Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Tuesday, Aug. 20

Illinois Attorney General asks judge to dismiss lawsuit over state gun dealer licensing law The Center Square

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Illinois Attorney General asks judge to dismiss lawsuit over state gun dealer licensing law

The Illinois Attorney General said a lawsuit challenging the state’s Firearms Dealer License Certification Act should be dismissed.

Gun dealers and the Illinois State Rifle Association said rules for the law haven’t been finalized and many federally licensed dealers don’t want to invest in a license without knowing the full cost of compliance.

The Illinois Attorney General argued that there’s been no enforcement of the law so there’s no need for the lawsuit. A hearing is expected Sept. 5.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker pledges continued support for abortion providers after Title X rule takes effect

As a new federal rule prohibiting tax dollars to family planning centers that offer abortion services kicks in, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined a news call with Planned Parenthood and promised the state’s taxpayers will fill the funding gap.

Pritzker announced in July that the state would not accept Title X funding, opting to make up the difference by sending $2.4 million in state funding.

Illinois is one of the states that has challenged the change in court. 

Police crack down on speeders, issue 3,200 speeding citations in single day

In one day, 200 agencies, both public and private, made an all out push to raise awareness about driving too fast.

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police said the participating agencies issued more than 3,200 speeding citations on Aug. 4.

They also helped spread the word about the dangers of speeding.

The Center Square

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