WLIP Voice of Lake County 4/15/19

Waukegan Police Investigate Double Shooting

Vander Tuuk    4-15-19

(Waukegan, IL)  Police in Waukegan continue to look for a suspect in a double shooting that took place last week. The incident took place last Thursday evening at 8th Street and Prescott Street, when two teen girls were found shot. The girls, one from Waukegan, and one from Gurnee, were both hospitalized, treated and released. There is no description of a suspect, but police are asking anyone with more information to contact them.

Man With Gun Arrested, Charges Not Filed Yet

Vander Tuuk    4-15-19

(Vernon Hills, IL)  Police in Vernon Hills say two people were taken into custody after calls about a man with a gun. The incident took place last Friday morning, leading to soft lockdowns at some area schools and businesses. The man was arrested, along with one other person, and the weapon turned out to be a pellet gun. No charges have been announced against either person at this point…but police say the investigation into the incident remains open and active.

Illinois governor signs bill barring right-to-work zones

Associated Press    4-15-19

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)  Legislation barring local governments from establishing what is known as right-to-work zones has been signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The bill prohibits laws barring employers and labor organizations from signing contracts that require workers to join unions or pay dues. The law, which takes effect immediately, is a result of Lincolnshire creating a right-to-work zone in 2015. The ordinance was overturned by a federal court, but the village has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Former Gov. Bruce Rauner was a proponent of right-to-work zones.

GOP lawmakers propose bill to separate Chicago from Illinois

Associated Press    4-15-19

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)  An Illinois lawmaker says he’s sponsoring legislation proposing the separation of Chicago from Illinois to spark discussion about the overarching influence of the city in state politics. State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer says the bill would urge Congress to make the nation’s third-largest city its own state. Davidsmeyer says he recognizes the relationship between Chicago and the state is mutually beneficial but that he’s frustrated with city-focused policies he says can steer economic opportunity away from other parts of the state…he also says he is aware the bill has no chance of passing, and is using this as a jumping off point for further discussions.

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