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PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator wants to add churches to the list of places where concealed guns wouldn't be allowed.
Park Ridge Democrat Dan Kotowski says he doesn't agree with a provision in the state's new concealed-carry law that allows guns in churches, temples or mosques. He filed an amendment to the law Monday and says he'll push for its approval.
Illinois was the last state in the nation to approve concealed-carry legislation this month.
Kotowski is a former gun control lobbyist.
He's one of a number of lawmakers seeking changes to the gun bill, although lawmakers voted to override changes that Gov. Pat Quinn proposed last week to meet a federal court deadline.
Several other states, including Nebraska, South Carolina and North Dakota, prohibit carrying concealed guns in churches.
A search is underway for three suspects after they crashed a stolen vehicle into a north County house.
Police say the suspects were driving a stolen Cadillac sedan when they crashed into a Spanish Lake home around 9:30 this morning. The suspects ran from the scene, but police believe they know their identities. K-9 units were called in to help with the search. No one was injured in the house.
If you've filled up the gas tank over the past few days, you noticed gasoline prices in St. Louis have risen 21.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.63 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 983 gas outlets in St. Louis.
This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A law that takes effect Aug. 28 will give physicians assistants more freedom to provide care in areas of Missouri with a shortage of doctors.
Currently, physician assistants must be supervised by a doctor located within 30 miles of where they practice. And a doctor must be present 66 percent of the time they are caring for patients.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the new law will allow the supervising doctor to be up to 50 miles away. The doctors also will have to spend only half of a day on site for every 14 days the physician assistant practices.
Supporters of the new law say it allows physician assistants to provide more affordable care for people living in rural areas or in urban areas with understaffed clinics.