Stateline Midwest ~ January 2013
Rep. Kelly Cassidy doesn’t have to go far from her office in Springfield to understand the deep division over gun control and gun owner rights in Illinois.
Her suite mate inside the state Capitol is not only a fellow legislator, but a fellow member of the House Democratic caucus. She represents a part of Chicago, he a part of downstate Illinois.
They respect one another and can find agreement on many issues, but not when it comes to what to do about the state’s gun laws.
“We live in two different worlds,” she says.