gun http://peoriapublicradio.org en Cook Co. Sheriff has concealed carry safety concerns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cook-co-sheriff-has-concealed-carry-safety-concerns <p></p><div>Illinois residents will soon be able to apply for permits to carry concealed weapons. &nbsp;Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has safety concerns about who will be allowed to get those permits.</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:51:58 +0000 Tony Arnold 16469 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cook Co. Sheriff has concealed carry safety concerns Swearing-in ceremony focuses on gun violence for federal prosecutor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/swearing-ceremony-focuses-gun-violence-federal-prosecutor <p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:29:47 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 15453 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Swearing-in ceremony focuses on gun violence for federal prosecutor Opponents of mandatory minimum sentencing block state bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/opponents-mandatory-minimum-sentencing-block-state-bill <p></p><div>A plan to increase prison time for gun crimes hit a brick wall today in the Illinois Capitol. &nbsp;Opponents of the measure used a parliamentary procedure to block the bill.</div><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:22:17 +0000 Brian Mackey 14574 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Opponents of mandatory minimum sentencing block state bill Lawmakers tweak mandatory minimum gun bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-tweak-mandatory-minimum-gun-bill <p></p><div>Illinois lawmakers are whittling down legislation that would increase the minimum prison time for some people convicted of illegal gun use. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:43:02 +0000 Tony Arnold 14545 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers tweak mandatory minimum gun bill Outside the Horseshoe - September 24, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-september-24-2013 <p></p><div>Recent gun violence in the city of Peoria has many voicing concern if not a little on edge. A double homicide last week that included the death of KieAmber Beard-who was pregnant-was accompanied by several gunshot wounds including a pizza delivery guy. And Beard’s cousin was shot to death in the front yard of her mother’s house during a family gathering in her honor. Police have made at least two arrests but are also targeting more patrols in the generally areas impacted by the violence. Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard and Captain Mike Eddleman met with reporters yesterday to talk through some of the response efforts. We are using the press interview for this Outside The Horseshoe.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:29:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - September 24, 2013 Officers chase suspect carrying rifle in Taft Homes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/officers-chase-suspect-carrying-rifle-taft-homes <p>The Peoria Police Department temporarily shut down traffic in front of Taft Homes Wednesday while chasing a suspect carrying a rifle. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:02:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10761 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Officers chase suspect carrying rifle in Taft Homes NRA against IL gun restrictions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/nra-against-il-gun-restrictions <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></div><div> Mon, 06 May 2013 20:43:31 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5149 at http://peoriapublicradio.org NRA against IL gun restrictions Gun-control advocates rally in Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gun-control-advocates-rally-springfield <p>As Illinois lawmakers consider lifting the concealed-carry ban, activists rallied to call on legislators to also enact new gun regulations. A court has given the state until early June to pass a law allowing people to carry guns in public. &nbsp; While gun-control advocates like Senator Dan Kotowski have accepted that, they say Illinois can still enact restrictions.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 02:54:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3870 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gun-control advocates rally in Springfield