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  • Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., appearing with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in his push to pass two new gun laws, including one he co-sponsored that would ban assault weapons. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Brian Jackson)

    Chicago gun deaths, confiscations belie claims of gun-control activists

    Chicago police reported the seizure of 7,400 guns used in crimes, or that were unpermitted, in the past year — nearly double the 3,285 reported for New York City for the same time frame. That's despite the fact Chicago has the toughest gun-control laws in the nation, prohibiting sales within the city and, until the Supreme Court found it unconstitutional in 2010, banning handguns.

  • Police say Chicago homicide toll not at 500 yet

    Chicago police say it's too soon to say whether the city has had its 500th homicide of the year.

  • Chicago police to receive free White Sox tickets

    Chicago police officers will get free tickets to a White Sox game as a thank you for their service during the NATO summit.

  • Margaret Nelson, center, from Evanston, Ill., joins about 100 anti-war activists as they march down Michigan Avenue after rallying outside President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in downtown Chicago, protesting for an end to NATO operations in Afghanistan, Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Nurses' pre-NATO rally expected to draw thousands

    Thousands of nurses and other protesters planned to rally at a downtown Chicago plaza Friday ahead of a two-day NATO summit and as a prelude to a much larger demonstration expected this weekend.

  • Mohammed el-Sioufi, an accountant and vice president of the Islamic Culture Center, a mosque in Newark, is interviewed by the Associated Press about the New York Police Department's surveillance of the Muslim community in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    NYPD built secret files on N.J., Long Island mosques

    Americans living and working in New Jersey's largest city were subjected to surveillance as part of the New York Police Department's effort to build databases of where Muslims work, shop and pray. The operation in Newark was so secretive even the city's mayor says he was kept in the dark.

  • Cornelius' legacy lives on in Chicago

    When this proud city welcomed back hometown hero Don Cornelius last year, it wasn't just Chicago-style _ it was "Soul Train" style, complete with Afro wigs, bell bottoms and hip-shaking in the streets.

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