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Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence

We Can End Gun Violence sign at a rally
John Minchillo / AP

With the public clamoring for action to reduce gun violence, Congress may soon create a federal grant program that would offer incentives for states to pass so-called “red flag” laws. Those make it easier to take firearms away from unstable people.

Crowd of people gathered around a small table questioning a man who aspires to be police chief in Bloomington
Colleen Reynolds / WGLT

Questions from activists dominated Tuesday's meet-and-greet session for the two finalists for Bloomington police chief—one from within the police ranks and the other currently serving as chief at Parkland Community College.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Nine people have died in Bloomington-Normal in gun violence this year. More than that tally have survived bullet wounds.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

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