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State

Gun rules could extend 
to all of Cook County

CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking to broaden a requirement for gun owners to report the loss, theft or sale of firearms to include all of Cook County.

It’s the latest measure aimed at stopping the flow of illegal guns into Chicago, where homicides have risen.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that a new Chicago ordinance would also double the jail time to six months for violators.

For the first time, similar reporting requirements would be expanded to all of Cook County under companion legislation that’s been drawn up.

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle plans to introduce that legislation at a county board meeting on Wednesday.

Both measures were quickly crafted after an assault weapons ban stalled in the Illinois General Assembly.

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