1,100 Downers Grove Students Given Detention For School WalkoutDowners Grove Community High School District 99 Supt. Hank Thiele said the students consider the detention a "badge of honor."
Illinois Senate Approves New Gun Control Measures; Wait Period Bill Sent To RaunerThe Illinois Senate has adopted a ban on bump stocks, an age limit to own assault-style weapons and an extended waiting period for delivery of high-capacity weapons.
Students Walk Out To Call For Gun Reform; 'This Is A Defining Moment'Students across the Chicago area walked out of school Wednesday morning, in a show of solidarity with the growing gun control movement led by survivors of the deadly school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida.
Thousands Of Catholic Chicago Students Joining National School WalkoutSt. Sabina sixth grader Lawrence Lee said the walkout shows the students are standing up for their rights.
Rauner Vetoes Gun Dealer Licensing LegislationA day after repeatedly ducking questions about whether he would sign legislation to license gun dealers in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced he plans to veto the measure.
Emanuel: Rauner 'Can Run, But He Cannot Hide' On Gun Dealer LicensingMayor Rahm Emanuel stepped up pressure on Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday to sign a gun dealer licensing bill, suggesting the governor is avoiding the issue ahead of the primary election next week.
White House Backs Off Support For Raising Age To Buy Guns, Vows To Help Arm TeachersJust days before a nationwide school walkout to support stronger gun control laws, the White House has unveiled a new proposal to prevent school shootings.
Emanuel Hands Rauner Letter Urging Governor To Sign Gun Licensing Bill; 'Where Does He Stand?'Mayor Rahm Emanuel personally delivered a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday, urging him to sign legislation requiring gun dealers in Illinois to obtain state licenses, after not getting a response to an identical letter the mayor sent to the governor last week.
Illinois House Passes Several New Gun Safety MeasuresWednesday brought the biggest drive for new gun laws Springfield has seen in years.
Illinois House Expected To Vote On New Gun Control MeasuresBuses loaded with vocal Chicagoans and religious leaders were heading to the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, to urge the General Assembly to approve a package of gun control measures.
Johnson To Urge Lawmakers To OK Gun Control Bill Named For CPD Cmdr. Paul BauerChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and other top police brass were headed to Springfield on Tuesday, in an effort to convince lawmakers to ban the sales of body armor and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Emanuel: Latest School Shooting A Tipping PointThe Chicago mayor made his comments after being prompted by a reporter to repeat a favorite quote: "Don't let a serious crisis go to waste."