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City Council

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Fulton River District high-rise project unveiled

Council passes mayor’s gun control measures

The City Council on Wednesday during a special meeting unanimously passed gun control ordinances introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

One of the ordinances strengthens the city’s assault weapons ban and establishes new possession penalties of 20-90 days in jail and a $1,000-$5,000 fine. The measure was introduced in the wake of gun-related legislation enacted by the state last week that gave Chicago and other cities 10 days to update their assault weapons bans.

Ald. Reilly blasts proposal to require sprinklers in old high-rises

Measures strengthening assault weapons ban, hiking fines for gun possession near schools advance to City Council

A Chicago City Council committee passed by voice vote on Tuesday two gun control measures introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel despite several aldermen’s contentions that the proposed penalty for possessing an assault weapon is too lax. A National Rifle Association lobbyist, meanwhile, testified that ordinances would be vulnerable to legal challenges.

The applications are in for Chicago's 33rd ward seat

Exclusive: Ald. Dick Mell secretly owned share of Joliet landfill that sparked feud with Blagojevich, lawsuit claims

Deb Mell files to fill father Dick Mell's old City Council seat