SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — The Illinois attorney general's office says the federal appellate court has given the state an extra 30 days to lift its ban on concealed weapons.
The court on Tuesday granted Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request to allow Gov. Pat Quinn more time to review legislation passed last week.
However, on issuing its ruling, the court said it would not issue another extension of its mandate past the new deadline of July 9.
Illinois was the last state in the union banning the concealed carrying of guns when, in December, the court struck down the ban. The court gave lawmakers until June 8 to legalize the concealed carry of firearms.
Madigan said the Sunday date would have shortened the time set in the state constitution to allow Quinn to review legislation.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Uzbekistan national living in Idaho is expected to appear in federal court Friday on charges he conspired with a terrorist group on a scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction.
Federal agents raided the Boise apartment of 30 year old Fazliddin Kurbanov Thursday after a grand jury issued a three-count indictment accusing him of federal terrorism charges.
The indictment alleges Kurbanov gave money, computer software and other resources to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan - a designated foreign terrorist group.
He's also charged with helping prepare for the use of a weapon of mass destruction.
Federal prosecutors say any potential threat has been contained by his arrest.
A separate federal grand jury indictment accuses him of taking part in terrorist activity in Utah earlier this year.