Illinois residents across the state, and across party lines, largely support more gun regulations. That’s according to the results of an NPR Illinois - University of Illinois Springfield survey. We took a look at the new data and explored what might be behind the numbers.
Another state lawmaker is targeting weapons like the AR-15, a popular semiautomatic rifle used in the recent Florida school shooting. Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, filed a bill that would ban "assault weapons."