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More than 34,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed.

More than 34,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed.

As many as 30,000 guns may still be in the possession of Illinois residents deemed too dangerous to have them, according to a Tribune investigation.

In an analysis of data released for the first time, the Tribune found the state has repeatedly failed to ensure that people surrender their weapons and gun permits after their Firearm Owner’s Identification cards are revoked, resulting in the breakdown of a system put in place to deter gun violence.

In all, nearly 27,000 Illinois residents over the past four years have not informed authorities what they did with their guns after state police stripped their licenses, according to the analysis. That means law enforcement has no idea whether 78% of revoked cardholders since 2015 still possess guns.

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Democrats need to give Hispanic voters something worth voting for

Democrats need to give Hispanic voters something worth voting for

Wasn't the 2016 presidential election the event that taught us to distrust polls? Didn't almost everyone get it wrong, eroding the public's trust in both journalism and their fellow citizens, who made electoral choices that seemed to go against their own self-interest?

Welcome to the 2020 campaign season, which is already making me — and probably many others — want to tear my hair out.

It's because I'm looking at new poll numbers from Latino Decisions, the nation's (perhaps not incorrectly) self-proclaimed "leading polling and research firm on Latino Americans." But instead of fearing that the numbers are wrong, they seem frighteningly on-target.

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SAVE THE DATE - County Executive Larry Walsh Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 More details to follow
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DuPage Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

Monday, July 15th, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Dupage Twp Dems Campaign office 684 W Boughton Rd #100, Bolingbrook,  IL 60440-1753
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Congressman Foster wants to allow 'Dreamers' to serve in military

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Will County Children's Advocacy Center earns $75,000 grant to help victims

The grant will allow the CAC to build on the Child Sexual Exploitation Coalition it established with previous grant money to develop a countywide response to child sexual exploitation, help expand ...
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Freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood gets another GOP challenger

Rezin’s announcement noted the establishment of a campaign office in Gurnee, in the far northeastern part of the district, which includes portions of McHenry, DuPage, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall and Will ...
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Bolingbrook woman nominated to fill Will County Board vacancy

“I just do it because I enjoy it, and I like for people to be informed,” she said. Tyson said she still teaches in Valley View School District 365U and has taught in the past in Plainfield ...
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