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Michael Madigan

Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

July 27, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times Make gun laws work the way they're supposed to Half the guns used by criminals in Illinois gush in from states that do an even lousier job than Illinois of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. When a big city like Chicago is a national hub of the illegal drug trade then stopping that flow of guns is essential. Now, finally, a leading voice of the Republican Party, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, on Sunday said what Chicago leaders have been saying for years: At least close the loopholes and enforce the common-sense gun laws on the books. Jindal, who is running for president, said every state must make it a priority to file...