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Illinois Guns

The Wrong Way to Enforce Concealed Carry Laws

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The Cook County sheriff is known to be an opponent of concealed carry, and while his stated objections to the new law have gained him some kudos with the gun control crew, he hasn't exactly endeared himself to those who hold the opposite point of view.

State Assault Weapons Ban Clears Committee Vote

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois senators returned to the Capitol on Wednesday with plans to vote on legalizing gay marriage and banning certain types of guns,...

Prosecutor Refuses To Enforce State Gun Law

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 08.23.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Despite a statewide ban on concealed weapons, gun owners in one central Illinois county don't need to worry about facing charges ...

Gov. Quinn Proposes Statewide Assault Weapons Ban

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 09.30.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois could ban assault weapons under a plan proposed Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn, but any gun control regulation would have to clear...

Audit: State's FOID Program Broken, Puts Public 'At Risk'

Posted 05.04.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has lashed out against the state's firearm owners identification (FOID) program, which a recent audit found to have serio...

Concealed Carry Fight Rages On

Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

Illinois remains the only state in the union without a concealed carry law on the books -- and despite repeated failures, gun rights advocates are not...

Should High Crime Neighborhoods Pay Higher Taxes?

Posted 03.03.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois State Rifle Association on Thursday denounced gun control legislation approved by a state House committee and proposed that the state's c...

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...

Gun Advocates Target Suburb Developing New Gun Laws

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

A Tuesday meeting of the Oak Park Board of Health attracted the attention of gun rights advocates across the state, who fear the village may approve l...

Gun Shop Concerns Community, But Will Open Soon

Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

The owner of a new Oak Park, Ill., gun shop set to open later this month in the Chicago suburb was met with community ire at a meeting held Tuesday. ...

Illinois Gun Control Battle: Gun Rights Advocates Adjust Their Target

AP | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- As state after state voted to let residents carry concealed guns, Illinois has held out, for a long list of reasons: A strong gun...

Concealed Carry Bill Defeated In Illinois House

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

Story updated at 4:25 p.m. CT After months of heated debate, the Illinois House voted against a concealed carry measure Thursday. The bill rece...

Quinn Vows To Veto Concealed Carry Bill

Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

In March, gun rights supporters and politicians seemed pretty confident that Illinois would have a concealed carry law on the books soon. On Tuesday, ...

Concealed Carry In Illinois? Lawmakers Say It Could Happen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Chicago-area lawmakers continue to push for tough gun laws, downstate politicians think they have the support needed to get a concealed carry me...