With Gun Violence At Crisis Level In Chicago, Victims Hope Crackdown On Straw Purchases And Gun Trafficking Has An ImpactPolice blame some of the violence in Chicago on illegal guns brought in from other states, and they’re starting to crack down on it. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Monday night, victims of gun violence say it’s about time.
U.S. DOJ Announces Multi-Jurisdictional Plan To Fight Gun Trafficking, A Major Focus In Chicago Violent Crime Reduction EffortsOfficials from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have announced concrete steps to fight illegal gun trafficking – which is a principal focus in efforts to reduce violent crime in Chicago.
ATF Joins Investigation Into Rash Of Suspicious Fires In GaryFederal officials are now investigating a suspicious rash of fires in Gary, Indiana.
Wanted: 18 Suspects In 53 Arsons During Widespread Looting And Civil Unrest In Chicago"Certain individuals acting on the peripheral of peaceful protests appeared to have started fires that caused extensive damage," U.S. Attorney John Lausch said.
Feds Offering $10,000 Reward To Identify Two Arson SuspectsThe ATF wants your help to identify two suspected arsonists who have been on the run for months.
ATF Data Unclear On Whether Gun Dealer Licensing Laws Make States SaferIt took 16 years of work in the legislature, but Thursday Gov. JB Pritzker signed a landmark gun control bill into law.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Bill Requiring State Licensing Of Gun Dealers Into LawGun dealers are now required to obtain licenses in Illinois after Gov. JB Pritzker signed a landmark gun control measure into law.
Hundreds On Edge As Police Search For Rogers Park KillerFear remains for hundreds of residents in Rogers Park as police continue to search for a suspected killer. There is an increased police presence as officers continue searching for new clues.
ATF Shooting Suspect SurrendersAccording to the Department of Justice, the 25-year-old surrendered to authorities at 12:15 on Saturday afternoon.
ATF Agent Wounded, One Other Person Dead In Shootout In Gary; Second Agent Shot In Chicago Area In Past MonthATF spokesman Tom Ahern said the agent suffered non- life-threatening injuries during the course of a law enforcement operation in Gary.
Man Charged With Shooting ATF Agent In Ambush AttackA purported gang member has been charged with shooting an ATF agent last week in an ambush in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Residents Upset With Raids In Connection With ATF Shooting Suspect"Just because you're wearing a badge, it matters more? How do you think that makes us feel?"
Manhunt Continues For Suspect Who Shot ATF AgentA reward of more than $60,000 is being offered for information leading to that suspect.
Police Conduct Raids In Search For Suspect Who Shot ATF OfficerLaw enforcement agencies are on a manhunt, canvassing a neighborhood on Chicago's South side in search for the gunman who ambushed and shot an ATF agent in the face.
Crime Gun Strike Force: Identify Gun Traffickers And Open Shooting Cases"We have Chicago Police, Illinois State Police, the U.S. Marshal and various other agencies as part of of this team."