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Chicago’s Gun Problem — There Are Too Many

Despite comparable resources to other big city’s, Chicago’s violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles — why?


A Cook County sheriff's officer walks off with a confiscated gun. (CBS)

When Gun-Owner Cards Are Revoked, Sheriff’s Police Go After Weapons

More than 5,000 Cook County residents are illegally holding guns after their firearms ownership cards were revoked. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Gun Owners With Revoked FOID Cards Need To Have Firearms Taken Away

The Sheriff of Cook County says: look right across from schools, parks and churches, and you’ll find people with guns who aren’t supposed to have them.


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Audit: Unstable People Could End Up Getting FOID Cards In Illinois

An audit has been conducted on the rules governing Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Cards, and officials say the results raise troubling questions.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

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Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago

Significantly more Chicagoans are arming themselves with guns.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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Gun Records Likely To Remain Secret, Under Bill Headed To Gov. Quinn

In a victory for gun owners over advocates of open government, the Senate voted 42-1 to overturn a ruling earlier this year by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office that the names are public under the Freedom of Information Act.


A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Judge Stalls Disclosure Of Registered Gun Owners’ Names

Gun-rights advocates have challenged a ruling by the state’s attorney general that the names of registered gun owners be made public.


File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Madigan Orders Police To Release Names Of Gun Owners

The names of the Illinois residents who can legally carry a gun may soon be made public.