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  1. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-shot-in-head-on-busch-stadium-metrolink-platform-not/article_b830dfb8-f91c-5b9f-9025-22d28538fb6a.html The shooting happened on the Missouri side of the river, but according to the details, it looks like the riders boarded on the Illinois side. lhampton
  2. Thank you for your responses. We will try jpeg as suggested by InterestedBystander. He was born prior to 2000, so alternate call-in should not be necessary. If that fails, then I guess the old fashioned snail mail approach. Louie Hampton
  3. Still thinking about this. I'm struck that the part that bothers me most is not that we have to play the game. Jumping through hoops and paying fees for things that we could do so easily, and freely, just 10 miles down the road and across the bridge. What bothers me most, is not that I have to deal with it, but that my son has to. How silly is that?
  4. Stupid question? I guess. However, my application for foid didn't require a notary. His signature doesn't require a notary. The only thing that requires a notary is my statement that I am his parent and meet the standards required to obtain a foid. Duh, been there done that, got the fancy plastic with the ten digit number to prove it, along with the other fancy plastic with the same number but a pretty blue stripe at the top that says I can jump through their hoops. So while I'm asking stupid questions... As he is applying online, do I need to arrange transportation for the notary to my house to look at my computer, or should I load my computer up and meet the notary at an FFL. What is the transfer fee required for that? I know I sound harsh. While that is intentional, it isn't directed at anyone here. I've lurked for a while and learned a great deal here, I just think that the whole foid concept is ridiculous. It has been a long day, and I used up all my purple at the office.
  5. So my son has finally decided to apply for his FOID card. As he is nineteen I see that I have to sign for him as parent or guardian. Does my signature really have to be notarized? We are transplants from Missouri, so a lot of this ILBS is unfamiliar to us. Louie Hampton
  6. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article117730158.html BY KAITLYN SCHWERS kschwers@bnd.com St. Clair County authorities investigating recent shootings at two MetroLink stations say they’re looking to see if the incidents are related. Investigator Scott Toth said Tuesday that at least one sheriff’s deputy was at the Swansea MetroLink station parking lot around 8 p.m. Monday when a man was shot in the face while waiting on the platform. Two people were taken into custody in connection to the shooting. Toth said the man’s condition was unavailable on Tuesday, but that the man was still receiving treatment at a St. Louis hospital. The investigator said the sheriff’s office does a routine check at each MetroLink station in the area and that a deputy was patrolling around the Swansea station at the time of the shooting on Monday. Toth said the deputy was able to apprehend two people believed to be involved in the shooting. This marked the second MetroLink station shooting within a week. Another man was shot during a robbery at the MetroLink station near the Casino Queen in East St. Louis around 8 p.m. Nov. 22, according to the sheriff’s office. Toth said the suspects stole “an undetermined amount of money” and shot the man in the back. The sheriff’s office said a deputy was not at the station when the robbery occurred, but said one responded shortly afterward. Toth said the man shot in East St. Louis has been released from the hospital and is cooperating with authorities in their investigation. “We are investigating and trying to connect the two,” Toth said of the two incidents in East St. Louis and Swansea. The sheriff’s office said it has been talking to witnesses and has received surveillance video from both shootings. More details are expected to be released Wednesday if charges are filed from Monday night’s incident. Patti Beck, a Metro spokesperson, said the transit system was assisting in both investigations. “Our entire team, which includes the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, St. Louis police, St. Louis County Police, along with our public safety officers and contracted security guards, we’re all committed to protecting riders that board the Metro system,” Beck said. “We’ll continue to do everything we can to transport our riders safely to their destinations.”
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