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  • Move to name ATF building for Eliot Ness meets hometown resistance

    WASHINGTON — Federal Prohibition agent Eliot Ness' legendary campaign against Chicago mob boss Al Capone inspired the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," a blockbuster Hollywood movie, countless books and perhaps even the comic-strip hero Dick...
  • 10 arrested in O.C. drug and firearms raid

    Ten people were taken into custody Tuesday in Orange County in a drug and firearms investigation dubbed "Operation Western Front."  The raid was part of a 16-month probe into gang activity and narcotics violations centered in Stanton, a small city in...
  • Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness

    Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness
    A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...
  • Senate Republicans block Obama nominees

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...
  • Stop In-State Gun Trafficking To Criminals

    Gun crimes are too often committed by persons who cannot legally own guns. Virtually all gun sales start with a legal sale. So how do those legally acquired guns get into the hands of prohibited users? The conventional answer is, "from down south." We...
  • Guard intelligence analyst held on $1-million bond in bomb case

    WASHINGTON — A man arrested for speeding in Ohio on New Year's Day was traveling with several dozen explosives, a detonator and four firearms, and was carrying schematic drawings of a military training facility, authorities said Wednesday....
  • Congressman calls for federal inquiry into McCook blasts

    Congressman calls for federal inquiry into McCook blasts
    A blast at a quarry in suburban McCook was well within safety limits, according to state officials who said Wednesday they cannot explain a subsequent tremor seconds later that rattled windows and frazzled nerves throughout the Chicago area. The...
  • Fast and Furious gun dealer released from prison

    WASHINGTON — The firearms dealer caught up in the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious scandal has won an early release from prison after a federal judge ruled that prosecutors overcharged him in alleging he sold high-powered weapons to...
  • 'Inglorious end' for convicted cop: 2½ years in prison

    'Inglorious end' for convicted cop: 2½ years in prison
    Cigarette smuggler Mustafa Mohd Shaikh was caught in June 2011 on an undercover recording describing how having the protection of a longtime sheriff's investigator meant his enterprise could operate with impunity. "Anything happens to you in Chicago,...
  • Lockdown lifted at Yale after scare over report of gunman on campus

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- After the school massacres at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, this has become, perhaps, the inexorable consequence of any threatening phone call. At Yale University, hours after an anonymous man called and warned a...
  • Gun dealer in Fast and Furious case could be freed

    WASHINGTON — A firearms dealer convicted during the fallout from the government's failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program may soon be set free after winning a court battle for a new sentencing hearing. A federal magistrate has ruled that...
  • A grand bargain on guns? Here's how.

    A grand bargain on guns? Here's how.
    A year ago, in the days after 20 schoolchildren and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it seemed for a moment that something had changed in America's long-running cultural debate on guns. A new kind of...