>State Crack Down On Heroin Trafficking
(Chicago, IL) -- The state is cracking down on heroin dealers and they’re turning to the people for help. The Illinois Crime Commission is offering a ten-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any elected official who’s using his or her authority to protect heroin dealers. The reward comes after police officers, probation officers, and judges in Illinois were recently busted for using or distributing drugs. Anyone with information can call the commission and remain anonymous.
>>Shelby County Residents Now Allowed To Carry Guns
(Shelbyville, IL) -- People in Shelby County are now allowed to carry guns, if they have a valid FOID Card. Sheriff Mike Miller says they won’t prosecute law-abiding gun owners on something that the courts have called unconstitutional. Shelby joins nearly a dozen counties in giving people their Second Amendment right, but Miller points out that concealed carry is still illegal in most parts of the state, so anyone who plans to travel should call ahead to their destination and see what the gun laws are there. He urges residents to follow the law wherever they are. Governor Quinn has until July 9th to take action on the concealed carry bill.
>>Prank Call Leads To Big Fine
(Macomb, IL) -- A prank call to 9-1-1 has landed one Macomb man in hot water. Alvin Montgomery will pay 12-thousand dollars to reimburse police for responding to the prank call on Murray Street, back in March. Police received a call from a woman claiming an armed man was in her home. Police responded to the scene and evacuated neighbors, but after several hours of trying to make contact with the man, they determined the home was empty. Montgomery reached a plea deal for the hoax. Police are still trying to find the woman who made the call.
>>Elementary School Still Closed After Mold Found
(Mounds, IL) -- The elementary school in Mounds is still shutdown after black mold was discovered behind the walls. School officials are trying to get to the bottom of the problem but they’re faced with a couple options on how to move forward. They’re considering whether to renovate the school or shut it down and rebuild it onto the high school. The school board has applied for a one-point-six million dollar bond to help with either option. If they haven’t found a solution by the time school starts on August 12th, elementary kids will likely go to school in split shifts at the high school, with some kids attending morning classes and the rest going in the afternoon.