Urban League Calls For Lawmakers To Reject Gun Crimes LegislationThe Urban League argued increased sentences for repeat gun offenders would only put more black people in prison, and cost taxpayers millions
Top Cop Back In Springfield To Seek Crackdown On Repeat Gun OffendersChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was hoping to convince state lawmakers to approve longer prison sentences for repeat gun offenders.
Senate OKs Tougher Sentences For Repeat Gun OffendersThe Illinois Senate has approved tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders aimed at reducing violence on Chicago's streets.
Mayor Emanuel Says Bill For Harsher Sentences On Repeat Gun Offenders Faces ChallengesMayor Emanuel said he is not disheartened by word that a bill to get tough on repeat gun offenders remains stalled in Springfield.