Several residents of an apartment building at 301 W. Monroe St. in downtown Bloomington escaped a fire unscathed early Monday afternoon. The Pantagraph reports the residents smelled smoke and called the fire department around 1p.m. The fire appeared to be contained to one apartment on the second floor. The fire was quickly under control after firefighters got into the apartment . There were no reports of injuries.
At least two bills are being considered in the Illinois Fall Veto Session following the shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded on Oct. 1. A House bill introduced Oct. 5 by state Rep. Martin Moylan (D) Des Plaines, would ban the sale of bump stocks, as well as assault weapons, large-caliber rifles and large-capacity magazines, described in the bill as holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition. Senate Bill 1657 would create state licensing for gun dealers and was filed by state Rep. Kathleen Willis (D) from Addison.
Jeanne Ives isn't worried about not having nearly as much money as Governor Bruce Rauner. Ives last week told a southern Illinois radio station that she is considering a bid to challenge Rauner in the Republican primary. The governor has almost 70 million-dollars in his campaign account, Ives has just 85 hundred. Ives says Republican and conservative voters are furious with the governor for his support of a law that will have taxpayers pay for abortions.
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