Illinois House Panel Spars On Assault Weapons BanA two-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing on guns its third in a week produced virtually no common ground between the two sides.
Sen. Durbin Hosts Illinois Gun Control DiscussionHe heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.
Chicago Reaches 500 Homicides This YearThe last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008. Last year Chicago had 435 homicides.
FBI: 1 of 2 Escaped Chicago Inmates ArrestedSpecial Agent Joan Hyde said Joseph "Jose" Banks was captured without incident in Chicago.
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.

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