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Suit Accuses Chicago, Cook County Cops Of Kidnapping Woman, Extorting Mother For Guns

A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the Chicago Police Department and Cook County Sheriff’s office by a woman who alleges officers kidnapped her daughter and extorted her into buying illegal guns for them.


A general view of atmosphere at the Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers Protest at Chuck's Gun Shop on June 6, 2015 in Riverdale, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence)

Pfleger, Activists Sue Suburbs Over Gun Shops

Activist priest Rev. Michael Pfleger has taken his battle against illegal guns to court. He has sued three suburbs, claiming they haven’t kept a close enough eye on gun shops.


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Feds Charge 14 In Chicago Area Gun Trafficking Case

Officials at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said the arrests were the culmination of a crime-fighting strategy called the “Chicago Initiative,” involving a combination of federal agents and local police targeting the illegal gun trade.


A total of 20 guns were taken from a person who had a revoked FOID card. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

South Holland Man Gets Nearly 17 Years For Illegal Gun Deals

David “Big Dave” Lewisbey , 24, of South Holland was sentenced to 200 months in prison Wednesday for illegally trafficking hundreds of guns from Indiana to Chicago.


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Man Charged After Cops Shoot 2 Dogs, Seize Pills And Guns

A South Side man has been charged with a litany of felonies after a search of his Calumet Heights neighborhood home Monday night yielded illegal firearms, pills, and cash.


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

McCarthy: More Than 6,500 Illegal Guns Seized So Far This Year

“Even with the best policing in the world, without laws that help keep illegal guns off the streets and laws that provide real punishment for the dangerous criminals who carry them, we’ll continue to face an uphill battle,” McCarthy said.


Chicago police display guns recently taken  off the streets. (CBS)

Chicago Police Take 4,200 Guns Off Streets This Year

Chicago police say more than 4,200 illegal guns have been taken off the streets so far this year.


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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

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City Turns To Twitter In Efforts To Curb Illegal Guns

The City of Chicago is considering an unlikely method of tackling the illegal gun crisis – turning to Twitter.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2012

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Illegal Gun Busts Way Up This New Year’s Eve

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says Chicago Police take many more guns off the streets than their New York counterparts.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

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Peterson’s Son Still Collecting Police Paycheck

Drew Peterson’s son has been suspended from the Oak Brook police force for the past couple of months, but he is still collecting a paycheck.