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Illinois Senate and Governor Candidates in Gun Denial

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.31.2014 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

It barely made headlines earlier this month. A man with an assault rifle fired at a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line train around noon on a weekday in Chicago's busy downtown.

Major City Has A Solution For Keeping Guns From Landing In The Wrong Hands

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Months after a federal judge ruled its ban on handgun sales was unconstitutional, Chicago has responded with a sweeping ordinance loaded with strict r...

Why Fox News Lost Interest in Chicago Murders (Hint: Crime Rate Is Way Down)

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

For years, Obama's critics have wanted to use Chicago as the centerpiece for a debate about guns and crime in America. With its crime and murder rate down dramatically, do O'Reilly, Drudge and Malkin still want to have that debate? Their silence suggests the answer is no.

At Least 8 Injured In Chicago Shootings Monday

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

At least eight people were injured in shootings around Chicago on Monday, capping off a weekend that was the city's most violent of the year so far. ...

These Chicago Murderers Passed Background Checks

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

Clearly "voter power" will not pry lawmakers out of the NRA's cold dead hands but "consumer power" can and will. Ninety percent of the nation wants universal background checks and the fight is moving into the marketplace.

Ex-Alderman Hit With Felony Gun Charge After Packing Heat In Police Station

Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erin Meyer, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago Former Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) is facing a felony gun charge after allegedly carrying a loaded .3...

Group Wants To Distribute Free Shotguns To Chicagoans

Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago

A gun advocacy group announced this weekend their hope to distribute free shotguns to unarmed people living in some of the most high-crime areas of 15...

Chicago Gun Shop Linked to Thousands of Street Guns Screams 'Unfair' About $25 Gun Tax

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

2,370 crime guns were traced to just one gun shop located in suburban Chicago between 1996 and 2000. Over 1,300 have been traced to the shop since 2008 -- as well as 20 percent of all Chicago crime guns used within a year of their purchase.

Police Yank Nearly 700 Illegal Guns From The Street In New Year

Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has a target in his sights: tougher penalties for the city's gun scofflaws. At a Mond...

Janell Ross

Gun Control Slowly Emerges As Defining Issue in Chicago Congressional Race | Janell Ross | Posted 12.21.2012 | Black Voices

On Saturday, just one day after a gunman invaded a small-town Connecticut school, the 16 candidates vying to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and...

Gun Violence: It's Not Just the NRA or Presidential Leadership -- It's Us

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Violence lies like molten lava beneath the surface of society just waiting to erupt. What are we, as nation, going to do about the continued use of guns for violent conflict resolution when non-violence is always an the option that should be encouraged?

Rahm Aims To Tighten Gun Restrictions Anew After Court Setback

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

Days after U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled that a section of Chicago's gun ordinance unjustly denied residents with prior misdemeanors ...

'This Is An Outrage': Man, 80, Arrested For Shooting Burglar

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Residents on Chicago's South Side are "outraged" Tuesday after their elderly neighbor was arrested for shooting a man who tried to br...

Lawmaker: 'No Damned Way' Rahm's Gun Registry Will Pass

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's call for a statewide handgun registry was only announced Thursday, but the plan has already come under intense scrutiny b...

Rahm Wants A Statewide Gun Registry

Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected Thursday to introduce a proposal he hopes Illinois lawmakers will take up: a new, statewide handgun registry. ...

At Least 20 Shot During Violent Chicago Weekend

Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago

At least 20 people, including one child and several teens, have been wounded so far during a violent and unseasonably warm weekend in Chicago. The...

14 Shootings Reported In One Day

Posted 01.06.2012 | Chicago

At least 14 people were wounded by gunfire on an unseasonably warm Thursday in Chicago. The violence began about 1:15 p.m., when a 20-year-old man...

Police: Gun Confiscations Up In Chicago

Posted 01.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Wednesday announced that his department removed 131 illegal guns from the city's streets on New Year's...

Two Chicago Teens Charged In Shooting Of 1-Year-Old

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

Two 16-year-old boys were charged Wednesday in the broad daylight shooting of a 1-year-old girl who remains hospitalized. The baby was with her 15...

1-Year-Old Girl Shot In The Head In Chicago

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

A 1-year-old girl is reportedly having surgery at Children's Memorial Hospital Tuesday after being shot in the head on Chicago's South Side. The C...

WATCH: Chicago's Top Cop Defends Spate Of Police-Involved Shootings

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

On Monday night, Chicago police officers shot and wounded two people--including a 13-year-old boy who reportedly had a BB gun. On Tuesday night, an of...

Responding To Lawsuit, Chicago Could Allow Gun Ranges

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

Just over a year ago, handguns were outlawed within the Chicago city limits. Now, under a proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city could soon be hom...

Chicago's Tough Gun Law Isn't Doing Much To Help Cops

Chicago Reader | Posted by Editorterry | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

Edison Park and Norwood Park are seemingly as far from Chicago's crime problems as one can get without leaving the city. The predominantly white, midd...

Man Arrested For Dancing With Gun At Wedding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Samuel Caballero-Solis was shaking a leg at a wedding reception on Saturday night, in the gym at St. Michael's Church in Chicago's Back of the Yards n...

12-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Home, Gun Was Under 'Lock And Key'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The shotgun involved in the apparently accidental shooting that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy in his Roseland home was kept for protection, pu...