Greg Bishop is back at it with news you can use and information you're not gonna find anywhere else! It's Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield! Coming up today we'll talk felons in government, concealed carry (again), plus we'll get into more news from City Hall, especially when it comes to the city's public library. And we'll ask you: Should the city have an inspector general or hire an outside firm to investigate wrongdoing? Don't miss it!
There's an effort to change the law before anyone even gets a permit. Why? Have there been problems with people taking their legally permitted guns to places they are not supposed to? Not yet, because the law hasn't been fully implemented. We'll talk about what, if any, changes need to happen with Illinois' concealed carry legislation.
After 10:30 we'll talk with the Director of Lincoln Library, Nancey Huntley. Springfield's Public Library revealed their budget to Aldermen Monday, and with it comes an increase of 8 percent over last year. That increase does not include any new positions to help in the front lines or behind the scenes. The increase is mainly for improvements to the second floor and also to their heating and air conditioning. We'll talk with Ms. Huntley about the balance between traditional and digital content and how Lincoln Library will take on the challenges of the future.
Police Chief Depo
Springfield Leaks, again, has come through with their promise, and this time they've posted the trasncript to the deposition of former Police Chief Robert Williams. After going over the depositions of both Lt. Chris Mueller (the head of IA) and Springfield Police union president Don Edwards, we'll now review what Robert Williams had to say. You don't want to miss the next review of files in the aftermath of the Filed Shred case.
Inspector General or Inspector Consultant
Should the city have an inspector general office, or hire on a consultant to do investigations into alleged wrongdoing at city hall? We'll open up that debate as Springfield Aldermen prepare to discuss the issue in budget hearings. Be sure to sound off on this important question!
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