Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The debate has been charged as restrictions on certain types of guns, background checks for gun buyers and other gun-related issues come under scrutiny.
With the battle over gun control issues heating up, we're wondering where you fall on some of the key points being debated. The 2nd Amendment right to bear arms was written at a time when American colonists were under oppression, were anticipating a war to win freedom from a tyrannical government and carried weapons that could fire just one shot before having to be reloaded with gun powder. Nearly 240 years later, weapons can be loaded with magazines containing 10 or more rounds, can automatically fire bullets in fast succession and, in some cases, can literally spray hundreds of rounds in a matter of seconds. When they fall into the wrong hands, the destruction of human life can be devastating, as was the case just months ago with the …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Businesses must obtain special-use permits from the Romeoville Village Board before they can install up to five machines.
Romeoville will allow businesses to install up to five video gambling machines, but only if they get village board approval for a special-use permit first. The board this week altered village ordinances to clarify the definition of video gambling and to insert a mechanism that allows trustees to reject applications for locations they deem inappropriate, a Joliet Herald News story said. Under state law, the machines are authorized for bars, restaurants, truck stops and fraternal organizations. The Romeoville ordinance allows the village to be even more selective. “Folks are probably never going to see this at a Chili’s or an Applebee’s,” Mayor John Noak said, according to the story. While many towns have rejected allowing video gambling at …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Watering is allowed in Romeoville every other day between prescribed morning and evening hours; village provides watering tips.
With the hot weather expected to continue through the coming week, the village of Romeoville is reminding residents that summer water conservation restrictions are in place through Sept. 10. Between the hours of 6 and 9 a.m. and 7 and 10 p.m., residents who have addresses ending in even numbers may water on even number calendar days. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on odd number calendar days. People with newly sodded and seeded lawns must obtain a village permit allowing for watering every day for 14 days with the prescribed hours. To obtain a permit, call the Public Works Department at 815-886-1870. Lawn Watering Tips