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Logan Co. becomes 'sanctuary firearm county'; Mount Pulaski school repairs approved

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LINCOLN — Logan County voters on Tuesday approved a referendum to become a sanctuary firearm county.

The measure, which passed 5,869-3,397, or 63 percent, doubles down on the County Board’s previous resolution opposing the passage of any bill by Illinois legislators that would restrict gun rights.

Logan joined the 26 Illinois counties that call themselves “gun sanctuaries.” In these counties, political and law enforcement officials limit their cooperation with federal authorities on Second Amendment issues that county leaders deem unconstitutional.

In a second attempt, voters decided 953-814 to approve a $10 million referendum to repair a portion of the Mount Pulaski High School.

The bonds will pay to replace the 1912-1926 sections of the school, including building, repairs, demolition and additions. The decision was supported by 54 percent of voters.

By a vote of 683-450, Chester-East Lincoln voters decided to elect the board of education at large and without restriction by area of residence within the district.

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Logan County had 56 percent turnout, with 10,216 of 18,396 registered voters casting a ballot.

Contact Kelsey Watznauer at (309) 820-3254. Follow her on Twitter: @kwatznauer.

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