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News Headlines – July 6, 2018

Last Updated on July 6th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is taking a hard stance against a former Nazi on the fall ballot for Congress. Mercer County is the latest county in the state to declare itself a gun sanctuary. Decatur Police say they don’t think two shootings in the city early yesterday are related. Police in Rockford are looking for a young man who they say beat-up a senior citizen late last month.

>>Governor Rauner Doubles Down On Opposition To Nazi Candidate

(Champaign, IL) — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is telling voters near Chicago to vote for anyone but a Nazi. The governor told a Champaign TV station this week that he cannot support former Nazi, and current candidate Arthur Jones in a race for Congress. But Rauner wouldn’t go as far as to endorse the Democrat in the race. Republicans say they are looking for a write-in candidate that they can support instead.

>>Mercer County Declares Itself A Gun Sanctuary

(Aledo, IL) — Mercer County is the latest county in Illinois to declare itself a sanctuary for gun owners. The county board last night unanimously approved a resolution declaring that the county will ‘stand up’ for gun owners’ Second Amendment rights. Mercer County is the 30th county in the state to adopt a gun sanctuary resolution. Board Member Brian Anseeuw says the idea is to send a message to Springfield and Chicago that the folks in Mercer County don’t want to be told what to do when it comes to their gun rights.

>>Decatur Police Don’t Think Two Shootings Are Related

(Decatur, IL) — Detectives in Decatur say they don’t think two shootings in the city are related. One person died in a shooting just after midnight yesterday on the city’s near west side. The other victim is clinging to life, Detective Steve Carroll says someone shot him in the head. That man was delivered to a local hospital. Police say they are still looking for suspects and motives for both shootings.

>>Rockford Police Look For Suspect In Elderly Man’s Beating

(Rockford, IL) — Police in Rockford are looking for a young man who they say beat up a senior citizen late last month. Winnebago County prosecutors yesterday authorized charges against Mecose Johnson, and police say he beat-up a 71-year-old man in June. Police say they don’t know where Johnson is, and they’re asking the public for help in finding him.

>>Fire Investigators Label Quincy Fire As Suspicious

(Quincy, IL) — Investigators in Quincy are calling a fire earlier this week ‘suspicious.’ Adams County Chief Deputy Joe Lohmeyer yesterday said it looks like someone started the fire at a house on the city’s south side. No one was hurt in the fire. Lohmeyer says it’s ‘too early’ to talk about suspects.