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.
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.
After a violent and deadly holiday weekend, a Chicago Congresswoman is calling for gun control legislation, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.
Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Daley says Governor Quinn should make some changes before he signs the bill allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
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.
The parents of three children killed at Sandy Hook School in Newton, Connecticut, stood with Governor Quinn today at the Thompson Center – in support of new legislation to ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois.
Imagine a gun that can’t be traced and can pass right through security without being detected. A Texas man announced last week that he’d made one using something called a 3D printer.
Illinois Senate legislation touted as a compromise between Chicagoans weary of street violence and gun owners eager to legally carry concealed weapons elsewhere appears more restrictive than promised, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. It will be redrafted before it’s even filed, a spokeswoman said Monday.
The difficulty over how lawmakers will craft a law allowing public possession of guns in Illinois has been clearly demonstrated on the House floor.
Illinois voters got a peek Monday at what a 2014 gubernatorial primary might look like, as Gov. Pat Quinn and his potential toughest Democratic challenger played up their individual efforts to help the housing market bounce back and offered differing takes on the state’s concealed carry discussions.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Gun control advocates are spending the day at the Thompson Center, speaking out against changing state law to allow people to carry concealed weapons, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. “As far […]
Gov. Pat Quinn spent his second consecutive Sunday at Chicago houses of worship calling for more anti-violence efforts on city streets and the need for an assault weapons ban — pointing specifically to the recent shooting death of a 6-month-old girl.
Some say money bought her the race. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley crunched the numbers on how much each vote cost the candidate.
The meeting comes on the heels of a legal victory for gun rights supporters who want the state to lift its ban on concealed carry of handguns.
The state’s mass transit agencies say they are willing to go to the mat with the National Rifle Association over concealed guns aboard trains and buses.
A 15-year-old student was arrested Monday morning for trying to bring an unloaded handgun into a Northwest Side high school.
One of the front runners to replace ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is leaving the race.
18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2’S Mike Puccinelli.
Mayor Emanuel joined Superintendent Garry McCarthy and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in proposing higher and certain mandatory jail time for violent gun crimes.
Illinois and Indiana law enforcement officers plan to team-up to go after gun-runners.