Background Checks

Alvarez: Journalists' Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background ChecksCook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
Lawmaker Outlines Ideas For New Ridesharing RulesA Democratic state lawmaker says background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he wants included in new legislation calling for regulations of the ridesharing industry.
Emanuel Wants To Require Videotaping Of All Gun Sales In ChicagoThe Emanuel administration has outlined a plan to impose strict regulations on gun shops that open within city limits, including a requirement to record every sale on video.
State Police OK Instructors For Concealed Carry TrainingIllinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors -- most from northern Illinois -- have been approved to train them.
Quinn Signs Gun Law Requiring Owners To Report Lost, Stolen FireamsIllinois gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon will face tougher restrictions under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Dart Slams 30-Day Deadline For Concealed Carry Background ChecksCook County Sheriff Tom Dart said his department doesn't have the manpower, the time, or the money to properly conduct background checks for those who want to carry concealed weapons within the time required under a new state law.
Emanuel: Senate 'Copped Out' By Rejecting Expanded Background Checks On Gun SalesMayor Rahm Emanuel said, by failing to pass expanded background checks for gun sales, Congress has let politics has get in the way of what should be elected officials’ first priority: protecting the public.
State Rifle Association Head Supports Gun Checks For Mental IllnessThe head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says Illinois has already complied with one of the elements in President Obama's package of gun control proposals, and his group supported it.
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.
Lawmakers Push For Background Checks For Online DatersIllinois lawmakers are pushing for criminal background checks for online daters.
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