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Gun Crimes

Jun. 18 2020

Chicago Experienced Deadliest Memorial Day Weekend in Years

Chicago Experienced Deadliest Memorial Day Weekend in Years
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The 2020 Memorial Day weekend was the deadliest Chicago has seen in years. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, 10 people were killed and 39 wounded over the weekend, the highest since 2015, even with a stay at home order currently in place due to COVID-19. Homicide in Chicago is something [...]
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May. 12 2020

Whatever Your Needs, IL Gun Violence Isn’t Going to Meet Them

Whatever Your Needs, IL Gun Violence Isn't Going to Meet Them
Posted By: Sami Azhari

It seems that in many ways, the lockdowns due to coronavirus are reducing crime. When it comes to gun violence on the streets of Chicago, though, that’s simply not the case. According to data collected by the Chicago Police Department, shootings are up across the city when compared to the [...]
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Jan. 9 2020

Convicted Chicago Felon Tests Limits of Unlawful Possession Laws

Convicted Chicago Felon Tests Limits of Unlawful Possession Laws
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Our city is often represented in the media as a city ripe with violence and shootings. It is unfortunate but Chicago is home to a lot of gun crime. In response, local law enforcement and the courts are also taking action to combat these illegal activities. Chicago Man Found Guilty for Mere [...]
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Nov. 15 2019

Illinois Gun Crimes: The “Possession” Charge Few Know About

Illinois Gun Crimes: The "Possession" Charge Few Know About
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Thanks in part to local lawmakers and enhanced efforts by law enforcement, gun-related homicides have dropped in the Windy City. Still, our gun violence rates are among the highest in the nation. Chicago’s gun violence epidemic doesn’t just affect the victims of these heinous crimes and [...]
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Jul. 11 2019

As Chicago Shootings Continue, What You Should Know about Gun Charges

As Chicago Shootings Continue, What You Should Know about Gun Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Despite tight gun control laws, Chicago is notorious for its gun violence problem, and the issue appears to be escalating. For instance in a single weekend, six victims died of 28 total people shot recently in the city. Among the dead is a 15-year-old-boy from Englewood. This is only a [...]
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