July 14, 2013 - Late last week the City of Lake Forest reversed its previously stated intention of holding a public meeting to allow residents a voice in whether to pass a "placeholder" assault weapons ordinance. The Illinois Legislature has given home rule municipalities just ten days to enact such an ordinance, after which time there will not be another opportunity.
The League is calling on the City to hold a public meeting on July 18th to discuss a city ordinance regarding regulation on assault weapons. The League believes that democratic government depends on informed and active participation by citizens, and government needs to give adequate notice of proposed actions by holding open meetings. Read more in the news links on our Library page.