| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
One vote to spare. It's happened, folks. Governor Quinn has indicated he'll sign the bill, and it's already cleared the Senate. Welcome to the future, Illinois. Here's the roll call: Democrats voting no: Anthony Beiser, John Bradley, Katherine Cloonen,...
| Oct 21, 2013
Downstate Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, is such an expert on Chicago that he feels competent to tell us that Chicago’s problem isn’t guns but gans. I would tell Phelps that America has a gun problem which is exacerbating Chicago's gang...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Max Valles’ first sack at Virginia was suitable for framing. Check him out above, courtesy of USA Today photographer Howard Smith, perfectly horizontal, a good 12 inches off the turf, corralling the legs of Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage on Saturday....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Northbrook trustees have been asked to provide free gun locks for residents and to pass an ordinance banning assault weapons.
Resident Johannah Hebl, who has been advocating for local gun control since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Illinois lawmakers overrode Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of concealed carry legislation on Tuesday, but it will likely be 2014 before any firearm owners are permitted to pack handguns in public.
The last state to adopt a concealed carry law, Illinois now has...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:10 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers made Illinois the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms in two quick votes Tuesday that formalized the deepening rift between Gov. Pat Quinn and the legislature.
The House and Senate voted to override Quinn's...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday made sweeping changes to a bill that would allow concealed guns to be carried in public, writing in tougher regulations he deemed "common sense" amid staunch criticism from lawmakers who say they are poised to overturn his...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Lawmakers return to Springfield today, poised to override Gov. Pat Quinn's rewrite of a proposed law allowing concealed carry of firearms, but his actions and those of his potential rivals have created a conundrum for many Downstate Democrats in the early...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:10 AM
SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led majority in the Illinois House has voted in favor of banning guns in schools, casinos and on public transit during an unusual debate allowing lawmakers to vote piece by piece on where people should be allowed to...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:25 AM
SPRINGFIELD — With Gov. Pat Quinn pressing for tougher gun laws, House Speaker Michael Madigan said today he will hold public hearings about what type of gun proposals Illinois should advance and to deal with a federal court ruling that would...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:22 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...