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Dealer: Chicago gun sales 'a business opportunity'
CHICAGO (AP) -- Firearms dealers are welcoming a judge's ruling calling the city's ban on gun sales unconstitutional. Barry Soskin owns a suburban gun shop named Article II Range. He calls the potential for Chicago sales "a business opportunity in a
- Iowa considers new rules for law students, grads DES MOINES (AP) -- The Iowa Supreme Court is considering whether to give law students and recent graduates more authority to provide legal services. Several rules changes are being sought by Iowa Legal Aid and the Office of Professional Regulation as
- FEMA denies Cedar Rapids demolition disposal funds CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -- The City of Cedar Rapids said Tuesday it has been told the federal government will not reimburse the city $6.5 million for debris disposal at a flood-damaged former meatpacking plant complex near the Cedar River. The former Wilso
Iowa to remove question for felons on form
IOWA CITY (AP) -- Iowa is moving to revise its voter registration application to help clear up widespread confusion over felons' voting rights, according to an administrative rule published Tuesday. The change, adopted by a bipartisan commission, wou
- Judge: Chicago's ban on gun sales unconstitutional CHICAGO -- A federal judge on Monday overturned Chicago's ban on the sale and transfer of firearms, ruling that the city's ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said in his ruling that whi
- Bitterly cold weather exposes unsafe practices to stay warm CEDAR RAPIDS -- Cold weather is nothing new for Alliant Energy customers. Even so, the forecasted temperatures this week are a little extreme, so Alliant Energy reminds customers about some common safety tips to help keep customers warm and safe duri
- Candy-craving thieves flee warehouse empty-handed HESPERIA, Calif. -- For a pair of thwarted Southern California thieves, taking candy from a well-alarmed warehouse proved a lot harder than taking it from a baby. Video surveillance captured the would-be candy swipers as they approached Candy Crate's
- Justices took cash from groups tied to pension law SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The potential arbiters of Illinois' pension-reform law have collected nearly $3 million in campaign contributions during the past 13 years from groups that support both sides of the issue, according to a published report. The Chi
Democratic field for Iowa governor narrows
DES MOINES -- After a potential rival dropped out of the primary race Thursday, Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch looked increasingly like he will be his party's best option to take on popular Gov. Terry Branstad in November. Hatch, a stat
- Obama gift mistakenly finds its way to Chicago-area home WADSWORTH, Ill. -- A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman, who says she's making sure the Christmas gift finds its way to the rightful recipient. Alane Church told NBC's "Today" show she was surpr
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