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State Board Of Education Could Lift Cap On Class Size For Special Ed

State law currently caps the number of special needs kids in classes catered to them (varies depending on disability), as well as requiring no more than 30 percent special ed students in general classes.


.223 AR-15 ammunition and a high capacity 30 round clip sits on the table at the 'Get Some Guns & Ammo' shooting range on January 15, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lawmakers are calling for tougher gun legislation after recent mass shootings at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Illinois Senate Panel OKs Ban On High-Capacity Ammo Clips

By a vote of 12-3, the Senate Executive Committee banned the future sale and distribution of so-called high capacity ammunition clips – magazines that hold more than 10 bullets.