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  • 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...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • 327 denied concealed carry licenses because of poor training

    327 denied concealed carry licenses because of poor training
    John Ambrose hoped to be among the first people in Illinois licensed to carry a concealed gun when the state’s new law took effect this year. Instead, Ambrose, 38, of Joliet said he learned Monday that his application had been denied because he...
  • Man charged in connection with Bolingbrook shooting

    Man charged in connection with Bolingbrook shooting
    A Bolingbrook man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a man during a dispute Sunday morning, authorities said. Rolando Ibarra, 36, of Bolingbrook, has been charged with aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful...
  • Convicted gun trafficker left little of a paper trail

    Convicted gun trafficker left little of a paper trail
    Of the hundreds of handguns and assault rifles that convicted gun trafficker David "Big Man" Lewisbey bought at Indiana gun shows and pumped onto Chicago's violence-plagued streets, only seven left a paper trail. And it didn't take long for that trail...
  • Willowbrook zoning change may open door to firearm stores

    Willowbrook zoning change may open door to firearm stores
    Willowbrook may change its zoning ordinances later this month to allow firearm stores in the suburb. The village plan commission is recommending trustees to rezone four properties near Interstate 55 and Kingery Highway from the R-1 zoning district to...
  • Streamwood high school student charged after gun found

    Streamwood high school student charged after gun found
    A Streamwood High School student was charged as a juvenile after police found a handgun near the campus of the northwest suburban school, police said today in a press release. A handgun was recovered Friday in a residential area just off school...
  • At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

    At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard
    BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint,...
  • Orland Park police prepare for concealed carry

    Orland Park police prepare for concealed carry
    As the first round of residents receive state concealed carry permits, Orland Park police have been preparing with additional training and new procedures, said Deputy Chief Thomas Kenealy. "It's a new era for street cops," Kenealy said. "I'll have...
  • Illinois' 1st concealed carry permits go in the mail

    Illinois' 1st concealed carry permits go in the mail
    If you're out at dinner next week, the person at the table next to you just might have a gun tucked under his or her coat. And it would be perfectly legal. On Friday, Illinois State Police officials said they had approved 5,000 concealed carry...
  • DJS employee arrested in shooting incident outside Hickey School

    DJS employee arrested in shooting incident outside Hickey School
    A 29-year-old Department of Juvenile Services employee and her 39-year-old boyfriend have been arrested after shots were fired Thursday night in the parking lot of a youth detention facility in Baltimore County, state police said. Police said an...