assault weapons ban

A federal appeals court has upheld an assault weapons ban in a northern Chicago suburb.  In a 2-to-1 decision, a panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago declared Highland Park's assault weapons ban constitutional.

Chris Christie campaiging for Rauner

Jul 25, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in Chicago Friday to campaign for his fellow Republican Bruce Rauner. Rauner is running for Illinois governor against Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn.

Quinn supports ban on assault weapons

Jul 24, 2014


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is bringing the debate over guns into his reelection campaign.  Quinn says the issue of military-style weapons represents a fundamental difference between his policies and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner.

Chicago could toughen ban on assault weapons

Jul 15, 2013

Chicago’s City Council could toughen its ban on so-called assault weapons this week.