Under the vetoed bill, anyone who sells, leases or transfers 10 or more firearms a year would have to be licensed by the state. Dealers and their employees would have to take training focused on how to properly conduct background checks, store guns, prevent thefts and thwart straw purchases, in which someone illegally buys a gun for a person who is prohibited from owning one. … [Read more...] about Bans on bump stocks, body armor move forward in Chicago
Also on the panel was the Rev. Johnny Miller, a pastor who once served on the Chicago Police Board, and Emmett Farmer, whose son Flint Farmer was carrying only a cellphone when he was fatally shot in 2011 by a Chicago police officer who had been involved in two previous shootings that same year. … [Read more...] about Panel taps law enforcement veteran to lead Chicago police watchdog agency
A Chicago aviation security officer, fired last year for his part in dragging a man off a United Airlines flight, is suing the city, saying his employers were negligent because they didn't provide him with proper training to deal with passengers who are difficult to remove from a plane. … [Read more...] about Chicago aviation security officer who was fired for dragging man off United flight sues city and airline
“It’s targeting landlords who are intentionally doing this, willful and wanton conduct,” he said. “Of course, that can be a difficult thing to prove if someone says, ‘Look, I just can’t afford it, I really wish I could, if I had the money I would fix the structure,’” Hopkins said. “As the owner of a landmark structure, you have a special obligation to maintain your property. And if it’s beyond your reach, maybe that means you should sell the property.” … [Read more...] about City could try to protect historic Chicago buildings from intentional neglect
Currently, the citywide fine is $100, and it would stay that way outside the downtown area. But fines would triple inside the area bordered on the north along Division Street from the lake to LaSalle Street, south from LaSalle to Chicago Avenue, west from Chicago to Halsted Street, south along Halsted to Roosevelt Road and east on Roosevelt from Halsted to the lake. … [Read more...] about Get caught double parking in downtown Chicago? Fine could soon triple to $300.