assault weapons http://wkms.org en Quinn Gives IL State of State Address http://wkms.org/post/quinn-gives-il-state-state-address <p></p><p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the toughest issue for the state is its worst-in-the-nation public pension system, but he only made scattered references to it throughout his State of the State address Wednesday. Quinn supports Senate Bill 1, which would increase contributions and reduce benefits. The bill sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton failed to get a House vote. Illinois has nearly $100 billion in unfunded liability. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:31:17 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27757 at http://wkms.org Quinn Gives IL State of State Address IL Senate Committee Approves Gun, Magazine Restrictions http://wkms.org/post/il-senate-committee-approves-gun-magazine-restrictions <p></p><p>An Illinois Senate committee has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.&nbsp; The bills are now on their way to the full Senate. One measure bans the sale of semiautomatic handguns and rifles. People who already own such weapons can keep them, but they will have to register them. The second proposal would limit ammunition magazines to 10 or fewer rounds. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:49:25 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26350 at http://wkms.org IL Senate Committee Approves Gun, Magazine Restrictions