Illegal Guns

Suit Accuses Chicago, Cook County Cops Of Kidnapping Woman, Extorting Mother For GunsA 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.
Pfleger, Activists Sue Suburbs Over Gun ShopsActivist 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.
Feds Charge 14 In Chicago Area Gun Trafficking CaseOfficials 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.
South Holland Man Gets Nearly 17 Years For Illegal Gun DealsDavid “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.
Man Charged After Cops Shoot 2 Dogs, Seize Pills And GunsA 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.
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 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.
Man Accused Of Supplying Illegal Trafficker With Firearms From Gun ShowsFederal 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.
City Turns To Twitter In Efforts To Curb Illegal GunsThe City of Chicago is considering an unlikely method of tackling the illegal gun crisis – turning to Twitter.
Illegal Gun Busts Way Up This New Year's EvePolice Supt. Garry McCarthy says Chicago Police take many more guns off the streets than their New York counterparts.
Peterson's Son Still Collecting Police PaycheckDrew 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.