gun control http://peoriapublicradio.org en Quinn supports ban on assault weapons http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-supports-ban-assault-weapons <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is bringing the debate over guns into his reelection campaign. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn says the issue of military-style weapons represents a fundamental difference between his policies and Republican candidate Bruce </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:06:16 +0000 Patrick Smith 26975 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn supports ban on assault weapons Chicago Police Superintendent plans to reduce gun violence http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chicago-police-superintendent-plans-reduce-gun-violence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After suffering a heart attack earlier this month, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is back at work to push his plan on reducing gun violence. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:12:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 25738 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chicago Police Superintendent plans to reduce gun violence Quinn turns focus to Daley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-turns-focus-daley <div>With Attorney General Lisa Madigan out of the race for Governor, incumbent Pat Quinn turned his focus to another potential opponent, Bill Daley. &nbsp;As IPR’S Amanda Vinicky it's an early indication of the campaign to come.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans have a somewhat crowded field of four candidates hoping to be Illinois' next Governor. For now, though, Democrats have only two: former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley and Governor Pat Quinn.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:25:07 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8992 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn turns focus to Daley Senate committee to vote on gun control measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-committee-vote-gun-control-measure <p></p><div>An Illinois State Senate committee is expected to vote on a gun control measure today. It's scheduled to hear from some parents whose children died in December’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. IPR’S Tony Arnold reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three parents from Connecticut talked Sunday in Chicago about banning high capacity magazines. A proposed bill would make magazines that hold more than 10 rounds illegal. Nicole </span>Hockley’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 6-year-old son Dylan was killed in the Newtown school shooting.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:15:20 +0000 Denise Molina & Tony Arnold 5873 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senate committee to vote on gun control measure Illinois House defeats gun control measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-defeats-gun-control-measure <p></p><div>A gun control measure was defeated Wednesday in the Illinois House. The proposal, modeled after &nbsp;New York's law, would have let sheriffs decide whether an applicant has a compelling reason to carry a gun in public. Proponents like Democratic Representative Christian Mitchell of Chicago say it's a way to take regional differences into account.</div><div> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:44:17 +0000 Denise Molina 4180 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois House defeats gun control measure