Forty Illinois State Troopers are being dispatched to Chicago to help the city's police department combat street violence during what is typically the most dangerous time of year. Read »
As NBC Chicago previously reported, in devastating detail, at least 40 people were shot over the weekend resulting in four fatalities. The key to curbing the gun-fueled bloodshed in Illinois could be prison... Read »
Members of Illinois' congressional delegation plan to speak on the floor of the House of Representative about gun violence in Chicago. Read »
Days after a brutally violent Fourth of July weekend in Chicago, Ted Nugent -- 'Murica-loving musician, gun rights activist and recurring "Simpsons" character -- delivered an especially batty Twitter rant... Read »
State Sen. Jason Barickman, co-chair of the Legislative Audit Commission, released a statement Wednesday evening detailing a Justice Department request made earlier in the day by two Washington, D.C.-based staff... Read »
Ald. Danny Solis says Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his City Hall policy team are "looking" at his intriguing pitch to create a Chicago Peace Corps as part of a long-term strategy to curb the city's deadly street... Read »
Amid the beer and brats, fireworks and festivals, did you hear the sound of gunfire ringing in the air? If you didn’t, you can rest assured many, many of your fellow Chicagoans did. Read »
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