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  1. Man with gun, $60K worth of drugs arrested
    Incident occurred near contentious West Loop homeless encampment
    By Jake Sheridan Chicago Tribune
    Police arrested a man with a gun and an estimated $60,000 worth of drugs near a West Loop homeless encampment where safety concerns sparked political debate between the mayor and an alderman.
    Officers arrested 19-year-old Tailon Dshawn Appleton at 514 W. Lake St. on Thursday afternoon after an undercover officer made a drug transaction with him, according to court records.
    In Appleton’s backpack, police found what they suspect were 141 ziplock bags of heroin, 230 knotted crack cocaine baggies, $1,188 in cash, one bottle of liquid codeine and one loaded Glock 19 handgun, according to an arrest report.
    Cook County prosecutors charged Appleton with five felonies for drug and gun possession during a court appearance Friday.
    While prosecutors requested he be detained, Judge Maryam Ahmad determined he should be released on electronic monitoring with a curfew, court records show. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 19.

    The Lake Street address of Appleton’s arrest is one of several locations under downtown viaducts at which tents where people sleep have lined sidewalks.
    When Ald. Bill Conway, 34th, sought the support of Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration to remove tents in the area in early October, top Johnson adviser Jason Lee tied an offer to help to Conway’s votes on two pillars of the mayor’s progressive agenda, Conway told the Tribune in mid-November.


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  2. On 12/1/2023 at 8:44 PM, mauserme said:


    They probably don't think every FOID card holder has a banned item, but right now they have about 0.2% of all FOID card holders registering something.  They might suspect more than 0.2% has something the state would want to be registered.



    I thought there was something about any magazine you could modify.

    What magazine can't be modified? 

  3. On 11/30/2023 at 9:27 PM, Quiet Observer said:

    I tend to be skeptical of reports that claim what one side of an argument claims that the other side is saying. I would rather hear or see the actual statements.  

    Some on each side tend to selectively report.

    Here is the link to the Gun Violence Archive school shootings database. The claims above appear to be true.


    School Shootings | Gun Violence Archive



    That database is c..., you can't call a database "school shootings" when vast majority of it doesn't have a shooting at all. 


  4. On 11/30/2023 at 8:21 PM, Tango7 said:


    How much is the cost of the ID required to exercise your right to vote? What options are available on election day to those that have not registered?


    Hmmm. Not at all like our ability to exercise our enumerated 2A Rights, is it?


    Hurtado v. California, 110 U.S. 516 “The state cannot diminish Rights of the people.”

    Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436, 491 “Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rulemaking or legislation which would abrogate them.”

    Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 US 105 The state may not convert a secured liberty into a privilege, and issue a license and fee for it.

    Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262 “If the state does convert your right into a privilege and issue a license and charge a fee for it, you can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right with impunity.”


    I've been saying that for years, the state shouldn't be able to charge for a constitutional right and I'll add at this point to vote they should require the ID in hand and they need to call the state and make sure it's still valid, just like a FOID.   



  5. From law360 (no subscription) 


    Justice Barrett Is Asked To Pause Ill. Ban On Certain Firearms

    By Y. Peter Kang

    Gun rights advocates and a gun seller asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday to prevent Illinois from enforcing a ban on certain firearms and magazines, as it would prevent the sale of America's most popular rifle even though their Seventh Circuit appeal has not been finalized.

  6. On 11/25/2023 at 8:26 AM, ealcala31 said:

    24hrs, unless it falls on a Friday. Then it must be emailed by Monday.

    Why would CPD call a FFL to do a firearm trace, do it your ... self it's not your job or are you required to for them, right? 

    Also why would a FFL do a 5/24 form for? 

    When you buy or take in firearms a FFL must check if it's stolen? 

    I'm not saying that might not be good business practice but must. 


  7. On 11/23/2023 at 4:24 PM, Vodoun da Vinci said:

    Number of Individuals Completing a Disclosure: 4,089
    Total Disclosures: 11,924
    Firearms Disclosures: 7,842
    Accessory Disclosures: 4,010
    Ammunition Disclosures: 72


    Zoom. All the way to 0.17%. [sarc] But that's pretty much because very few people in Illinois actually possess firearm platforms that are banned under PICA. [/sarc]









    (doesn't seem to be behind a paywall.


    Democratic PAC shifts cash out of its account as it gets hit with one of the biggest state election board fines ever


    A political committee that helped expand the Democratic majority on the Illinois Supreme Court and was backed by Illinois Senate President Don Harmon emptied its bank account just weeks after being notified it faced one of the largest state election fines ever for failing to timely disclose millions of dollars it spent until after last November’s election.

    On Tuesday, the State Board of Elections issued a final order assessing $99,500 in fines against the All for Justice political action committee. The action followed a Tribune story earlier this year detailing the PAC’s reporting deficiencies as it spent more than $7.3 million on independent expenditures supporting Democratic Justices Elizabeth Rochford and Mary Kay O’Brien, both of whom won their campaigns and increased the court’s Democratic majority to 5-2 from a previous 4-3 advantage.



  9. On 11/16/2023 at 1:02 PM, Vodoun da Vinci said:

    House Sponsor Representative Bob Morgan's office, he was aware of PICA but knew very little about the disclosure affidavit. Referred me to my State Representative. Called them and the lady (who was very nice on the phone) had no clue about PICA or anything to do with enforcement or Registration. he's gonna try and find me some resources that can explain it.


    I think it's a dead end road but I'm trying. Seems that virtually everyone I'm looking for help from either has little or no knowledge that *any* of this is going on in Illinois.


    We are screwed if we do and screwed if we don't it seems.




    I've had my best luck with asking to speak to someone in the office about my concerns. 

    You reps etc have someone else at the office that will speak to you, it gets a lot more attention and lets them prepare if they aren't aware they will be. 

  10. On 11/16/2023 at 10:25 AM, Vodoun da Vinci said:

    I'm really confused - so do we register the Lightsaber or the individual attachments? Like an Airsoft that has a pistol grip and vertical foregrip or if we are in possession of "parts" that can make an "assault weapon" wouldn't we register the parts/attachments?


    I'm so confused.



    I believe they said they were still accepted questions until Nov 30th, you should ask if you need to register your airsoft rifle if it has attachments identified under the ban, what serial number would you use? 


  11. On 11/7/2023 at 4:02 PM, Dumak_from_arfcom said:


    My neighbor's 3 kids saw the UPS guy delivering my ammo and were like O.O  0.0  o.o   

    I had 25,000 rounds delivered once, all stamped small arms ammo it was stacked up on my porch almost to the mailbox.   (all stamped $129/1000 on the metal cans inside - long ago) 

    My wife was a bit concerned and I told her, who in their right mind would consider coming on a porch to try steal any.  

  12. CWB Chicago

    Judge rejects detention request for man accused of ‘brutal’ robbery at CTA bus stop

    November 4, 2023 11:39 AM CWBChicago


    CHICAGO — An 18-year-old Chicago man who joined two accomplices to beat a 59-year-old woman in the face and take her fanny pack at a CTA bus stop will be released on an ankle monitor after a Cook County judge rejected a prosecution request to have him detained as a safety threat.


    Prosecutors called the 3-on-1 attack “brutal” in their detention petition, saying the assault was caught on camera and was witnessed by a motorist who followed Terell Creighton until Chicago police took him into custody.


    The victim was waiting for her bus at Pulaski and Division when Creighton and two men who remain at large walked up to her shortly before noon Wednesday, officials said. Creighton demanded the woman’s fanny pack, which contained about $30, but she refused to cooperate, according to prosecutors.



    At that point, the three men pulled the woman’s winter cap over her head and punched her in the face with their fists “multiple times,” according to the allegations. Creighton ripped the woman’s fanny pack away and fled the scene.


    A driver witnessed the attack and called 911 while following Creighton in their car until cops took him into custody in the 1300 block of North Kostner, prosecutors said. Investigators also determined that a Chicago police surveillance camera recorded the robbery.



    Creighton, who turned 18 on October 15, was charged as a juvenile last summer with criminal trespass to a vehicle and resisting or obstructing police, the state’s detention petition said.


    After hearing the state’s allegations, Judge Ortiz rejected the detention petition, saying that the state failed to meet its burden, according to court records. Instead, she determined that public safety could be assured by putting Creighton on house arrest while he awaits trial on one count of robbery.



    He is due in court again on Wednesday.


    I'm sure he be right on time!

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