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Number of Murders in First Six Months of Year Lowest Since 1963, Police Say

Overall crime from Jan. 1-June 30 also decreased for the third straight year, down 15 percent from 2013.

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Background Checks on Gun Sales, Other Reforms Needed: Congressional Report

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly prepared what she called the "blueprint for ending the crisis" of gun violence.

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Rahm Defends Gun-Shop Demands as 'Good Public Safety, not Punitive'

The City Council passed a court-ordered ordinance for licensing gun shops.

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City Gun Shops OK'd by Council Committee, Final Vote Next Week

But the mayor's ordinance would set strict rules for sales and for the location of gun shops.

Downtown »

Gun Shops Face Strict Regulations Under New Rahm Ordinance

Mayor Rahm Emanuel planned to submit the ordinance at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

Bronzeville »

Chicago Gun Shop Ruling a Court 'Straitjacket,' Rahm Says

The mayor will seek a six-month delay in a court order allowing gun shops in the city.

Bridgeport »

Chicago 'By No Means' the Murder Capital of the U.S., Yale Study Concludes

Rahm and McCarthy touted the study's findings to renew calls for after-school programs and gun control.

Downtown »

Hadiya Pendleton Pivotal in Gun Debate Say Sen. Kirk, Supt. McCarthy

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk joined Police Supt. Garry McCarthy in urging mandatory minimums for gun violations.

Edison Park »

Rahm Sticks to His Guns on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not back down from his call for a three-year sentence for gun violations.

Downtown »

Aldermen Push Back Against Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Gun Crimes

Chicago aldermen spoke out against a resolution calling for stricter gun sentencing policy statewide.

Albany Park »

State Rep. Ann Williams Aims to Ban Guns From Restaurants

The North Side legislator plans to introduce a bill closing a concealed-carry loophole.

Downtown »

NRA Cheers City Gun Ordinance Rewrites, Stiffer Penalties Near CTA Stops

The NRA's Todd Vandermyde took issue with a few details, but called it "a great day for gun owners."

Downtown »

Gun Ban Extending to Restaurants Serving Alcohol OK'd by Council Committee

"The City Council believes booze and bullets don't mix," Ald. Edward Burke said of the ban.

The Loop »

Safe Passage Signs Going Up Along School Routes

As students from closing schools prepare for a new start, the city is stepping up its security efforts.

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