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  • State Police clear backlog of firearm owner ID applications

    State Police clear backlog of firearm owner ID applications
    As gun-toting Illinoisans prepare to apply for concealed carry licenses for the first time next month, Illinois State Police has chipped away at a mountain of applications for required gun owner IDs, a spokeswoman said Sunday. The State Police...
  • First Day hikes kick off 2014

    First Day hikes kick off 2014
    Many people start off the New Year with resolutions. Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
  • Mom sets resolutions and, for once, achieves them

    Mom sets resolutions and, for once, achieves them
    For me, 2013 was a year of accomplished resolutions: a first. No, I didn't lose 20 pounds or exercise three times a week. And I didn't quit smoking; I don't smoke. What I did was change my life and, I believe, became a better mother and wife. Like...
  • Judge upholds most, but not all, of New York's assault weapons ban

    Judge upholds most, but not all, of New York's assault weapons ban
    A federal judge handed a major defeat to gun-rights supporters in New York on Tuesday, ruling that most of the state's wide-ranging new gun restrictions do not violate gun owners' 2nd Amendment rights. New York's so-called SAFE Act, enacted in January,...
  • O'Malley policies make Baltimore more dangerous

    O'Malley policies make Baltimore more dangerous
    In a New Year's Day editorial, the Sun editorial board lamented that 2013 was "a lost year in the fight against gun crime." There is plenty wrong, of course, with how Baltimore City handles gun crime. The lack of seriousness with which the Rawlings-...
  • Glendale woman shot in shoulder during handgun safety check

    Glendale woman shot in shoulder during handgun safety check
    A Glendale woman is expected to recover after being shot in the shoulder Wednesday as her husband was clearing a handgun for a safety check, police said. The woman, 43, was in stable condition at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where she was...
  • Marine, brother plead not guilty to weapons-related charges

    An active Marine out of Camp Pendleton pleaded not guilty Thursday to possessing an assault weapon that his brother allegedly used for a carjacking that ended with a police chase, authorities said. Alexander Russell Smith, 21, is the Marine who was...
  • New federal rules to keep guns from potentially violent mentally ill

    New federal rules to keep guns from potentially violent mentally ill
    The federal government on Friday announced it had drafted new rules aimed at keeping people who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment from buying guns. The Department of Health and Human Services said one proposed rule would "remove...
  • 2 charged in police-involved New Year's shooting

    2 charged in police-involved New Year's shooting
    Two men have been charged after Chicago police shot three people early New Year’s Day on the Far South Side. Princeton G. Burton-Williams, 25, was shot by officers after another man pointed a gun at police, prosecutors said. The shooting happened...
  • Boy, 13, held on charges he killed cousin, 16, over Xbox

    Boy, 13, held on charges he killed cousin, 16, over Xbox
    A 13-year-old boy who allegedly killed his sleeping 16-year-old cousin after an argument over a video game system was ordered held in custody today by a juvenile court judge, authorities said. The teen shot his cousin, Raymond Galloway, in the head at...
  • Judge scraps Chicago's ban on retail gun shops

    Judge scraps Chicago's ban on retail gun shops
    A federal judge on Monday stripped away a key element of Chicago's gun ordinance, ruling that it is unconstitutional to prohibit licensed gun stores from operating in the city. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang found that the city failed to convince...