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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Left) and State Senator Jim Oberweis (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Oberweis Clash Over Gun Control, Taxes In Meeting WIth Tribune Editorial Board

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.

09/29/2014

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Pro, Anti-Gun Protestors Rally Outside Suburban Gun Shop

About 200 protestors and counter-protestors were outside Chuck’s Guns in south suburban Riverdale Saturday morning.

09/06/2014

Former White House press secretary James Brady.   (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former White House Press Secretary, Gun Control Advocate Jim Brady Dies

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.

08/04/2014

Congresswoman Robin Kelly leads Mayor Emanuel, lawmakers and others in talking about need for new gun laws. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly Releases Report On Gun Violence

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.

06/30/2014

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Illinois Ranks Low In List Comparing Gun Laws, Gun Ownership And Gun Deaths By State

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.

06/25/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Committee Passes Ordinance Requiring Gun Sales To Be Videotaped

Chicago aldermen have given preliminary approval to a measure allowing guns to be sold within the city as a federal court has ordered.

06/18/2014

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Parents Of Hadiya Pendleton Help Launch ‘Not One More’ Campaign

Chicago’s Cleo and Nate Pendleton joined other families in Washington D.C. to help launch the “Not One More” campaign.

06/17/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Not Surprised By Assault Rifle Theft At South Side Rail Yard

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.

05/12/2014

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Map Shows Several Gun Shops Within Few Miles Of Most Chicagoans

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.

04/30/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Concealed Carry Could Lead To More Guns On The Street

Chicago’s police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.

04/28/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Lax Gun Laws To Blame For Violence

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.

04/14/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

General Assembly To Consider Mandatory Gun Crime Sentencing

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.

10/21/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Resolution Urges State To Impose Mandatory Sentencing On Gun Crimes

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.

10/16/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

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

09/26/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses an anti-violence summit at Chicago State University. (CBS)

Emanuel Tells New Cops Their Work Needs More Support From Legislators, Parents

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 […]

09/23/2013

Chicago police show off firearms seized in the Calumet District on the Far South Side, where officers have seized more guns than any other police district in the city. (Credit: CBS)

Defendant Denies Selling Guns To Gangs: Trust Me, I’m A Drug Dealer

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.

09/18/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Committee Approves Rewrite Of Gun Laws

The ordinance headed for a full City Council vote Wednesday brings City gun laws in line with the state’s law allowing carrying of concealed weapons.

09/09/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn signs legislation requiring gun owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Gun Law Requiring Owners To Report Lost, Stolen Fireams

Illinois 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.

08/18/2013

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State Sen. Wants Concealed Guns Banned In Churches

State Senator Dan Kotowski, a Democrat from Park Ridge and a former gun control lobbyist, wants churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of prayer exempted from places where eligible gun owners will be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

07/15/2013

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Chicago Concealed-Carry Advocates Welcome New Law

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.

07/09/2013

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