State Senator Wants Illinois To Allow Local Assault Weapon BansState Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) said, based on the past two months alone, with the destruction wrought across the U.S. by assault weapons, local communities have to be given the flexibility to decide for themselves whether such guns should be outlawed.
Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting PoliciesGov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner’s support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.
City Expands Assault Weapons Ban, Hikes Penalties For Gun Crimes Near SchoolsBy a unanimous vote, Chicago aldermen approved two new gun control laws on Wednesday, at a special City Council meeting called by the mayor.
Alderman, NRA Activist Spar Over Measure To Ban Assault Weapons Chicago Aldermen have given preliminary approval to proposals for a City assault weapons ban and other measures expected to win approval at tomorrow’s special City Council meetings, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Waukegan Rejects Assault Weapons BanFacing a state-mandated deadline for communities to adopt firearm regulations prior to the implementation of Illinois’ new concealed-carry law, the council voted to follow overall state statute on firearms and not enact any extra measures.
Mayor Sets Special City Council Session For New Gun OrdinancesMayor Rahm Emanuel has called for a special session of the City Council next week, to vote on updates to the city’s assault weapons ban; and stiffer penalties for gun crimes near schools, on school buses, and along Safe Passage routes to and from school.
Homewood, Hazel Crest Eye Ban On Assault WeaponsAs state lawmakers decide Tuesday whether to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of the concealed-carry law, two Southland towns are set to vote Tuesday night on ordinances that would prohibit assault weapons within their borders, the Southtown Star reports.
Quinn Calls For Higher Minimum Wage, Assault Weapons Ban, Pension ReformGovernor Pat Quinn has told Illinois lawmakers the state is at a critical juncture, and he's outlined an ambitious legislative wish list.
Durbin Reintroduces Assault Weapons Ban In CongressCBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports new laws could be tough to sell at gun shows, like one held in suburban Rosemont on Friday.
Mayor Introduces Plan To Step Up Gun Control Measures In ChicagoMayor Rahm Emanuel escalated his assault on gun manufacturers on Thursday, accusing them of being more concerned with their bottom line than either public safety, or the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
Emanuel, Quinn, Preckwinkle Laud President's Gun Control PlanThe president announced he will press Congress to pass legislation requiring background checks on all gun purchases; reinstate the ban on military-style assault weapons; renew a 10-round limit on the size of ammunition magazines; and prohibit the possession, transfer, manufacture, or import of armor-piercing bullets.
Emanuel, McCarthy Continue Push For Tougher Gun LawsPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy continued the city’s full court press on gun violence, showing off a table full of confiscated guns, and trotting out statistics comparing Chicago to New York.