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Alison Parker and Adam Ward (Credit: WDBJ7)

Alvarez: Journalists’ Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background Checks

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.

08/28/2015

A cell phone case that looks like a gun. (CBS)

Cell Phone ‘Gun Cases’ Illegal In Chicago

Carrying a phone case that looks like a gun is now illegal in Chicago.

07/29/2015

Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rev. Jesse Jackson and supporters outside Chuck's gun shop in Riverdale. (CreditL Mike Krauser.)

Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun Shop

There was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.

06/06/2015

This weapon was discovered at Midway Airport on Monday. (Credit: TSA)

TSA To Gun Owners: Stop Trying To Carry Firearms Onto Planes

It seems like a no-brainer, but each year airport authorities seize guns at security checkpoints, including those at Midway and O’Hare airports.

05/11/2015

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Opinion: Defensive Gun Use Doesn’t Make Up For Accidental Injuries, Homicides

No, friend, I’m not worried about an Uber driver who knows how to responsibly use a firearm — I’m worried about everyone else.

05/05/2015

Look! A gun! In an old photo of Superintendent Garry McCarthy! (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Cares If Murders Are Up, It’s Not Like It’s Affecting Your Neighborhood?

Violence is up, let’s blame the guns… I guess? Anyone else tired of the city’s favorite scapegoat?

04/02/2015

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Chicago’s Gun Problem — There Are Too Many

Despite comparable resources to other big city’s, Chicago’s violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles — why?

02/27/2015

from left: Kunal Singh, Leo Kurylo, Aaron Anderson (CBS)

In Span Of Days, Three Gun-Toting Suspects Stopped In Chicago Airports

Three different men were allegedly caught with guns in their carry-on bags within a span of a few days at Chicago’s two airports.

02/16/2015

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Chicago Shooting Deaths Are Up … Or Down, Depending On How You Look At It

Johnson: It’s annoying that people constantly scream about year-to-year shooting statistics on every article that decides to use a different stat, and it’s annoying that we (the press) cling to year-to-year changes as if two years can tell our readers everything they need to know. Two years is nothing!

01/28/2015

Photo Of A TSA Agent With Monitor. (AP Photo)

TSA Seized 26 Guns At Chicago Airport Checkpoints Last Year

In 2014, 20 guns were seized at the security checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport, according to end-of-year statistics released by the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security. Six guns were detected at the checkpoint at Midway International Airport.

01/23/2015

Scott Peters (McHenry County Sheriff's Department)

Aunt Charged With Supplying Guns Used To Shoot Deputies

A woman from Elk Grove Village has been charged with illegally providing guns to her nephew, who has been accused of shooting two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies in October.

12/04/2014

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Illinois Ranks Low In List Comparing Gun Laws, Gun Ownership And Gun Deaths By State

With Chicago’s hyperbolic reputation when it comes to gun violence, data like this can be perplexing. If this data is right though, Illinois ranks rather low when it comes to gun deaths when compared to other states.

06/25/2014

A rifle and shotgun recovered by police Tuesday in Gresham. (Photo from Chicago Police)

Police Find Guns, 160 Rounds Of Ammo In Garbage Can

Chicago Police found two guns and more than 160 rounds of live ammunition hidden in a Gresham neighborhood garbage can Tuesday on the South Side.

05/14/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy Not Surprised By Assault Rifle Theft At South Side Rail Yard

Chicago Police say the recent theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles from a South Side rail yard is a concern, but not a surprise, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

05/12/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Concealed Carry Could Lead To More Guns On The Street

Chicago’s police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.

04/28/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Drop Gun Language

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state’s new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.

04/18/2014

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Illinois State Police Mail First Wave Of Concealed-Carry Permits

About 46,000 applications have been received so far, police said, putting the state on track to receive nearly 300,000 applications this year — about 100,000 fewer than the agency’s original projections.

02/28/2014

Texas-based Solid Concepts has created a working metal handgun with a 3-D printer. (Credit: Facebook)

Lawmaker Wants To Bar 3-D Printing Of Guns Without Federal License

As 3-D printing technology grows more and more sophisticated, an Illinois lawmaker wants to make it illegal to use a 3-D printer to make firearms, or gun parts, unless you have a federal gun manufacturer’s license.

02/14/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

2 Dead, Six Wounded In Monday City Violence

Two men were killed and at least six other people were hurt in violence across the city Monday.

12/03/2013

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NIU Student Faces Weapons Charges After Guns, Body Armor Found In Dorm Room

A 29-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman faces weapons charges and has been barred from campus — after campus police found a rifle, a handgun and body armor in his dorm room, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

11/13/2013

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