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Emanuel introduces ordinance to replace IPRA

By Adam Chappelle, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) There will be a new agency charged with investigating police wrongdoing in Chicago, under an ordinance introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday. It’ll be called the Civilian Office on Police Accountability, and it will replace the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA).

The new agency will not have the authority to hire its own independent counsel. Alderman Scott Waguespack said Monday some of his colleagues are pushing for the city Law Department to control the new agency’s expenditures and how the agency’s outside lawyers would be chosen.

The North Side alderman also asked Mayor Emanuel not to try to rush the ordinance through the City Council next month. He wants to take the ordinance back to community members and organizations that were involved, saying that 2 weeks isn’t enough time for all parties to have their say on it.

Illinois Dems introduce new gun legislation

By Adam Chappelle, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) There are three plans making their way through Springfield this week that would help keep guns out of the hands of those with mental illnesses. Both House and Senate Democrats introduced the three-pronged plan this week.

All of the plans target FOID cards – identification cards for gun owners in the state.

One plan would temporarily revoke gun permits of anyone who shows signs of being a danger to themselves or others. Anyone living with that person would be allowed to file a petition in any circuit court to have their FOID card invalidated. The second plan would require police to revoke gun permits of anyone who has an order of protection filed against them.

The third plan would stay within the court system, requiring clerks to report every person who a judge deems mentally disabled to state police. The ISP would then revoke that person’s gun permits.

Gun rights advocates say all of those plans infringe on a person’s constitutional rights. The bills are up for consideration this month by the House and Senate chambers.