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Homewood, Hazel Crest ban assault guns

Homewood trustees voted Tuesday night to prohibit assault weapons in the village, taking advantage of a provision in Illinois’ new concealed-carry law that allows towns to ban the powerful guns within 10 days of the law going into effect….

…Under the ordinance, approved by a 5-0 vote, anyone in the village with an assault rifle has 90 days to either remove it from the village limits, alter the weapon to make it permanently inoperable or turn it over to police for disposal. Anyone who violates the ordinance faces a fine of from $100 to $750.

Also Tuesday night, Hazel Crest trustees passed a similar ordinance against assault weapons. Read Casey Toner’s full story here in the Southtown Star.

Please click here to read a related story by  Lauren Traut in the Patch or  here to view another story on WGN news.

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