(Received: 06/17/2013, Posted: 06/20/2013)


LATE BREAKING NEWS Lake Forest Postpones Agenda Item

MORE VILLAGE BOARD MEETINGS with Municipal Gun Regulations on the Agenda
Waukegan is included in the list of meetings tonight.

ISRA members contacted the ISRA this afternoon to bring this news:

The City of Lake Forest has changed their agenda to postpone the consideration of their gun ban ordinance until July 1, 2013.

ISRA still finds the item on the agenda loaded from the city website, but does find this news item on the city website:

Assault Ban Agenda Item Removed from Tonight's City Council Meeting

Due to the fact that the full City Council cannot be in attendance at tonight's meeting, Item 7.1, "Discussion Regarding Ban on Assault Weapons", has been removed from the agenda. Mayor Don Schoenheider stated he would be tabling this item until the Monday, July 1 City Council meeting, taking place at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath.

Residents who are interested in expressing their opinions on this topic should write to Robert R. Kiely, Jr., City Manager, at City Hall, or send an email message to Mr. Kiely at cityhall@cityoflakeforest.com and should provide a name and mailing address.

ISRA notes that there is still item 4 on the agenda:

Hopefully the city council will be kind of to recognize speakers on this issue at this time, in consideration of the issue no longer being on the agenda, as this late alert will not reach everyone.

We urge members to primarily attend the meeting on July 1, yet would like to see a few members attend this evening.

What: Lake Forest City Council Meeting - Agenda - June 17
Where: 220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest
When: Monday, June 17, 7:30 pm
When: Monday, July 1, 7:30 pm

After the passage of IL HB-183 (amended to be CCW) through both houses of the Illinois Legislature, Rep Drury and Lt. Gov Sheila Simon have issued statements urging the passage of local firearms bans during a window of time provided for in the bill.

Simon and Drury are promoting bans on semi-automatic firearms that you own under the guise of "Assault Weapons". This would likely include popular sporting and defensive firearms like the AR-15, and standard-capacity magazines for all kinds of handguns and rifles. Law-abiding gun owners could face confiscation of their firearms or criminal prosecution.

UPDATED: At this time, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Skokie and Lake Forest appear to be considering new local ordinances at their next meeting on Monday. Also, Oswego and Mettewa are considering new local ordinances at their next meeting on Tuesday. It is important that residents be there at these meetings to voice their opposition by addressing the board. If you live in either of these communities area, please go to that meeting. Be sure to arrive early to ensure that you gain entrance to the meeting.

For meeting times, talking points against semi-auto bans, copies of proposed ordinances, links to other resources; please visit http://isra.org/townhall.

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

UPDATED: 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 (hotline@isra.org) and pass along the info. Alert member have helped ISRA to keep you informed

UPDATED: 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 your local meeting and provide feedback to the local officials.

What: Waukegan City Board Meeting - Agenda (pdf)
Where: City Hall, 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
When: Monday, June 17, 7:00 pm

What: Deerfield Village Board Meeting - Agenda (pdf)
Where: Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield
When: Monday, June 17, 7:30 pm

What: Buffalo Grove Village Board Meeting - Agenda (pdf) - see page 11-C
Where: Village Hall, 50 Raupp Boulevard, Buffalo Grove
When: Monday, June 17, 7:30 pm

What: Skokie Board Meeting - Agenda (pdf)
Where: 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie
When: Monday, June 17, 8:00 pm

What: Oswego Board Meeting - Agenda (pdf)
Where: Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill
When: Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 pm

What: Mettewa Board Meeting - Agenda (pdf)
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 26225 N. Riverwoods Blvd
When: Tuesday, June 18, 7:30 pm