SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- Representative Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) joined Capitol Connection to react to the House passing a $15 minimum wage, and to explain what ideas his party is offering to address the widening gap of income inequality.
"All of these were relatively young people — many of them were very young people. We will never know their gifts and talents. Their lives were snuffed out way too short," he said of the victims, who included a 21-year-old university student on his first day as an intern.
An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that would have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun.
The university's oncology-hematology fellowship program is set to begin July 1 in Springfield. Memorial Medical Center and its parent organization, Memorial Health System, are the program's main financial backers.