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CPD: Gun Violence Remains at Unnacceptable Levels

CPD: Gun Violence Remains at Unnacceptable Levels

The Chicago Police Department announced overall crime in the city in November is reduced 7 percent compared to the same time last year, but violence involving guns remains at “unacceptable levels.” CPD released its latest crime statistics Tuesday. “Overall crime” includes assaults, burglaries, robberies and thefts, police said. There have been 429 murders so far this year, ... »

Chicago Gun Tax

Chicago Gun Tax

CHICAGO Cook County just introduced its own gun tax. Despite a lawsuit initiated by firearm stores and owners, it’s already in effect. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who proposed the tax, stated he was looking for a way to reduce the expenses that gun violence inflicts on county taxpayers – both in the public health care system and local criminal justice system. The tax was approve... »