U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill, has announced her support of a bill to uphold a federal ban on firearms that are undetectable by metal detectors.
Amid ongoing discussions and controversies concerning gun control and stand-your-ground legislation, I am reminded of a World War II experience my father shared with me.
CHICAGO | Faced with a new state law on concealed weapons, Chicago aldermen are getting ready to do away with some of its strict handgun regulations, including a requirement that residents obtain — and pay for — a city permit.
ST. LOUIS | Gun rights advocates trying to force a ruling to make Illinois' concealed-carry law take immediate effect will have to wait at least more than a month for the decision from a federal appeals court.
CHICAGO | Illinois gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon will face tougher restrictions under a new law signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinoisans shouldn’t have to undergo as much training or pay as much to get a permit to carry loaded weapons in public, one state lawmaker says.
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.
ST. LOUIS | A federal appeals court has refused an urgent request by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state's fledgling concealed-carry law, though the panel has decided to give the matter a speedy review.
Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher says ongoing discussions on curbing the gang violence plaguing northern Lake County need to include a look at gun laws.
CRETE | Village officials accept the idea that local residents will be able to obtain special permits to carry firearms for self-protection.
The Indiana Supreme Court has, in effect, ruled that Hammond can continue to have a gun control law on the books as long as the law -- rendered obsolete by a superseding state law -- is not enforced.
The time for local governments to consider ordinances imposing strict regulations against assault weapons has passed, but the idea of imposing local laws more strict than the state was not universal.
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.
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CRETE | Municipal officials will spend the next few weeks contemplating changes to local ordinances in case Gov. Pat Quinn signs into law measures on the concealed carry of firearms and medical marijuana.
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, has introduced two gun bills: H.R. 2464, The Improving Gun Safety Standards Act, and H.R. 2465, The Recognizing Gun Violence as a Public Health Emergency Act.
ROSEMONT, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he doesn't feel pressure to act quickly on whether to sign a concealed carry bill, even as lawmakers from his own party have pleaded for him to hurry up before a court-ordered deadline next month.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for another monthlong extension of time to decide whether to appeal a lower court order allowing citizens to carry concealed guns.
CHICAGO | Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is urging Illinois communities to consider banning assault-style weapons before new legislation is signed that could prohibit local governments from doing so in the future.
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