Turner Am250 rSPRINGFIELD – As summer weather quickly approaches central Illinois, State Senator Doris Turner is encouraging residents to take up a new outdoor hobby like wingshooting.

“Summer is almost here, and I hope everyone gets a chance to spend quality time outdoors with the people that matter most,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “Wingshooting is a great opportunity for quality bonding time while also getting some much-needed Vitamin D.”

Introductory wingshooting clinics teach participants to safely shoot a shotgun at a moving target. The clinic starts with a shotgun safety presentation followed by a small-group, hands-on shotgun orientation session with each group’s wingshooting instructor.

Wingshooting clinics are taught by instructors certified by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources or the National Sporting Clays Association. Not only do participants learn to safely handle and shoot a shotgun, but they also enjoy learning these things in a low-stress, fun environment.

The co-sponsors for this event are Capital Area Coveys Quail Forever, National Wild Turkey Federation, New Salem Firearms and Ducks Unlimited Tri-County Chapter.

The registration fee is $10 for the clinics, which will take place on June 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is provided. Register online here.

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Turner Retail Theft rSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) supported a new law that curbs organized retail theft and holds ringleaders accountable.
“Organized retail theft has become more prevalent across the nation. Illinois needed to update its laws to fight back against the uptick and prioritize public safety for its residents, workers and the business community,” Turner said. “By signing the Organized Retail Crime Act into law, our state has the tools necessary to combat this sophisticated assault on our communities.”
In partnership with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the office of the attorney general, the law defines Organized Retail Crime as a specific criminal charge and provides prosecutors with additional resources to hold perpetrators accountable. House Bill 1091 codifies Organized Retail Crime as the theft of retail merchandise with intent to sell.
Under the law, prosecutors will have additional opportunities to bring charges against offenders regardless of where the crime takes place. For example, if the conspiracy, theft and selling occurred in different jurisdictions, each jurisdiction would have the ability to prosecute the entire crime. The Illinois Attorney General will also have the ability to prosecute via a statewide grand jury.
To prevent stolen goods from being sold online, the measure also creates the Integrity, Notification and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act, or the INFORM Act, to require third-party sellers to verify users’ identity with bank account numbers or other personal identifying information. Sellers who do not comply may be suspended.
“Communities across Illinois have been plagued by this new of retail theft,” Turner said. “This newly signed law shows business owners and the public that we value their contributions and will work to keep them safe.”
House Bill 1091 was signed into law on May 13th and takes effect January 1, 2023.
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Turner USA rSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) supports a newly signed law to increase police officer retention and recruitment across Illinois.

“This law gives police departments extra tools to recruit and retain quality officers to better protect and serve their communities,” said Turner. “We must work to ensure our communities have quality officers that have a clear path of advancement.”

Police departments across the nation have experienced a drop in officer retention, caused by a large hiring wave in the 1990s. Officers hired then are now at retirement age or just years away. House Bill 3863 creates the Law Enforcement Recruitment and Retention Fund to award grants to assist law enforcement agencies in hiring and retaining law enforcement officers.

"It’s time to make the necessary investments in our personnel and find ways to recruit the next generation of first responders,” Turner said. “This law shows our commitment to officers and our belief that quality officers make communities safer.”

HB 3863 was signed into law today and takes effect immediately.   

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