NEWS articles

CPS wants to slash gun violence

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

CeaseFire's state funding dries up

CeaseFire, the anti-gun violence organization, was shut out of the 2010 state budget. Some fear it could it mean more gun violence this year.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Police pushing ahead with plan to buy M4 rifles

The Chicago police superintentdent says the department is buying military-style rifles for street cops even though members of the community are against it.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Protest slated over police assault rifle plan

Some city residents, led by a youth empowerment group, will demonstrate against Chicago police plans to let street cops carry assault rifles similar to those carried by U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Despite safety questions, Chicago cops to receive combat rifles

Experts say bullets from the M4 can travel nearly twice as far as those from a handgun, potentially posing risks for bystanders. Even so, Chicago patrol officers will soon receive the assault weapons.

7 years ago | Steven Chaitman

Chicago lays out handgun legal strategy

The city's defense of its handgun ban could prove a pivotal moment in how the Supreme Court interprets 2nd Amendment rights.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Defense of city's gun ban to be focus of hearing

City officials will meet with their lawyers to discuss how a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a similar prohibition in Washington D.C. could affect Chicago's handgun ban.

over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

CPS officials, students lobby for gun control

The district has added after-school and Saturday programs at over 150 schools in the wake of several violent incidents. Twenty students have been killed by gunfire this school year.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Man escapes from police station

Suspected of gun offense

over 8 years ago | Geoff Wallin

Store sold fake Nikes, cops say

Two guns, cash, also found

over 8 years ago | Geoff Wallin

Police seize guns, pot from house

Stake-out leads to arrests

over 8 years ago | Geoff Wallin