Just this year, Chicago Police have seized 5,856 illegal firearms. Superintendent Garry McCarthy says that goes to show the challenge illegal guns pose to police and communities.
Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is adding his voice to those calling for tougher sentences for gun crimes in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Alderman Jim Balcer, sponsor of the resolution, says State lawmakers should mandate three years in jail for most people caught with guns and without a Firearm Owners ID card.