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Sheriff proposes Cook County concealed-carry ordinance

CHICAGO | Cook County's sheriff is proposing a countywide concealed-carry ordinance, saying if state lawmakers don't pass a law by next month as a federal court has ordered, Illinois could turn into the "Wild West."

May 06, 2013 9:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Coats' vote was for less safety

Shame on U.S. Sen. Dan Coats for voting against the improved public safety that expanding background checks prior to gun sales would bring.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am

Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks

WASHINGTON | Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, refusing to tighten background checks on firearms buyers or ban assault weapons.

April 17, 2013 9:15 pm Related

Interstate gun trafficking summit set for Thursday

GARY | Indiana and Illinois law enforcement officials will meet Thursday in Gary to discuss the flow of guns from Indiana to Chicago's deadly streets.

February 13, 2013 12:00 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Protect 2nd Amendment, but regulate gun sales

YOUNG VOICES: Protect 2nd Amendment, but regulate gun sales

As if gun control hasn't always been a hot button issue, recent events have caused this issue to become the center of conversations. The Aurora theater incident, the Sikh temple massacre, the Sandy Hook School shooting and the case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher all have made…

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to get serious with criminals

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to get serious with criminals

Anti-firearms laws fail to reduce violent crime, rape and murder; however, liberals blame firearms for the deed of the criminal.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am
New tools used to keep pets out of hot cars

New tools used to keep pets out of hot cars

Los Angeles Police Officer Jim Cherrette holds a temperature record stick in Los Angeles to demonstrate how hot a closed car can get. Good Samaritans, temperature guns and tougher laws are the newest tools in the campaign to keep animals out of hot cars, where just minutes can mean death. Mo…

July 14, 2012 9:00 am
New tools used to keep pets out of hot cars

New tools used to keep pets out of hot cars

Good Samaritans, temperature guns and tougher laws are the newest tools in the campaign to keep animals out of hot cars, where just minutes can mean death.

July 14, 2012 9:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Target criminals, not the guns

MARK KIESLING: Target criminals, not the guns

Ownership of so-called assault weapons is under review by the Illinois Supreme Court.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Gun questions can cut both ways

I wonder sometimes if anyone else sees the split personality in Indiana when it comes to firearms.

September 05, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Indiana passes hypocritical gun law

The majority of Indiana's lawmakers care a lot more about gun lobbyists — and themselves — than they do about the concerns of mayors, librarians and many Hoosiers.

May 07, 2011 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Gun rights should be celebrated, not condemned

YOUNG VOICES: Gun rights should be celebrated, not condemned

Utah recently took a huge symbolic step forward by naming the Browning M1911 the state's official gun.

March 28, 2011 12:00 am

Ill. colleges seek preemptive strike against conceal carry bill

SPRINGFIELD | College officials throughout the state are raising red flags over a push to allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons.

March 19, 2011 10:45 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: Effort to collect online sales taxes a sensible step

The state should closely monitor the impact of the Internet sales tax bill signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. Will it bring in extra sales tax revenue, as hoped, or will it cause some online retailers to cease doing business with affiliates in Illinois?

March 19, 2011 12:00 am

New lawmakers thrust into guns debate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The legislative freshman class may decide the long-fought debate over whether people should be able to carry a gun in Illinois.

March 09, 2011 11:29 am

Gun laws could be in spotlight in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD | Gun rights supporters think they have momentum on their side this year to allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons.

March 06, 2011 11:45 am

Lawmakers push concealed carry proposals

SPRINGFIELD | After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in Chicago last year, lawmakers in Springfield started off the year by pushing to give people the right to carry concealed firearms in public.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Shooting prompts debate on guns, civil discourse

It is out of a religious, moral, social and political sense that I offer thoughts about the Jan. 8 shooting in Arizona.

January 23, 2011 12:00 am

BRIAN HOWEY: Our American cousin: political violence

Hoosier U.S. Reps. Shepard Crumpacker and E. Ross Adair were seated on the House floor on March 1, 1954, in the midst of an immigration debate when they were startled by a commotion in the gallery.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am
Brady: No tax hike

Brady: No tax hike

CHICAGO | If chosen to lead the state of Illinois, Bill Brady isn't sure whether he would cut health services expanded by previous governors. He can't specify any sacrifices residents will have to make if the state is going to solve its budget crisis. And he doesn't know who would work in hi…

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