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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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Rep. Robin Kelly Calls For Stricter Gun Control In Wake Of Violent Weekend

After a violent and deadly holiday weekend, a Chicago Congresswoman is calling for gun control legislation, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

07/08/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley: Quinn Should Make Changes To Concealed-Carry Bill

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.

06/23/2013

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Gun Owners With Revoked FOID Cards Need To Have Firearms Taken Away

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.

05/29/2013

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Parents Of Children Killed In Newtown Lobby For Gun Control In Illinois

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.

05/19/2013

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2 Investigators: Can 3D Printers Be Used To Make Untraceable Plastic Guns?

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.

05/15/2013

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Illinois Senate Concealed Carry Proposal To Get Overhaul

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.

04/29/2013

Illinois House Of Representatives

Tempers Flare In Illinois House During Concealed Carry Debate

The difficulty over how lawmakers will craft a law allowing public possession of guns in Illinois has been clearly demonstrated on the House floor.

04/17/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Atty. Gen Lisa Madigan (right) might end up running against each other in the 2014 race for governor in Illinois. (Credit: Photo by Frank Polich/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Quinn And Madigan Differ On Guns, Housing

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.

04/15/2013

Joy Ehlenfeldt whose parents and five others were killed in the Browns Chicken Massacre speaks against concealed carry. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Gun Control Advocates Call On Madigan To Appeal Concealed Carry

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 […]

04/08/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Talks Anti-Violence At Chicago Churches

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.

03/17/2013

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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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