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Topic - Larry Morrissey
Mid-size Illinois cities are banding together to form an alliance at the state Capitol, hoping to exert more influence in political action in Springfield.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York is running out of ammunition in his campaign for gun control. The public has moved on.
An Illinois mayor said he's dropped his membership with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, because its title doesn't match its agenda. It's too anti-Second Amendment, he said.
Morrissey said the cities share similar problems in areas of education, poverty, public housing and environmental concerns because they all have backgrounds in industry and manufacturing.
"We feel like a lot of the cities that are outside of Chicago need to make sure that we're not just lumped together either with the small cities or the biggest city," said Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey. "We've got our own needs that we want to see addressed."