December 23, 1999
DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS GUN VIOLENCE
SPRINGFIELD, IL Dr. John R. Lumpkin, state public health director, will hold news conferences on Monday, Dec. 27, at two Chicago-area hospitals to discuss the public health impact of the Safe Neighborhoods Act.
The news conferences will be at:
Gov. George H. Ryan has called for a special session of the Illinois Senate for Wednesday, Dec. 29, to consider the reenactment of the law, which was invalidated by the Illinois Supreme Court in a December 2 ruling based on the single subject provision of the Illinois Constitution.
The Supreme Court struck down the Safe Neighborhoods Act, invalidating a package of crime provisions including laws cracking down on gunrunning and unlawful use of weapons as well as drunk-driving offenses.
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