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An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Kelly: Money Didn’t Make The Difference In Election

Some say money bought her the race. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley crunched the numbers on how much each vote cost the candidate.

02/27/2013

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Lawmakers Discuss Gun Control At Hearing In Chicago

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.

02/22/2013

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Illinois Transit Agencies To Fight Against Guns On Buses, Trains

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.

02/20/2013

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Student Arrested For Bringing Gun To NW Side High School

A 15-year-old student was arrested Monday morning for trying to bring an unloaded handgun into a Northwest Side high school.

02/18/2013

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (Credit: Illinois General Assembly)

Hutchinson Dropping Out of 2nd District Race

One of the front runners to replace ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is leaving the race.

02/17/2013

Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Student Killed Hours After Sister Attended President’s Speech

18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2′S Mike Puccinelli.

02/16/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Announces New Gun Legislation

Mayor Emanuel joined Superintendent Garry McCarthy and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in proposing higher and certain mandatory jail time for violent gun crimes.

02/11/2013

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Illinois And Indiana Law Enforcement To Hold Gun Summit

Illinois and Indiana law enforcement officers plan to team-up to go after gun-runners.

02/10/2013

Cook County Board

Cook County Commissioners Approve New Gun Control Measure

The Cook County Board has approved imposing fines of up to $2,000 on gun owners who fail to inform police if a gun is stolen, lost, or transferred to someone else.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2013

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Concealed Carry Prompts Lively Debate In Bronzeville

The likelihood of concealed-carry gun legislation in Illinois prompted lively debate Saturday at a “town hall” meeting in the near South Side Bronzeville neighborhood.

02/02/2013

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Expert: Mentally Ill No More Violent Than Anyone Else

Mental health care and treatment are being discussed as ways to prevent gun violence, but Lorrie Jones, head of the Illinois Division of Mental Health, says just because someone has a mental problem doesn’t mean he’s a homicidal maniac.

02/02/2013

Anita Alvarez

Anita Alvarez Faces Tough Questions On Rising Violence

Anita Alvarez is as frustrated as anyone else, claiming she’s doing the best she can, with what she has to work with.

02/01/2013

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Durbin Squares Off With NRA Boss On Capitol Hill

At one point, the hearing had to be gaveled to order when Durbin and National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre accused each other of missing the point on mandatory background checks for gun purchases.

WBBM Newsradio–01/30/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Super PAC Ad Slams Halvorson’s Record On Guns

There’s a new, very high-profile, player in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, who this week alone plans to spend more money than any of the 16 Democratic candidates has been able to raise.

CBS 2–01/30/2013

Stephanie Gordon, one of the leaders of the Chicago chapter of One Million Moms For Gun Control. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Moms March For Gun Control

In New Jersey, the nation’s capital and in cities across the country, thousands gathered to call for more gun control.

01/26/2013

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State Rifle Association Head Supports Gun Checks For Mental Illness

The head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says Illinois has already complied with one of the elements in President Obama’s package of gun control proposals, and his group supported it.

01/26/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Durbin Reintroduces Assault Weapons Ban In Congress

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports new laws could be tough to sell at gun shows, like one held in suburban Rosemont on Friday.

CBS 2–01/25/2013

Dick Durbin

Durbin Expects Expanded Background Checks For Guns

Illinois U.S. Senator Richard Durbin says he expects Congress will vote to expand background checks for weapons purchases to include gun shows.

01/20/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses proposed gun control measures he's introduced to the City Council. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Introduces Plan To Step Up Gun Control Measures In Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel escalated his assault on gun manufacturers on Thursday, accusing them of being more concerned with their bottom line than either public safety, or the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

CBS 2–01/17/2013

Firearms for sale at an area gun shop. (CBS)

Emanuel, Quinn, Preckwinkle Laud President’s Gun Control Plan

The president announced he will press Congress to pass legislation requiring background checks on all gun purchases; reinstate the ban on military-style assault weapons; renew a 10-round limit on the size of ammunition magazines; and prohibit the possession, transfer, manufacture, or import of armor-piercing bullets.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2013

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