Governor JB Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Licensing LawJust days after being sworn in as governor, JB Pritzker is expected to sign a sweeping gun reform bill into law. The legislation would require firearms dealers in Illinois to obtain state licenses.
Emanuel Hands Rauner Letter Urging Governor To Sign Gun Licensing Bill; 'Where Does He Stand?'Mayor Rahm Emanuel personally delivered a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday, urging him to sign legislation requiring gun dealers in Illinois to obtain state licenses, after not getting a response to an identical letter the mayor sent to the governor last week.
Illinois House To Vote On Proposal To License Gun DealersThe legislation also would require more video surveillance and staff training in gun stores. Video footage would have to be saved for at least 90 days.
State To Begin Licensing Cemeteries, Workers Next MonthThree years after the reuse of burial plots in historic Burr Oak Cemetery became a national scandal, state licensing of cemeteries and cemetery employees is about to begin.
Ald. Fioretti Suggests Licensing Dog OwnersDog owners might find themselves applying for licenses, under a plan that the Chicago City Council is being asked to consider.
Alderman Calls For License Requirement For BicyclistsIf one alderman has his way, the city might soon ask bike riders to pony up money for the privilege of riding on Chicago streets.
Emanuel Seeks To Do Away With Some Business InspectionsMayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing changing city licensing ordinances to do away with 16 types of city inspections.