Silver Dollar Restaurant

422 E. Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL  60421


   This month we welcome Joe Wooten as our guest speaker.  Joe will be sharing his thoughts on the Fukushima nuclear disaster and on nuclear disaster preparation.  Joe designs nuclear reactors and is very knowledgeable on the subject. This should certainly be an informative evening so come out and join us...and dont' forget to bring a friend!



WCGR Gun Giveaway

         Will County ISRA member, Eric Preimesberger, was the name drawn for the WCGR Gun Giveaway last month. Unfortunately, Eric was not present so we will draw another name this month. Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local, state and federal laws.


August Meeting


 Our speaker last month was ISRA Executive Director, Rich Pearson.  He reminded us that there are only 82 days until the election so now is the time to encourage people you know to vote for pro-Second Amendment candidates. He talked about Trump having no ground troops and that he believes you need ground troops to get the vote out. Here are some more things that Rich discussed with us:

• Julie Morrissey is having a subject hearing on SB2130.  This bill, if passed, would amend the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act:   more


Thank you to everyone who attended!


Chairman's Comments


    There has been a lot discussion of concealed carry in public buildings in Will County since Steve Balich brought forward a resolution he wrote just days before the Orlando murders, in June, to the legislative committee meeting on the Tuesday after that horrid event. Steve feels that Will County board members, just like Aldermen in Chicago, should be able to carry weapons in the county building for their protection, as well as being able to add additional protection to others there in an emergency.


Since presenting the Resolution, a more compelling statute was noted by an attorney friend of Balich, Ed Ronkowski. Ed wrote:



As you know, the Illinois Concealed Carry laws prohibit an Illinois Concealed Carry licensee from knowingly carrying a firearm on or into any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government. As you also know, Illinois Criminal Code prohibits a person to possess on or about his person, upon any public street, alley, or other public lands within the corporate limits of a city, village or incorporated town, except when an invitee thereon or therein, for the purpose of the display of such weapon or the lawful commerce in weapons, or except when on his land or in his own abode, legal dwelling, or fixed place of business, or on the land or in the legal dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person’s permission, any pistol, revolver, stun gun or taser or other firearm. more


Political Disclaimer

The ISRA and the Will County Division of the ISRA CAN NOT and WILL NOT endorse any candidate or party. We feature speakers to allow us to learn about the positions a candidate holds about the Second Amendment, and welcome all candidates to speak to us. Only the ISRA Political Victory Fund can endorse candidates or donate to political campaigns.