After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.
Mayor 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.
Mayor 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.
The 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.
A pregnant Indiana woman has been sentenced to six years in prison, for taking $40 in a heroin deal.