Riverside Police Chief Wants Stiffer Punishment For Habitual Drunk DriversAfter a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.
Emanuel's Gun Crime Legislation Stalls In SpringfieldMayor Rahm Emanuel’s push to stiffen penalties for illegal guns hit an unexpected roadblock in the Illinois House on Thursday, as black lawmakers managed to halt the proposal for now.
McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms SentencesMayor Rahm Emanuel’s argument for stiffer firearms sentences is bolstered by a new study showing gun possession offenders placed on probation are more likely to get re-arrested for murder than other felons, his police superintendent says.
Durkin Supports Tougher Gun Penalties, But Warns Of CostThe new leader of Illinois House Republicans said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for tougher penalties for gun crimes could be a good thing, but also expensive.
Pregnant Woman Sentenced To 6 Years Over Drug DealA pregnant Indiana woman has been sentenced to six years in prison, for taking $40 in a heroin deal.