The church slaughter committed by a young man with a gun in Charleston is the reason behind a plan for a new type of gun legislation here in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
There was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.
un enthusiasts are hoping law makers will pull the trigger and lift the ban on silencers. Our neighbors to the east and west allow silencers. In this Original Report, Dorothy Tucker went to Northwest Indiana to find out why.
The families of violence victims lost to people shooting assault weapons joined the Brady Campaign and the Gun Violence Prevention Pac today, endorsing Governor Pat Quinn for re-election.
Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger Jim Oberweis verbally tangled over subjects ranging from gun violence and immigration to ethics in a meeting before the Tribune Editorial Board.
About 200 protestors and counter-protestors were outside Chuck’s Guns in south suburban Riverdale Saturday morning.
James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died Monday. He was 73.
First-year Congresswoman Robin Kelly is hoping her new report on gun violence can help spur more action on Capitol Hill, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
With Chicago’s hyperbolic reputation when it comes to gun violence, data like this can be perplexing. If this data is right though, Illinois ranks rather low when it comes to gun deaths when compared to other states.
Chicago aldermen have given preliminary approval to a measure allowing guns to be sold within the city as a federal court has ordered.
Chicago’s Cleo and Nate Pendleton joined other families in Washington D.C. to help launch the “Not One More” campaign.
Chicago Police say the recent theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles from a South Side rail yard is a concern, but not a surprise, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
While lawyers, judges and politicians decide the future of Chicago’s gun shop ban, most of the city’s residents live within no more than six miles from a licensed gun shop in the suburbs.
Chicago’s police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.
On the heels of a weekend that saw at least 37 people shot in Chicago – four of them fatally – Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said “lax state and federal gun laws” leave officers “running on a hamster wheel” in efforts to reduce gun violence.
Illinois lawmakers will be back in Springfield tomorrow to start their fall veto session, and some issues important to Chicago officials could be among those high on the agenda, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Alderman Jim Balcer, sponsor of the resolution, says State lawmakers should mandate three years in jail for most people caught with guns and without a Firearm Owners ID card.
Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel spoke at a graduation ceremony at Navy Pier for more than 120 new Chicago Police officers today. He told the new officers and their families that their work needs support […]
David “Big Dave” Lewisbey isn’t facing drug charges, though — he’s accused of making a small fortune by illegally supplying the guns that fuel Chicago’s deadly gang violence.