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Illinois House Panel Spars On Assault Weapons Ban

A two-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing on guns its third in a week produced virtually no common ground between the two sides.

02/28/2013

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Sen. Durbin Hosts Illinois Gun Control Discussion

He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.

01/10/2013

Democratic National Convention: Day 1

Chicago Reaches 500 Homicides This Year

The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008. Last year Chicago had 435 homicides.

12/28/2012

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FBI: 1 of 2 Escaped Chicago Inmates Arrested

Special Agent Joan Hyde said Joseph “Jose” Banks was captured without incident in Chicago.

12/21/2012

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130 Arrested Sunday At Occupy Chicago

“We’re not going anywhere. There are still plenty of us,” a protester The Associated Press after the arrests, which took police more than an hour to complete.

10/23/2011