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.
Aldermen Back New Limit On State's Concealed Carry LawAldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state's concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.
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.
Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near SchoolsMayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.
Concealed Carry: What Is Gov. Quinn's Next Move?It's now up to Gov. Quinn: A bill permitting people to carry concealed weapons has been on his desk for several weeks.
Illinois Swamped By Surge In Firearm Owner ApplicationsIllinois State Police say they're trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.
Group Wants To Give Out Free Shotguns In ChicagoIf a group at the National Rifle Association convention gets it way, free shotguns will be handed out in Chicago.
Durbin Squares Off With NRA Boss On Capitol HillAt 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.
NRA Pushing Concealed Carry Measure In SpringfieldIn Springfield Tuesday afternoon, the first step was taken toward allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons on the streets of Illinois.
Ill. Senate Committee OKs Bans On Assault Weapons, High-Capacity ClipsAn Illinois Senate committee, in a party-line vote, has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
Local Groups Call For Assault Rifle BanThe 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.