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Lawmakers introduce bill that would ban ‘assault weapons,’ raise age for gun ownership in Illinois

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines and prevent most residents under the age of 21 from owning guns in Illinois. Illinois State Representative Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) introduced House Bill 5855, dubbed the Protect Illinois Communities Act, on Thursday. Morgan represents Illinois House District 58, which includes towns like […]

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Man charged with drunk driving, causing wrong-way crash on Route 41 in Highland Park that left 2 seriously injured

A Chicago man has been charged with driving drunk and traveling the wrong way on Route 41 in Highland Park, causing a three-vehicle crash that left multiple people injured. Nicholas M. Petersen, 34, of the 5100 block of North LaCrosse Avenue in Chicago, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing […]

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State police updates ‘clear and present danger’ rules in response to Highland Park mass shooting

The Illinois State Police has broadened its “clear and present danger” rules for FOID holders and applicants in response to the Highland Park parade mass shooting. ISP adopted updates on Monday that were approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), which is a bipartisan legislative oversight committee. The update allows for broader use […]

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7 subjects suspected in burglary taken into custody after standoff with police in Highland Park

Seven subjects, who were suspected in a burglary, were questioned by police following a brief standoff in Highland Park Saturday afternoon as numerous home burglaries have recently been reported in the area. The Highland Park Police Department responded around 3:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a home […]

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‘We’re still in pain’: City officials create temporary memorial for 7 victims killed in Highland Park parade shooting

The City of Highland Park has created a temporary memorial remembering the seven victims killed in the Highland Park parade shooting while a permanent memorial is in the planning process. Highland Park Communications Manager Amanda Civitello said Friday evening that the temporary memorial opened at the Rose Garden adjacent to city hall at 1707 St. […]

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Resident confronts, pushes and chases man away who allegedly tried kicking in door to Highland Park home

A resident confronted, pushed and chased a man away after she caught him trying to break into her home in Highland Park Wednesday, prosecutors said. Niles Clark, 27, of Highland Park, was charged with attempted residential burglary. The Highland Park Police Department responded Wednesday evening to a residence in the 700 block of Green Bay […]