| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The new concealed carry law is having an impact in Hinsdale and Elmhurst where police, first-responders, and other officials are looking at changes in how they do things as a result of the law.
To date, 43 residents of Hinsdale have applied to the...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:15 PM
A Joliet man has filed a lawsuit against a firearms instructor after his application for a concealed carry permit was rejected by state police and the instructor’s accreditation was revoked.
The lawsuit, filed April 4 by John P. Ambrose in Cook...
| Mar 25, 2014
Time and again Alicia Guerrero had sought protection from the man accused of shooting her in the neck and fatally wounding her 15-year-old daughter last month in the driveway of their Romeoville home.
A Tribune review of court records captures the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Police chiefs in Oak Park and La Grange said their departments have carefully vetted dozens of local concealed-carry permit applications, as the first round of state permits hits mailboxes this week.
Eighty-nine Oak Park residents and 75 La Grange...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The seizure of a phone belonging to the son of Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman's deputy at the U.S.-Mexico border was an important break in the operation that led to the drug lord's capture, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said on Sunday.
Guzman, who long...
| Mar 20, 2014
Letters to the editor from Naperville and St. Charles.
A recent letter writer offered an ill-informed lament on concealed carry in Illinois. I would like to address some of his issues.
One expressed concern was for children seeing...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Two Wauconda police officers have been cleared in a shooting that left a man dead earlier this month, authorities said.
The officers — whom authorities are not naming — shot John Nightingale, 36, at his home in the northwest suburban town...
| 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:...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:57 AM
A Grayslake man has been charged in an armed robbery spree across the North Shore that authorities say netted him more than $1,700 over the course of 10 days last August.
Leroy Regan, 38, was indicted this week on federal charges related to eight...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Pro-gun rights advocates packed the Deerfield Village Hall at a recent forum to decry the positions of Democratic lawmakers in favor of tighter gun-control laws.
The forum, hosted by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and state Rep. Scott Drury on April 22, was...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:10 PM
For extraordinary acts of courage during the D-day invasion of World War II, Walter Ehlers received the nation's highest military award — the Medal of Honor. And it changed his life.
"I didn't have a life before the medal," Ehlers said in a 2004...