Bobcat Harvest Up 8 Percent To 343 In Illinois This YearOf this year's total, 159 were harvested with guns, 129 were trapped, 18 succumbed to archery and 37 were "salvaged" road-kill.
Crystal Lake Again Turns Down High School Bleacher Permit RequestIt could be back to square one for a high school district in Crystal Lake, after the city council again refused to issue a permit for their two-year-old stadium bleachers.
Crystal Lake Denies Retroactive Permits For High School BleachersThe battle over the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School raged on Wednesday night, nearly two years after they were built.
Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Permitting ProcessA Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.
Early Birds Line Up At City Hall For Shot At Sidewalk Café PermitsA dream of spring on their smiling faces, restaurant owners trudged through the snow Friday to get instructions on opening up sidewalk cafés from officials at City Hall.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Permits Delayed, With No ExplanationThe lag will force cultivation center owners to break ground during the coldest winter months, and, ultimately, delay harvest of the first cannabis crop.
State Agency Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois but environmentalists fear may be too lenient.
State Police To Explain Denials Of Concealed Carry PermitsIllinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, the state police said Tuesday, following a flurry of lawsuits from people whose applications were rejected without explanation.
Number Of Concealed-Carry Permits Grows To 13,500CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman breaks down the new law.
McCarthy Warns Of Dangers From Concealed Carry LawMcCarthy, who has been one of the most vocal critics of the law allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms in public, warned there will be confrontations that could escalate into deadly shootings.
About 100 Concealed Carry Permits Denied Based On ObjectionsA state licensing board has rejected about half of the concealed carry applications it has reviewed based on law enforcement objections — but those applications represent a tiny fraction of the total number filed.
State Police OK Instructors For Concealed Carry TrainingIllinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors -- most from northern Illinois -- have been approved to train them.
State Police Chief: 'We're Way Ahead Of The Game' Preparing For Concealed CarryIllinois State Police Director Hiram Grau said his agency began preparing to oversee the concealed carry permit process when it became clear Illinois would have to allow people to carry firearms in public.
Dart Slams 30-Day Deadline For Concealed Carry Background ChecksCook County Sheriff Tom Dart said his department doesn't have the manpower, the time, or the money to properly conduct background checks for those who want to carry concealed weapons within the time required under a new state law.
City Keeps Ticketing Scooter, Despite Parking LegallyA woman from the Lakeview neighborhood has about had it with the parking meter attendants who keep leaving $75 tickets on her legally parked scooter.