Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm PurchasesGun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system.
Failed Background Checks Prompt University Of Illinois To Rescind Job OffersAbout 25 people who received job offers to work on University of Illinois campuses last year found out their prospective jobs are no longer being offered.
Women Cite Damage To Children In Seeking Stricter Gun LawsThree Chicago women have filed a lawsuit calling for tighter regulation of gun sales in Illinois, including the video-recording of transactions and background checks on all gun store and gun show employees.
Many Substitute Teachers Fill CPS Classrooms, Hundreds Of CPS Employees Wait For Background ChecksMany regular teachers are not teaching students because their background checks have not yet been cleared.
More than 260 CPS Employees' Background Checks Were Not ClearedMore than 260 CPS employees will not be tending to their positions at Chicago Public Schools for the start of the new school year on Tuesday because their background checks were not cleared.
CPS To Redo Background Checks For All Adults Who Work In Schools By This FallChicago Public Schools officials will run new background checks by fall for thousands of employees who regularly work in schools, as part of the district’s ongoing response to a sex abuse scandal.
Obama Unveils Presidential Plan To Cut Gun ViolencePresident Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.
New Law Expands Background Checks For Student TeachersWhen education majors return to Illinois colleges and universities in the new year, they'll have to submit to sweeping criminal background checks before student teaching.
Alvarez: Journalists' Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background ChecksCook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
Lawmaker Outlines Ideas For New Ridesharing RulesA Democratic state lawmaker says background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he wants included in new legislation calling for regulations of the ridesharing industry.
Emanuel Wants To Require Videotaping Of All Gun Sales In ChicagoThe Emanuel administration has outlined a plan to impose strict regulations on gun shops that open within city limits, including a requirement to record every sale on video.
State Police OK Instructors For Concealed Carry TrainingIllinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors -- most from northern Illinois -- have been approved to train them.
Quinn Signs Gun Law Requiring Owners To Report Lost, Stolen FireamsIllinois gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon will face tougher restrictions under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Dart Slams 30-Day Deadline For Concealed Carry Background ChecksCook County Sheriff Tom Dart said his department doesn't have the manpower, the time, or the money to properly conduct background checks for those who want to carry concealed weapons within the time required under a new state law.
Emanuel: Senate 'Copped Out' By Rejecting Expanded Background Checks On Gun SalesMayor Rahm Emanuel said, by failing to pass expanded background checks for gun sales, Congress has let politics has get in the way of what should be elected officials’ first priority: protecting the public.