“Today marks an important first step toward reducing gun violence in Chicago and other gang-ridden areas in this state,” Leader Durkin said. “We need to take the streets back for the law abiding citizens of Illinois and turn the tide back to families that want nothing more than a chance to raise their children with safety.”
Governor Rauner has signed into law bi-partisan compromise legislation, SB1722, which cracks down on repeat gun offenders. Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson and Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz were among those participating in the bill signing ceremony.
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