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Words and Pictures

Serious collectors know all about the Fine Books and Manuscripts auctions Leslie Hindman holds from time to time, and they’re sure to be all over the Hemingway and Fitzgerald first editions at the next one, Wednesday, August 8 (preview Sunday through Tuesday) …

Can Pat Quinn Ban Assault Weapons in Illinois?

Illinois has long been a key battleground in the debate over the Second Amendment, from the banning of labor militias in the 1870s, to the tommy guns that curtailed Americans’ rights to certain types of guns, to Morton Grove’s handgun ban, the first in the nation. And that past history, stretching back to the Civil War, determines what the state can and can’t do.