Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Isabel’s afternoon roundup
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      About     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Isabel’s afternoon roundup

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - Posted by Isabel Miller

* Here it is…

       

13 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 2:39 pm:

    It truly can’t be said enough, thank you Isabel for your “Morning” and “Afternoon” roundups, especially during session and it’s crazy waning days and hours.

    Comments may seem “light” but I for one read them and I’m grateful for them too

    OW


  2. - CentralILCentrist - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 2:51 pm:

    I concur with OW


  3. - Adam Laroach's son Drake - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 2:53 pm:

    I can’t understand the push for gun control, while simultaneously pushing for lighter sentences for illegal gun possession through the first time gun offender program. To make matters worse, there is no way to even tell if the program is successful or being abused, because there is no data on the first time gun offender program, because “the program isn’t required to collect data.”


  4. - Anyone Remember - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 2:53 pm:

    Ditto.


  5. - TheInvisibleMan - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 3:05 pm:

    –Mayor Brandon Johnson opens first City Council meeting with a joke that he’s ‘live from Naperville’ –

    This guy is going to do just fine.


  6. - Dotnonymous - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 3:17 pm:

    DoubleDitto…


  7. - Dotnonymous - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 3:19 pm:

    All this time…and I coulda just took the backhoe.


  8. - yinn - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 3:23 pm:

    Thank you, Isabel. I try not to miss your roundups.


  9. - JoanP - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 3:36 pm:

    I’m guessing the guy who stole the backhoe missed his flight anyway.


  10. - Friendly Bob Adams - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 5:49 pm:

    If you had to pick a state agency to steal $1.6 million from, DCFS would be at the top of the list.


  11. - DTownResident - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 6:15 pm:

    Literacy plan will not change much. Schools here are already doing what the bill entails. They are using the high IAR/Parcc bar again too for saying levels are too low. There is room for improvement and these things are good things but it is not a magical fix all the education reporters and ed lobbying groups claim it is.


  12. - H-W - Wednesday, May 24, 23 @ 7:33 pm:

    @Adam

    ===I can’t understand the push for gun control, while simultaneously pushing for lighter sentences for illegal gun possession through the first time gun offender program ===

    Life is not simply an either or proposition. I doubt most gun control people want to imprison people for long terms for first time offenses. For heinous crimes? Certainly. But for illegal possession? Probably not.

    Imagine if the Supreme Court upholds the new law, and police next year catch speeders or domestic disturbance people also possessing unregistered assault weapons. I doubt most gun control people will seek prison enhancement charges in all cases. Rather, judicial discretion should be available. Diversion (and confiscation should should be on the table for those who reuse to register their weapons this year just to make a political point.

    Alternatively, I personally would prefer fewer guns on the streets, fewer weapons in general designed to efficiently kill multiple humans at a time, and prison sentences that are geared toward rehabilitation and quicker restitution. Locking people up for decades has never reduced crime. It has simply enhanced the fiscal burdens upon the citizenry. Long sentences also do not allow many prisoners to become better citizens.

    I see no contradiction between stronger gun regulations, and restorative justice. More humane (and shorter) prison sentences, rehabilitation of offenders, and restitution for harms caused do not have to contradict gun control measures.


  13. - Adam Laroach's son Drake - Thursday, May 25, 23 @ 12:18 pm:

    I appreciate your thoughtful response. I agree that judicial discretion should be available and under the law, even without this program, it is. That is because this program is not available for “non-probationalble” weapons offenses.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Illinois react (Updated)
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Isabel’s afternoon roundup (Updated x2)
* Keep calm and Dolt-on
* Saying the quiet part out loud (Updated)
* Study: Illinois has the most diverse cannabis business ownership in the US (Updated)
* Open thread
* Isabel’s morning briefing
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Live coverage
* Selected press releases (Live updates)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2024
June 2024
May 2024
April 2024
March 2024
February 2024
January 2024
December 2023
November 2023
October 2023
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller