The Illinois Firearm Owners Identification program has a heap of problems.
The findings are in a report released by the Illinois Auditor General, who said some of those problems put public safety at risk.
The report said Illinois State Police sometimes don't know if the applicant has a disqualifying mental health condition.
In addition, the state is supposed to retrieve the gun licenses once they're expired, but the audit found 70% of revoked registration cards never get back to the police.
Dr. Peter Schwartzman shared his optimistic view of a future without fossil fueled energy as the keynote speaker at Western Illinois University's 9th annual Environmental Summit.
He said local activism is contributing to the popularity of renewable energy alternatives.
He said, “There are opportunities all around us. We have roofs that don't have solar panels. We have fields of growing food that could easily take on a wind turbine with marginal loss of production.”
Residents of Mooar/Powdertown agreed to work with Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS) several years ago.
RUSS helps rural communities in ten southeast Iowa counties secure state and/or federal funding for sanitary sewer systems.
The sewer project was put on hold, last year, during the engineering phase because of personnel and funding issues with RUSS.
The Lee County Board of Supervisors wanted to see if residents of Mooar/Powdertown were still interested in working with RUSS, so it held a public meeting Tuesday night.
The Avon School District has been looking for a partner. Last month, voters turned down a three-district consolidation measure the would have combined Avon, Abingdon and Bushnell-Prairie City.
Avon Superintendent Dan Oakley had been in discussions with his counterparts in Abingdon and B-PC on two-district consolidation.
He said the Avon School Board weighed proposals from each of the other districts.
Oakley said the board preferred Abingdon's proposal because it would house the junior high in Avon.
CLARK COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS
1/5% Sales Tax – Road Improvements
Yes – 77%
No – 23%
Clark County Ambulance District #1
Steve Howell – 70%
Jerry Redding – 30%
Clark County Nursing Home District #2
Mike Frazier – 67%
Mark Boley – 33%
Clark County R-1 School Board
William Schutte – 39%
Jason Acklie – 39%
Penny Boulware – 22%