House adjourns without voting on gun crime sentencing bill

By WEEK Producer

House adjourns without voting on gun crime sentencing bill

November 7, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois House adjourned Thursday without voting on a mandatory minimum gun sentencing bill favored by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The bill is directly aimed at felons or known gang members who are prohibited by law from possessing a gun and increases penalties for weapons possession.

Under the bill first time offenders would have to serve at least 85-percent of their sentence.

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