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Man pulls BB gun on employee at Port of Indiana

Man pulls BB gun on employee at Port of Indiana

PORTAGE | A Chicago man is facing felony intimidation charges after he pulled a BB gun on a man at a local steel company Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 11:35 am

Illinois man pleads guilty in scheme to illegally buy guns in NWI

HAMMOND | A convicted felon from Illinois pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme to illegally purchase firearms in Northwest Indiana.

June 23, 2014 9:30 pm

South Holland man gets nearly 17 years for illegally trafficking firearms

CHICAGO | A South Holland man received nearly 17 years in federal prison Thursday for illegally purchasing hundreds of high-powered firearms at Indiana gun shows and selling them without a federal firearms dealer license on the streets of Chicago.

May 15, 2014 7:51 pm

Trial delayed of man accused in illegal gun scheme with cops

HAMMOND | The trial of a Philadelphia man accused of conspiring with two former Lake County deputies to sell illegal guns was delayed until Sept. 15, according to court records. 

March 18, 2014 9:15 pm

Valpo man gives up on gun shop proposal

VALPARAISO | Plans to turn a 25-by-35 barn that's "kind of an eyesore" into a gun shop apparently have been shot down.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

Reread 2nd Amendment stipulation on regulation

Tuesday, one person was killed in a shooting at Purdue University.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am
Lowell police get new handguns

Lowell police get new handguns

LOWELL | Officers at the Lowell Police Department are holstering a different weapon these days.

January 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Man critically injured while launching firework grenade from rifle

A Walkerton man was critically injured Sunday after attempting to launch a starburst grenade from a rifle in Marshall County, officials said.

November 10, 2013 6:30 pm

Black Disciples member sentenced to more than 10 years

HAMMOND | A Gary man allegedly part of the Black Disciples street gang was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 10 years and three months in prison, according to court records.

October 29, 2013 8:45 pm
Des Plaines gun shop caters to women

Des Plaines gun shop caters to women

Participants pose for a photo during one of the monthly ladies' nights at Maxon, an indoor gun range and shooter's supply store in Des Plaines. "We had such a flux of women coming in, we had to change our business dynamics," said Maxon co-owner Claudia Levin, who started the ladies night eve…

October 08, 2013 12:00 am
Des Plaines gun shop caters to women

Des Plaines gun shop caters to women

DES PLAINES, Ill. | On a Saturday night in Des Plaines, about 20 women are hanging out, chatting about their families and snacking on a veggie platter and lemonade.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Don't shoot for local gun control laws

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher says municipalities should be able to create their own gun control laws. This is the voice of frustration, but not necessarily practicality.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Cook County approves stricter firearms storage rules

CHICAGO | Ignoring a potential legal challenge, the Cook County Board on Wednesday approved an ordinance requiring people with children to store their firearms more securely.

July 17, 2013 6:45 pm

Cal City wants to consider an assault weapons ban

CALUMET CITY | Count Calumet City among Illinois municipalities that may respond to a new state law permitting people to carry firearms in public by enacting their own limits, in particular relating to so-called assault weapons.

July 11, 2013 9:56 pm

Gander Mountain shifts to firearms super center

MERRILLVILLE | Gander Mountain’s new focus on firearms debuts Friday at the Westfield Southlake Mall store.

May 22, 2013 1:55 pm
Quinn uses commencement speech to tout ammunition magazine restrictions

Quinn uses commencement speech to tout ammunition magazine restrictions

SOUTH HOLLAND | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn used graduation ceremonies Sunday at South Suburban College to urge support for a proposal that would ban the sale or delivery of ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds at a time.

May 19, 2013 5:33 pm Photos


Four Chicago men get long sentences for arms, drugs

CHICAGO | Four Chicago men were sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms after being convicted in three separate cases of various firearms and narcotics charges, federal law enforcement officials said Friday.

March 22, 2013 11:15 pm
Local gun owners rally support for 2nd Amendment rights

Local gun owners rally support for 2nd Amendment rights

PORTAGE | Six friends and co-workers stood along Willowcreek Road on Saturday as cars whizzed past, drivers honking their horns.

January 19, 2013 8:15 pm Photos


10 Illinois counties say they want concealed carry

CHICAGO | Residents in some Illinois counties sent a message to lawmakers this week: Give citizens the right to carry concealed weapons.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am

Thornton OKs firearms business in village

THORNTON | The Village Board last week unanimously approved a licensing ordinance and special use request that pave the way for the ATMA Co. to open a firearms business at 567 N. Williams St.

September 25, 2012 12:00 am
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