Coming up live from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Greg Bishop hosts Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Today we'll delve more into the rich history the Presidential Library has to offer and how you can gain access to that info. Then it's on to talk about second chances. That's all ahead with Bishop On Air!
Kathryn Harris with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library joins the show to talk about some of the great resources the library has for Illinois residents to peruse. Everything from old newspaper clippings, photos, journal entries, genealogical information and more can be found behind the walls. As Bishop broadcasts from the library, Harris will join the show to share just some of the things offered at the ALPLM library.
First up, we'll talk about second chances for felons. The issue is hot surrounding the House of Rainbows zoning in the city of Springfield. House of Rainbows is a halfway house for people who have served hard time for hard crimes. Their request for a zoning variance was recently denied by the city, but there are ongoing hearings. And, it was recently revealed that two former House of Rainbows residents are now charged in a double murder. We'll talk with a representative from the Enos Park neighborhood, which is close to the House of Rainbows, about their concerns.
Then we'll get into the issue of Lanphire High School Basketball Coach Blake Turner and finally a statement from the school district interim superintendent. Bob Hill says that Turner's record was vetted and there was no special treatment, but officials decided to give him another chance. Isn't giving another chance considered special treatment? Does this show a pattern of improper approval of staff members at District 186, and should there be second chances for people wanting to work with public school kids? We'll talk about it with your phone calls coming up with Bishop On Air!
Where there's time, we'll also review Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day yesterday. It was a day of celebration for second amendment rights advocates, but there was also a call to change some of the concealed carry provisions, including changing some of the restrictions of where guns can be banned. Also, there was a lot of talk about registration leading to confiscation. Are those concerns overblown?
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