Illinois http://tspr.org en Applicants Denied Concealed Carry Licenses Will Learn Why Under New Emergency Rules http://tspr.org/post/applicants-denied-concealed-carry-licenses-will-learn-why-under-new-emergency-rules <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit http://www.adamsguns.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/120px-Pistol_P64_CZAK_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>A year after Illinois <a href="https://ccl4illinois.com/ccw/public/home.aspx">legalized concealed carry</a>, new rules are out to determine the process for deciding who can't carry a gun in public. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:40:23 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56600 at http://tspr.org Applicants Denied Concealed Carry Licenses Will Learn Why Under New Emergency Rules Illinois Tourism Sets Another Record http://tspr.org/post/illinois-tourism-sets-another-record <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;"><p>There were more than 100 million visitors to Illinois in 2013. State agencies aim to grow those numbers more in the face of budget cuts.&#160;<p>For the third year in a row, Illinois broke its own record for visitors to the state. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:46:08 +0000 Hannah Meisel 56536 at http://tspr.org Illinois Tourism Sets Another Record Medical Marijuana Zoning in Galesburg http://tspr.org/post/medical-marijuana-zoning-galesburg <p>Galesburg city council members are reviewing new zoning rules that accommodate medical marijuana facilities.<br /> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:27:27 +0000 Emily Boyer 56339 at http://tspr.org Medical Marijuana Zoning in Galesburg Illinois Ends Fiscal Year In The Black...Temporarily http://tspr.org/post/illinois-ends-fiscal-year-blacktemporarily <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state took in over a billion dollars more in taxes than the prior year, thanks to an uptick in sales tax money.&#160; Personal income tax revenue also rose , but the amount coming from corporate income taxes dropped. It's something Jim </span>Muschinske<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a budget forecaster for the state, said was predicted.</span><p>"That was not unexpected. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:43:04 +0000 Hannah Meisel 56331 at http://tspr.org Illinois Ends Fiscal Year In The Black...Temporarily Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape http://tspr.org/post/assessing-minimum-wage-landscape Despite Democratic majorities and a push from the governor, Illinois' legislative session adjourned without a bump in the minimum wage.<p>Lawmakers settled for putting a non-binding question on the November ballot asking if that's something voters want.<p>Part of the problem was that legislators from downstate -- from both parties -- were against a hike.<p>Andrew Biggs says it doesn't make sense to make sense to have a national, or even statewide, minimum wage. Biggs is a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, a D.C. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:35:21 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56245 at http://tspr.org Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape