Leighton Criminal Courts Building (CBS)

Probationer Grabs For Officer’s Gun At Courthouse

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports the incident has probation officers renewing calls for more staff.


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Off-Duty Cop’s Gun Taken During Armed Robbery

The robbery happened about 7:30 p.m., as the off-duty officer sat in his own car near 91st and King Drive, police said.


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Cops: Correctional Officer Pulls Gun In Fight Over Washer

A Cook County correctional officer faces weapons charges after she allegedly pulled a gun while arguing with a woman over a washing machine and said, “This is all the protection I need.”


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Cary Grove Drill To Include Shooting Blanks In Hallways

A school shooting drill planned for tomorrow in the far northwestern suburbs has many parents upset.


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Groupon Puts Gun-Related Deals On Hold

The company offered no context to the decision. Gun rights and restrictions have been the subject of fierce debate following a string of mass murders.


John Marsh Elementary School (Credit: CBS)

Parents Meet With Principal After Teen Arrested For Gun At School

Parents were attending a meeting at John Marsh Elementary School on Friday, after complaining that they weren’t officially notified about a teen’s arrest for bringing a gun to school until after they’d read about it on Facebook.

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A 13-year-old boy is arrested at John Marsh Elementary School on Jan. 9, 2013, after bringing an unloaded revolver and ammunition to school and putting them in his locker. (Supplied to CBS 2)

Teen Arrested After Bringing Gun To School

A teenager was arrested after bringing an unloaded gun to school and stored it in his locker.


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Man Threatened Family Members Inside Crystal Lake Home

A northwest suburban man was arrested Saturday after wielding a gun and threatening family members, who barricaded themselves inside a room to escape him.


Darius Lewis, 17, is charged with reckless discharge of a weapon after he accidentally shot and killed his friend Kentan Scott, 15. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Teen Shot, Killed By Friend Playing With Gun

A teenager who died two days after he was shot in the head on the West Side was killed by a friend playing with a gun, according to police.


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Teen Dies After Playing With Gun, Authorities Say

A teenager died two days after he accidentally shot himself in the head at his home in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.


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Man Uninjured In Shooting Outside Oak Lawn Chuck E Cheese’s

A man sitting in a car in the parking lot of an Oak Lawn Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant emerged unscathed after two gunmen approached the vehicle and opened fire Saturday night.


State Sen. Donne Trotter reportedly is employed by Allpoints Security, which allows him to carry a concealed weapon. (CBS)

Security Company Won’t Confirm Whether It Employs Gun-Carrying Lawmaker

A spokesman for a security firm that reputedly employs state Sen. Donne Trotter couldn’t confirm Friday whether the lawmaker holds a position that allows him to carry a concealed weapon. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


State Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after being released on $25,000 bond on Dec. 6, 2012, on a charge of trying to bring a gun onto a plane at O'Hare International Airport the day before. (Credit: CBS)

Trotter Bonds Out On Airplane-Weapons Charge, Will Stay In 2nd District Race

State Sen. Donne Trotter on Thursday evening said he’ll stay in the race for the 2nd Congressional District, even though he faces charges he tried to bring a handgun through a security checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport.

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Quinn: Trotter Case Should Play Out In Court

Gov. Pat Quinn was side-stepping questions about State Sen. Donne Trotter’s arrest on Wednesday for allegedly trying to carry a handgun onto a flight at O’Hare International Airport, saying the judicial process should play out in court.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged with a felony after TSA agents found a loaded gun in his bag as he went through security at O'Hare International Airport on Dec. 5, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

State Sen. Donne Trotter Arrested For Trying To Take Gun On Plane

An Illinois state senator running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly tried to bring a gun onto a plane at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Valpo Man Accused Of Holding Gun To Teen’s Head For Sex

Wayne Han, 35, of Valparaiso, reportedly admitted to holding a gun to a 13-year-old girl’s head in an attempt to get her to perform sexual acts.


Sheila A. Schultz, 65, allegedly tried to get a gun past airport security at O'Hare. (Chicago Police Dept.)

American Airlines Employee Arrested For Trying To Bring Gun On Plane

An American Airlines flight attendant was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail Saturday for allegedly trying to bring a gun onto an airplane at O’Hare International Airport.


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Elementary School Student Brings Gun To School

A Highland elementary school student said he brought an unloaded gun to Warren Elementary School on Tuesday on a dare.


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Gun-Wielding Suspect Killed By Maywood Cop

The 20-year-old Maywood man was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center a short time after an officer shot him once in the chest inside an apartment building about 4:30 p.m., authorities said.


Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Hollowed-Out Book With Gun Inside Donated To Ind. Library

The donated book was Robert Stone’s novel “Outerbridge Reach.” But it was really just a holding place for a gold A.S.M. .31-caliber, a single-shot black powder handgun with a wooden handle.