| Feb 1, 2014
Residents in Orland Park, Orland Hills and Homer Glen applied in January for concealed carry permits at rates higher than most of their neighbors in Cook and Will counties, according to data obtained from the Illinois State Police.
As of the last week...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:11 PM
New Lenox is amending its policies to keep abreast of state law changes, retaining the ban on employees using marijuana at work but allowing them to carry concealed weapons in their personal cars.
"We're just complying with the law," Mayor Tim...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:47 PM
John Wayne Rogers is a blind man who two years ago shot dead an overnight guest in his living room.
He was cleared of murder in that case, and today in a Sanford courtroom, he'll ask Circuit Judge John Galluzzo to return his .308-caliber assault rifle,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Police have made an arrest in connection with an April 2 shooting at an apartment complex on the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Kelsey Jones, 37, at his Chicago home Saturday...
| Feb 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Palatine, Arlington Heights, Skokie, Morton Grove, Glencoe and Park Ridge.
For those communities considering overturning their local ordinance prohibiting video gambling, I suggest their local elected...
| Feb 23, 2014
What's the best way to minimize the number of guns on California's streets? That's the question confronting gun control supporters after this month's ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down San Diego's restrictions on carrying...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:43 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A Niles man has been charged with felony armed robbery after police said he used a BB gun to rob a gas station in the near northwest suburb.
The suspect, identified as Kevin M. Haufe, walked into a gas station in the 6900 block of Milwaukee Avenue a...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:26 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:29 PM
A woman who opened fire at an eviction hearing at a Native American tribal office in a California killed her brother, niece and nephew plus a fourth person, officials said on Friday, one day after the attack.
Cherie Rhoades, 44, has been arrested but...