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  • Hinsdale, Elmhurst residents seek concealed carry permits

    Hinsdale, Elmhurst residents seek concealed carry permits
    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...
  • Suit filed in wake of concealed carry permit rejection

    Suit filed in wake of concealed carry permit rejection
    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after his application for a concealed carry permit was rejected by state police and the instructor’s accreditation was revoked.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...
  • Mom sought girl's protection from ex-boyfriend before Romeoville shooting

     Mom sought girl's protection from ex-boyfriend before Romeoville shooting
    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...
  • Oak Park, La Grange police vetting gun permits

    Oak Park, La Grange police vetting gun permits
    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...
  • Seized phone 'turning point' in arrest of cartel leader

    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...
  • Local Voices West: March 20 edition

     Local Voices West: March 20 edition
    Letters to the editor from Naperville and St. Charles. Conceal carry 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...
  • Investigation finds Wauconda police justified in fatal shooting

    Investigation finds Wauconda police justified in fatal shooting
    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...
  • Related story: In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes

    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:...
  • Lake Co. man charged in 8 North Shore armed robberies

    Lake Co. man charged in 8 North Shore armed robberies
    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...
  • Deerfield gun safety forum turns heated

    Deerfield gun safety forum turns heated
    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...
  • Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism

    Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism
    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...