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.
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.
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.
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.
Anita Alvarez is as frustrated as anyone else, claiming she’s doing the best she can, with what she has to work with.
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.
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.
In New Jersey, the nation’s capital and in cities across the country, thousands gathered to call for more gun control.
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.
CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports new laws could be tough to sell at gun shows, like one held in suburban Rosemont on Friday.
Illinois U.S. Senator Richard Durbin says he expects Congress will vote to expand background checks for weapons purchases to include gun shows.
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.
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.
He was shot at a gas station, tried to drive to the hospital, and died. As a murder victim’s family was demanding stronger gun laws in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was pushing for stricter gun control nationwide.
Gun owners in Chicago and suburban Cook County may have new incentives for keeping better track of their weapons.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took part in a spirited debate over gun violence this morning on the city’s South Side.
The mayor said, at the next City Council meeting on Jan. 17, he’ll introduce a new gun control ordinance, though he wouldn’t provide details.
CBS 2 visited a gun show at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn.
Spurred by the Newtown school shooting massacre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was leading a coalition of Chicago area mayors in a renewed drive for stronger gun control laws.