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  • Mom of 'handsome' felon starts 'Free Jeremy' page seeking $25,000

    Mom of 'handsome' felon starts 'Free Jeremy' page seeking $25,000
    The mother of a felon whose "handsome" booking photo went viral after it was posted on the Stockton Police Department's Facebook account is hoping to show a softer side of her son as she tries to raise funds for his legal defense. Katherine Angier...
  • Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot

    Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot
    At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all, the...
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  • Law enforcement touts Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago

    Law enforcement touts Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago
    On a high-definition screen overhead, Chicago police surveillance video from a tough West Side street corner played in real time. At desks below, federal and local investigators combed through digital maps showing where violent crimes occur and where...
  • One gun every 30 days is more than enough to allow for the exercise of 2nd Amendment rights, so Chicago ought to go ahead and impose that limit

     
    At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all,......
  • More guns is not the answer to fight gun violence

    As the National Rifle Association continues to stand behind its belief that more guns, not fewer, will solve the national epidemic of gun violence, I can only shake my head woefully and point to the recent killings in Las Vegas and Oregon. In the...
  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
  • Chicago aldermen push mandatory paid sick days

    Chicago aldermen push mandatory paid sick days
    All private employers in Chicago would be required to provide paid sick days to their workers under a new proposal backed by a majority of the city’s 50 aldermen. If the proposal sponsored by Aldermen Proco “Joe” Moreno, 1st and Toni...
  • Florida jail explosion caused by natural gas release, investigators say

    An explosion that killed two inmates and paralyzed a corrections officer at a Pensacola, Fla., jail was caused by a natural gas release inside the facility, investigators said Friday. At least 184 people suffered injuries among the more than 600 inmates...
  • More than dozen assault rifles stolen from train shipment in Englewood

    More than dozen assault rifles stolen from train shipment in Englewood
    Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said. The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
  • Thomas 'Lem' Johns dies at 88; Secret Service agent for LBJ

    Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent who protected Lyndon B. Johnson as he was sworn in as president on Air Force One in the chaotic aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, has died. He was 88. Grandson Michael Johns said the former...