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By deadline, few towns pass assault weapons bans

Chicago cops start door-to-door visits to fight violence

State Rep.: “Maybe the police are killing some of these kids”

County board approves firearm measures, $2 million to fund anti-violence initiatives

Reacting to a state deadline to approve changes in local gun ordinances, the Cook County Board today approved two gun control measures and unanimously voted to hand out nearly $2 million to local groups for anti-violence initiatives.

County Board approves firearm measures, $2 million to fund anti-violence initiatives

Reacting to a state deadline to approve changes in local gun ordinances, the Cook County Board today approved two gun control measures and unanimously voted to hand out nearly $2 million to local groups for anti-violence initiatives.

Council passes mayor’s gun control measures

The City Council on Wednesday during a special meeting unanimously passed gun control ordinances introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

One of the ordinances strengthens the city’s assault weapons ban and establishes new possession penalties of 20-90 days in jail and a $1,000-$5,000 fine. The measure was introduced in the wake of gun-related legislation enacted by the state last week that gave Chicago and other cities 10 days to update their assault weapons bans.

Measures strengthening assault weapons ban, hiking fines for gun possession near schools advance to City Council

A Chicago City Council committee passed by voice vote on Tuesday two gun control measures introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel despite several aldermen’s contentions that the proposed penalty for possessing an assault weapon is too lax. A National Rifle Association lobbyist, meanwhile, testified that ordinances would be vulnerable to legal challenges.

Transgender housing facility opens in Chicago

Implementing concealed carry

Reps. Davis, Rush plan summit on urban violence

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