Families Of Assault Weapons Victims Endorse Gov. QuinnThe families of violence victims lost to people shooting assault weapons joined the Brady Campaign and the Gun Violence Prevention Pac today, endorsing Governor Pat Quinn for re-election.
Durbin, Oberweis Clash Over Gun Control, Taxes In Meeting WIth Tribune Editorial Board Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger Jim Oberweis verbally tangled over subjects ranging from gun violence and immigration to ethics in a meeting before the Tribune Editorial Board.
Pro, Anti-Gun Protestors Rally Outside Suburban Gun ShopAbout 200 protestors and counter-protestors were outside Chuck’s Guns in south suburban Riverdale Saturday morning.
Former White House Press Secretary, Gun Control Advocate Jim Brady Dies James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died Monday. He was 73.
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly Releases Report On Gun ViolenceFirst-year Congresswoman Robin Kelly is hoping her new report on gun violence can help spur more action on Capitol Hill, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Ranks Low In List Comparing Gun Laws, Gun Ownership And Gun Deaths By StateWith 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.
City Council Committee Passes Ordinance Requiring Gun Sales To Be Videotaped Chicago aldermen have given preliminary approval to a measure allowing guns to be sold within the city as a federal court has ordered.
Parents Of Hadiya Pendleton Help Launch ‘Not One More’ CampaignChicago's Cleo and Nate Pendleton joined other families in Washington D.C. to help launch the "Not One More" campaign.
McCarthy Not Surprised By Assault Rifle Theft At South Side Rail Yard Chicago Police say the recent theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles from a South Side rail yard is a concern, but not a surprise, reports WBBM's Terry Keshner.
Map Shows Several Gun Shops Within Few Miles Of Most Chicagoans While lawyers, judges and politicians decide the future of Chicago's gun shop ban, most of the city's residents live within no more than six miles from a licensed gun shop in the suburbs.
McCarthy: Concealed Carry Could Lead To More Guns On The StreetChicago's police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.
McCarthy: Lax Gun Laws To Blame For ViolenceOn the heels of a weekend that saw at least 37 people shot in Chicago – four of them fatally – Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said “lax state and federal gun laws” leave officers "running on a hamster wheel" in efforts to reduce gun violence.
General Assembly To Consider Mandatory Gun Crime Sentencing Illinois lawmakers will be back in Springfield tomorrow to start their fall veto session, and some issues important to Chicago officials could be among those high on the agenda, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
City Council Resolution Urges State To Impose Mandatory Sentencing On Gun CrimesAlderman 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.
Chicago Not Actually 'Murder Capital' Of, Well, AnythingThanks to recent headlines, you'd think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here's a closer look at the FBI's statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago