Monday, July 1, 2013

Moves By Illinois Towns On Gun Control

The Illinois State Rifle Association has released an alert on six town councils or boards that will be considering firearms restrictions in the next couple of days. If you live in one of these towns, I'd urge you to make your presence felt at the board meeting. I've included the links to the various agenda and meeting packets.

From ISRA:

UPDATED ALERT – FIVE board meetings with gun regulations on the agenda for Monday, July 1, one for Tuesday July 2

Skokie, Wheeling, Lake Forest, North Chicago to present gun bans

UPDATE: On Monday, July 1, Skokie, Wheeling, Lake Forest, North Chicago and Deerfield appear to be considering new local ordinances at their next council meetings on Monday. It is important that residents be there at these meetings to voice their opposition by addressing the board. If you live in any of these communities, it is essential that you go to that meeting -- don't leave the protection of your civil rights to someone else! If your community is not having a meeting on July 1, please attend one of these listed below. Be sure to arrive early to ensure that you gain entrance to the meeting.

For status of previous meetings, other meeting times, talking points against semi-auto bans, copies of proposed ordinances, links to other resources; please visit .

High Profile Meeting: Skokie is expected to be the meeting to watch due to strong anti-gun & pro-gun sentiments expressed by its residents. Be sure to wear your IGOLD apparel, ISRA or NRA hats, etc so that you can be recognized by the press. Get there early, please.

Please forward this alert to your mailing list and post it on your favorite forum.

Please be aware of what's going on in your community. If your town was not listed here, please contact your local city government and inquire about the next council meeting and the latest agenda. If you hear of more local attempts to pass an "Assault Weapon Ban" in another community, please contact the ISRA office at 815-635-3198 or send an email to the ISRA Hotline ( and pass along the info. Alert members have helped ISRA to keep you informed

Veterans: Are you a veteran of our armed forces? Your oath and your prior service to our country gives you a unique vantage point to speak from. Please attend a local meeting and provide feedback to the local officials.

What: Skokie Village Board Meeting - Agenda - Packet (p50)
Where: Village Hall 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie 60077
When: Monday, July 1, 8:00 pm

What: Wheeling Village Board Meeting - Agenda+Packet (p38)
Where: 2 Community Boulevard, Wheeling 60090
When: Monday, July 1, 6:30 pm

What: Deerfield Village Board Meeting - Agenda (p157) (p5 comments)
Semi-auto storage ordinance
Where: 850 Waukegan Road Deerfield 60015
When: Monday, July 1, 7:30 pm

What: Lake Forest City Council Meeting - Agenda
Where: 220 E. Deerpath Lake Forest 60045
When: Monday, July 1, 7:30 pm

What: North Chicago City Council Meeting - Agenda
Where: 1850 Lewis Ave, North Chicago 60064
When: Monday, July 1, 7:00 pm

What: Bartlett Village Board Meeting - Agenda (COW)
Gun Ban Discussion - Agenda
Where: 228 S. Main Street, Bartlett, 60103
When: Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 pm

UPDATE: Here are the results of some of the meetings from yesterday.

Skokie -- passed AWB
North Chicago -- passed AWB
Lake Forest -- tabled with contemplation of placeholder ordinance
Wheeling -- voted down
Orland Park -- nothing on agenda

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