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File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Durbin Confident In Chances For ‘Straw Purchasing’ Gun Trafficker Law

A day after a gun trafficking law named after slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton made its way to the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he believes it has the best chance of becoming law out of all the gun control proposals being considered on Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2013

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Considering Expansion Of ‘Hot Zones’ Strategy

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy showed off some of the 1220 guns seized by officers in the first nine weeks of the year, and he said he’s considering expanding the number of “hot zones” he saturates with officers on overtime.

03/04/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Debates Multiple Restrictions For Concealed Carry Measure

The firestorm over concealed weapons moved to the Illinois House floor Tuesday, sparking Republican complaints that an extraordinary legislative process set up by majority Democrats would restrict the right to carry guns in public rather than allow it, as a federal court has ordered.

02/27/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Allowing Guns On Public Transportation Is Madness

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says lawmakers shouldn’t cave to the demands of the NRA that Chicago commuters be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

02/26/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

2nd District Candidates Make Final Push Before Election

It’s the final weekend of campaigning in the crowded 2nd Congressional Primary Election.

02/24/2013

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Two Dead, Four Hurt In Weekend Shootings

Two men were killed and at least four other people were wounded in weekend gun violence in Chicago.

02/24/2013

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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

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA, Transit Union Oppose Concealed Carry On Public Buses, Trains

If gun owners are allowed to ride the CTA armed, its union leaders want to arm transit personnel to the teeth, also, but the union says allowing commuters to carry guns on buses and trains would be “disastrous.”

WBBM Newsradio–02/22/2013

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Concealed Carry Prompts Lively Debate In Bronzeville

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.

02/02/2013

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Expert: Mentally Ill No More Violent Than Anyone Else

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.

02/02/2013

Anita Alvarez

Anita Alvarez Faces Tough Questions On Rising Violence

Anita Alvarez is as frustrated as anyone else, claiming she’s doing the best she can, with what she has to work with.

02/01/2013

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Murder Number Triple New York City In January

Chicago, which has about a third of the population of New York City, recorded three times more homicides than the Big Apple in the month of January.

02/01/2013

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

State Rifle Association Head Supports Gun Checks For Mental Illness

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.

01/26/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel To Banks: Stop Supporting Gun Makers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is putting more pressure on gun makers to get behind his push for an assault weapons ban and criminal background checks for gun purchasers.

01/25/2013

An anti-gun rally was held outside a Chicago Walmart.
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Anti-Gun Rally Held Outside Chicago Walmart

Residents of the Austin neighborhood say they are touched by violence every day and on this Gun Appreciation Day, they held a counter rally in front of a North Avenue Walmart.

01/19/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Alderman Suggests Requiring GPS Devices On All Guns

A South Side alderman is asking for City Council hearings on an unorthodox gun control measure that would allow for GPS tracking of firearms.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Wants Pension Funds To Divest From Gun Makers

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushes for tougher gun laws in Washington on Monday, he also wants companies that manufacture or sell assault weapons to be removed from city retirement investment plans.

01/14/2013

Garry McCarthy on the CBS 2 Morning News, Wednesday, Dec. 5. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy, Jackson Sr. Take Part In Gun Debate

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.

01/12/2013

This plastic air pellet gun, which closely resembled a real semi-automatic handgun, was found in a student backpack. (Credit: Evanston Police)

New General Assemby To Tackle Concealed Carry Law In Illinois

In Springfield and Washington, there will be talks on Wednesday centered on the issue of gun control.

01/09/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Six Killed, 12 Hurt In Weekend Violence

From Uptown to Englewood, Irving Park to Brighton Park, Humboldt Park to the Back of the Yards, gunshots were heard throughout the city this weekend.

01/07/2013

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