Local Gun Control Advocates Praise President Obama's Executive Orders, But Oppenents Say They Won't Stop Criminals Local gun control advocates are applauding President Barack Obama’s executive orders to expand background checks for firearm sales at gun shows and other measures, but opponents say it won't stop criminals from getting guns.
Police: Bolingbrook Man Dead After Accidentally Shooting Self While DrivingA Bolingbrook man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while driving, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Emanuel Says Gun Buyback Program Prepared For Scammers Mayor Rahm Emanuel says officials are ready for activists who want to thwart the city's gun buyback program, reports WBBM's Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
McCarthy Says Too Many Arrested For Illegal Gun Possession Are "Immediately Back Out On The Street”Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he thinks police are "doing a pretty good job" getting guns off the streets, but he says prosecutors and judges have to be held accountable when so many people arrested are ending up back on the street.
Convenient To Buy A Gun At Wal-Mart, But Not In ChicagoIn just about every location east of the Mississippi River, it is a short drive to a Wal-Mart that will sell you a gun.
Alvarez: Journalists' Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background ChecksCook 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.
Cell Phone 'Gun Cases' Illegal In ChicagoCarrying a phone case that looks like a gun is now illegal in Chicago.
Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun ShopThere 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.
TSA To Gun Owners: Stop Trying To Carry Firearms Onto PlanesIt seems like a no-brainer, but each year airport authorities seize guns at security checkpoints, including those at Midway and O'Hare airports.
Opinion: Defensive Gun Use Doesn't Make Up For Accidental Injuries, HomicidesNo, friend, I'm not worried about an Uber driver who knows how to responsibly use a firearm -- I'm worried about everyone else.
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?
Chicago's Gun Problem -- There Are Too ManyDespite comparable resources to other big city's, Chicago's violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles -- why?