Chicago's Gun Violence & Police Misconduct Costs

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April 3, 2014 - Chicago's Gun Violence & Police Misconduct

Amnesty International is directing its attention to gun violence in Chicago and its human rights impact, while the Better Government Association investigates the cost of alleged police misconduct in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Brandis Friedman has the details. Read Amnesty International's 10-Point Human Rights Agenda, the BGA story, and watch a web extra video.

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Training for Concealed Carry

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January 7, 2014 - Training for Concealed Carry

Gun owners fill firearms training classes required to apply for their concealed carry licenses—which went into effect Jan. 5. We go inside the class to find out what students are learning and what they think of the law’s requirements. Read an article.

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Chicago Leaders Combat Gun Violence

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October 23, 2013 - Chicago Leaders Combat Gun Violence

A House Bill regarding stronger punishment for unlawful gun offenses is up for debate in the fall veto session, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel in support. We talk with Ald. Will Burns (4th) and Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) about how to combat gun violence in Chicago, and across the state. Read an article.

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Legislative Session Nears End

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May 29, 2013 - Legislative Session Nears End

With two days left in the legislative session in Springfield, there's a flurry of work to be done on the budget, pension reform, guns and gay marriage. Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney joins us with the latest news.

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Curbing Violence

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February 28, 2013 - Curbing Violence

The city's top cop and the county's prosecutor explore the best ways to control guns on the street and why guns are so easily accessible.

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Gov. Pat Quinn

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February 07, 2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Quinn lays out some major proposals in his state of state address, such as raising the minimum wage and banning assault weapons. But it's what he did and didn't say about pension reform that's getting attention today. The governor joins us.

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Illinois Gun Laws

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December 17, 2012 - Illinois Gun Laws

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, Gov. Quinn and Mayor Emanuel call for new gun laws in Illinois. Paris Schutz has more on where the law stands, and how it might change.

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Illinois Gun Laws

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Illinois Gun Laws

The Colorado shootings spark a national debate about guns. Closer to home, local gun laws are undergoing major revision. Are they strong enough to prevent a similar tragedy? Paris Schutz reports.

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Police Supt. McCarthy on Chicago Crime

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December 19, 2013 - Police Supt. McCarthy on Chicago Crime

The murder rate in Chicago is down compared to last year, but some community members are concerned over police tactics used. We talk with Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy about the crime rate in Chicago, gun legislation and police initiatives for the coming year. Read an article.

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Sen. Durbin Calls for Federal Gun Database

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July 22, 2013 - Sen. Durbin Calls for Federal Gun Database

Sen. Dick Durbin urges all law enforcement agencies to use the federal database resources to track guns found at crime scenes. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read Durbin's letter.

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Mother Raises her Voice

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February 28, 2013 - Hadiya Pendleton’s Mother On Gun Control

Since the high-profile murder of her 15-year-old daughter, Hadiya Pendleton’s mother has jumped head first into the national debate on guns. She joins us to explain why.

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Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis

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February 28, 2013 - Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis

Elizabeth Brackett takes a look at gun violence through the lens of the public health system rather than the criminal justice system.

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Gambling, Guns and Retirement

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January 10, 2013 - Gambling, Guns and Retirement

Is a Chicago casino close to reality? Paris Schutz has the latest on that, and how the mayor and police superintendent plan to enact gun control in the absence of action from Springfield or Washington.

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Conceal and Carry in Illinois

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Conceal and Carry in Illinois

Illinois is the only state in the country to not allow concealed carry. Carol Marin and her panel discuss efforts to have that changed.

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