A new team from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has launched an effort to seize guns from thousands of people whose state gun permits have been revoked.
Despite Tuesday’s dramatic concealed-carry victory at the Statehouse, gun-rights advocates headed back into federal court Wednesday to object to the pace at which the state intends to carry out the new law and to seek immediate authority to begin carrying their firearms in public places.
Deborah Gowder says she can’t escape the danger of being mugged while walking the streets of her Englewood neighborhood, a place where she says she was attacked decades ago.
Illinois State Police say they’re trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.
More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.
Since the mass murders in Colorado, interest in owning a gun appears to have spiked here in Illinois.
An Illinois lawmaker says state politics and the economy have helped increase the number of FOID card registrations over the past year.
The issue of gun owner privacy – or secrecy – is heading to the courts.