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Emanuel's latest gun crime push faces unclear future at Capitol

Emanuel's latest gun crime push faces unclear future at Capitol

Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Tuesday to use his political capital to get state lawmakers to pass tougher illegal firearm possession laws, but his plan faces a lukewarm reception from a General Assembly already facing a tableau of issues and weary of tackling a new round of controversial gun legislation. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and city law enforcement back Emanuel's latest effort, which he hopes will help address Chicago's high-profile gun violence problem. But there's also significant opposition from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other politicians troubled by its potential costs as well as a high incarceration rate in the...

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