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Firearms

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  • Police sergeant faces hearing into woman's death with his gun

    Police sergeant faces hearing into woman's death with his gun
    When Chicago police broke up a drunken spat between Daniel Franzgrote and his girlfriend at a Northwest Side restaurant in 2009, he didn’t know that the fleeting glimpse of his intoxicated girlfriend venting her frustrations to a police supervisor...
  • Four charged in Niles armed robbery

    Four people were ordered held in lieu of bail on felony armed robbery charges after Niles police say they followed a woman home from work on May 15 and robbed her outside her garage. A 34-year-old Niles woman told police that she had returned home...
  • Warrantless searches draw criticism

     Warrantless searches draw criticism
    Cook County probation officers have for years quietly teamed up with law enforcement to go into probationers' homes without warrants, looking for guns, drugs and information and leading to questionable and illegal searches, the Tribune has found....
  • Chipotle to customers: Stop bringing guns into our restaurants

    Chipotle Mexican Grill is stepping into a contentious national debate on firearms by asking customers to leave their guns at home. The Denver chain, best known for made-to-order burritos and tacos, said Monday that a recent demonstration by gun...
  • $10,000 reward in theft of 13 assault rifles

    $10,000 reward in theft of 13 assault rifles
    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the theft of more than a dozen semiautomatic assault rifles from a freight container at a rail yard in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood earlier this month. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
  • Owners allowed to inspect, copy association contracts

    Q: I live in a town home community association where the board contracted with a new management firm within the past year. Several of the owners have requested a copy of contracts to which the association is a party, including the management contract. But...
  • 4 charged with robbing Niles woman at gunpoint

    4 charged with robbing Niles woman at gunpoint
    Four people were ordered held in lieu of bail Saturday on felony armed robbery charges after police in Niles say they followed a woman home from work Thursday and robbed her outside her garage.   A 34-year-old Niles woman told police that she had returned...
  • Glen Burnie bomb suspect pleads guilty in federal court

    Glen Burnie bomb suspect pleads guilty in federal court
    A Glen Burnie man accused of endangering his neighbors by building bombs in his home pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge Thursday. Todd Wheeler Jr. could receive up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced in September. After his federal...
  • Gunrunner sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison

    Gunrunner sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison
    Chicago was in the midst of one of its most violent years in recent history in March 2012 when David Lewisbey bought six handguns from an Indiana gun show dealer and brought them back to Chicago to sell on the street. Less than two months later, federal...
  • Teen protests suspension over T-shirt with image of AK-47

    Teen protests suspension over T-shirt with image of AK-47
    A Hinsdale Central High School student is challenging a suspension he said he received for wearing to school a T-shirt that depicts an AK-47. Senior Chris Borg, 18, of Hinsdale, appeared before the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school...
  • Gun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber traced to Maine gang

    When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire. He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...