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Illinois Ranks Low In List Comparing Gun Laws, Gun Ownership And Gun Deaths By State

With Chicago’s hyperbolic reputation when it comes to gun violence, data like this can be perplexing. If this data is right though, Illinois ranks rather low when it comes to gun deaths when compared to other states.

06/25/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Committee Approves Rewrite Of Gun Laws

The ordinance headed for a full City Council vote Wednesday brings City gun laws in line with the state’s law allowing carrying of concealed weapons.

09/09/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Alderman, NRA Activist Spar Over Measure To Ban Assault Weapons

Chicago Aldermen have given preliminary approval to proposals for a City assault weapons ban and other measures expected to win approval at tomorrow’s special City Council meetings, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/16/2013

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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

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Group Wants To Give Out Free Shotguns In Chicago

If a group at the National Rifle Association convention gets it way, free shotguns will be handed out in Chicago.

05/04/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Allowing Guns On Public Transportation Is Madness

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson says lawmakers shouldn’t cave to the demands of the NRA that Chicago commuters be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

02/26/2013

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Illinois Transit Agencies To Fight Against Guns On Buses, Trains

The state’s mass transit agencies say they are willing to go to the mat with the National Rifle Association over concealed guns aboard trains and buses.

02/20/2013

U.S. Capitol Dome

Durbin Squares Off With NRA Boss On Capitol Hill

At one point, the hearing had to be gaveled to order when Durbin and National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre accused each other of missing the point on mandatory background checks for gun purchases.

WBBM Newsradio–01/30/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Super PAC Ad Slams Halvorson’s Record On Guns

There’s a new, very high-profile, player in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, who this week alone plans to spend more money than any of the 16 Democratic candidates has been able to raise.

CBS 2–01/30/2013

Dick Durbin

Durbin Expects Expanded Background Checks For Guns

Illinois U.S. Senator Richard Durbin says he expects Congress will vote to expand background checks for weapons purchases to include gun shows.

01/20/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses proposed gun control measures he's introduced to the City Council. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Introduces Plan To Step Up Gun Control Measures In Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel escalated his assault on gun manufacturers on Thursday, accusing them of being more concerned with their bottom line than either public safety, or the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

CBS 2–01/17/2013

Derrick Blakely visits a gun show in Crystal Lake. (Credit: CBS)

Local Gun Show Camera Shy

CBS 2 visited a gun show at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn.

12/23/2012

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Local Groups Call For Assault Rifle Ban

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, the Chicago Clergy Coalition and gun violence victims have collected 30,000 petitions from Illinois citizens calling on the state and lawmakers to pass an assault weapons ban.

12/22/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about teacher contract negotiations in a one-on-one interview with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov at his 5th floor office at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts NRA School Safety Plan As ‘Outrageous And Unsettling’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted the NRA’s suggestion that school shootings can be prevented by placing an armed security officer at every school building across the United States.

12/21/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

Sandy Hook School

Opinion: Guns

Following the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?

12/18/2012

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NRA: Keep Person-To-Person Gun Sales Private

The National Rifle Association wants to keep private gun sales private, and has come out against a measure to require federally-licensed gun dealerships to administer private transactions.

WBBM Newsradio–04/04/2011

Photo Of The Convention Floor At The National Restaurant Association Show At McCormick Place. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Restaurant Show To Stay In Chicago Through 2016

The National Restaurant Association has signed an agreement to keep using McCormick Place for its annual trade show through 2016.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010