The Illinois House Judiciary Committee
held its second public hearing on gun control today in downtown
Chicago. As the June deadline to draft a concealed carry law looms,
legislators heard testimony from Chicago’s elected officials and
advocates on both sides of the argument.
An agreement on contract and pension issues has been reached between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the union representing Chicago Police sergeants that includes an annual 2 percent pay raise and pension reform.
Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police union wants a 12 percent pay raise over two years and a $3,000 yearly "cost of living in Chicago" stipend to offset the expense of their requirement to live within city limits.