State representatives in Illinois passed several gun control measures this week, a couple of them with bipartisan support. The move comes as a national debate is unfolding following the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Superintendents in western Illinois pleaded with the public last year to reach out to legislators and urge them to pass a budget and fund K-12 schools. They sounded the call again as the deadline to pass a budget this year approaches.
A third person is in the race for the 74th District State Representative seat in Knox and Henry Counties. Mike DeSutter of Woodhull made the announcement in front of family and supporters outside the Knox County Courthouse.