about politics, not science”

State Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia) said Governor J.B. Pritzker’s refusal to lift mask mandates for schools show he is not on the side of the people. Anderson said Pritzker is following political guidelines, not science, “If we’ve learned anything from today’s announcement, it’s that we have now found out who the ‘scientists’ are that the …

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