State Week: A battle over guns is looming
Illinois lawmakers could soon vote on a measure that would ban what are often referred to as assault weapons and raise the minimum age for legally owning a gun to 21. The effort gained speed after this summer's deadly Independence Day shooting in Highland Park. A third hearing on the legislation happened this week.
Also, the SAFE-T Act is now before a Kankakee County judge. And, we discuss a recent report on state pensions.
Host Sean Crawford is joined by Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and Peter Hancock with Capitol News Illinois.