The Daily Northwestern

Cook County board president introduces new gun control ordinance

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

January 23, 2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the members of a violence prevention committee Wednesday after advancing several other gun-control measures this past week. Preckwinkle introduced a “lost and stolen”...

While you were on break: the local, state and national news you missed

Edward Cox, Manuel Rapada, and Jia You

January 6, 2013

Dec. 15: Evanston hosts gun buyback program Evanston residents turned in 45 firearms during a gun buyback program Dec. 15, the day after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The program came weeks after its chief organizer,...

Cook County budget includes gun tax, $2 million to anti-violence groups

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 19, 2012

The passage of Cook County’s 2013 budget on Nov. 9 includes the adoption of a $25 gun tax and additional measures to decrease handgun violence, which anti-gun activists view as a small step in the right direction. The county...