| Apr 6, 2014
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...
| Mar 1, 2014
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Todd Wheeler Jr., the Glen Burnie man accused of making bombs in his home, has been charged with a federal gun crime.
Wheeler was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore with one count of possession of firearms by a prohibited person,...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Residents expressed outrage Wednesday that police released less than one minute of video in an hours-long standoff that ended with an officer-involved fatal shooting — the most recent incident in a series of deadly police shootings that have...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:16 PM
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience.
Among the contenders:...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:11 PM
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has set a date for the so-called self-defense militias in the troubled western state of Michoacan to dissolve and account for their weapons, a move that does not necessarily signal the end of the vigilante...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:22 AM
The first -- and so far only -- person to have his concealed carry license revoked in Illinois is a Northwest Side man accused of pulling a gun during an argument over rent money.
William P. O'Connell, 54, got into the argument with another man around...
| May 21, 2014
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....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Two downstate firearms instructors have been decertified for failing to provide the required amount of training to students seeking concealed carry firearms permits, Illinois State Police announced today.
Ninety-eight students certified by the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:52 AM
At homes listed for sale this spring, a prospective buyer may notice the manicured lawn, the pot of flowers by the walkway, and possibly the state’s official “no guns” sign posted by the front door.
Realty firms, like other businesses,...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:57 AM
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...