On Monday night there was a town hall meeting to discuss a local gun control measure. The backstory is that Illinois was required by the SCOTUS to create a concealed carry weapons policy. We were the last state to do so. I wasn't following along closely about the way it played out in Springfield, but it was kind of a mess. Governor Quinn vetoed the policy and legislators overrode the veto. Ultimately municipalities had 10 days to create their own gun laws.
Highland Park, Chicago, Evanston, Skokie and Northbrook have passed assault weapons bans. (The pro-gun folks insisted that those towns passed "placeholder" legislation much like my village did/will.
Looking to learn more about sensible gun control?
Moms Demand Action Illinois/Chicago
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
People for a Safer Society