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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Man Accused Of Supplying Illegal Trafficker With Firearms From Gun Shows

Federal prosecutors said David Lewisbey supplied Englewood gun trafficker Levaine Tanksley with most of the 43 guns Tanksley allegedly sold to a federal informant in April.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2012

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Local Groups Call For Assault Rifle Ban

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, the Chicago Clergy Coalition and gun violence victims have collected 30,000 petitions from Illinois citizens calling on the state and lawmakers to pass an assault weapons ban.

12/22/2012

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Teachers Union: No Sane Person Wants Teachers To Carry Guns In Class

The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2012

The Evanston gun buy-back netted 45 firearms, including 26 handguns, 15 rifles and four shotguns. (Credit: Evanston Police)

Evanston Buy-Back Nets 45 Guns

The guns included 26 handguns, 15 rifles and four shotguns.

12/17/2012

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Evanston Offers Cash For Residents’ Guns

More than 40 people did so in the first hour, surrendering an array of weapons that ranged from handguns to rifles.

12/15/2012

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