Jeremy Gorner,

Jeremy Gorner

Chicago, IL, United States

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  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Union-Tribune
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Hartford Courant

Recent articles by Jeremy:

Downstate judge temporarily blocks Illinois gun ban from being enforced on plaintiffs in lawsuit

An Effingham County judge temporarily blocked Illinois’ recently enacted ban on high-powered weapons and high-capacity magazines from being enforced on more than 850 people and a handful of licensed gun dealers. → Read More

Lawsuit accuses DCFS of wrongly confining children in juvenile detention centers

Children who become wards of the state in Illinois have for years been wrongly confined to juvenile detention after a judge orders their release, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. → Read More

Illinois State Rifle Association files federal lawsuit over state’s gun ban

Illinois’ flagship gun rights organization filed a federal lawsuit alleging the newly signed state law that prohibits high-powered guns and large-capacity ammunition magazines violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. → Read More

Illinois’ sweeping firearms ban faces first lawsuits, pushback from dozens of sheriffs

Illinois’ sweeping ban on high-powered firearms and large-capacity ammunition magazines is facing at least two legal challenges and pushback from dozens of county sheriffs who say they won’t uphold the law. → Read More

Illinois’ sweeping firearms ban certain to end up in court, and some experts doubt it will stand

The sweeping ban on high-powered guns and high-capacity magazines that became law in Illinois this month is certain to face legal challenges, and experts are unsure it can hold up. → Read More

Service upgrades, ethics policy on Alexi Giannoulias’ initial agenda as Illinois secretary of state

Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias takes over the office held for 24 years by Jesse White, and promises service upgrades and other improvements in his 100-day plan. → Read More

Turnover and change are backdrop as new General Assembly is sworn in, despite continued Democratic dominance

New 103rd General Assembly has Democrats with record 78-40 majority in the House and 40-19 in the Senate. → Read More

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs comprehensive gun bill banning sale of military-style firearms

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Tuesday night a comprehensive measure that supporters called one of the nation’s toughest bans on military style firearms, immediately prohibiting their sale and giving current owners until Jan. 1 to register gun serial numbers with Illinois State Police. → Read More

Kankakee County judge finds that elimination of cash bail provision in SAFE-T Act is unconstitutional

A Kankakee County judge has found a key provision of Illinois’ sweeping criminal justice law is unconstitutional, potentially rolling back a controversial measure that would eliminate the use of cash bail as of New Year’s Day, according to a copy of the judge’s ruling obtained by the Tribune. → Read More

Guns rights advocates decry sweeping gun ban proposal: ‘You can’t put us all in jail’

Guns rights advocates criticized a proposal to ban a wide array of guns and high capacity magazines in Illinois as a “dangerous” measure that will make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners → Read More

Confronted by GOP critics and confused constituents, Democrats made fixes to their sweeping criminal justice law

After months of blistering attacks from Republicans, Democratic lawmakers came together during the final legislative session of the year to approve changes aimed at clarifying their criminal justice overhaul. → Read More

Democratic state legislators approve changes to SAFE-T Act, GOP still blasts law as a ‘misguided, confusing scheme’

The Democratic-controlled Illinois legislature approved a series of changes to year-and-a-half-old criminal justice reform law just one month before some of its key provisions are slated to take effect. → Read More

Illinois lawmakers file amendment in effort to clarify SAFE-T Act’s most controversial elements

Illinois lawmakers have submitted proposed changes to controversial criminal justice measures slated to take effect on New Year’s Day. → Read More

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces bipartisan deal to plug nearly $1.4 billion hole in unemployment fund

Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled a bipartisan agreement to plug a nearly $1.4 billion hole in the state’s pandemic-depleted unemployment insurance trust fund. → Read More

State Rep. Tony McCombie says GOP needs to ‘move forward’ after tough election as she takes over a diminished House caucus

State Rep. Tony McCombie says Republicans have to reach out to Democrats as she takes over a GOP caucus that was battered in the recent election. → Read More

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s top education official set to retire in January

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s top education official, whose oversight of the state’s schools became a campaign issue during the recent election, plans to retire early next year. → Read More

In year’s final session, Illinois legislators set to consider changes to SAFE-T Act but likely to leave gun control, abortion for 2023

Illinois state legislators head into the year's final session, with possible tweaks to a controversial criminal justice law on the agenda. → Read More

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s victory speech spurs presidential speculation

When Gov. J.B. Pritzker claimed victory Tuesday night for a second term as Illinois governor, he also presented himself as a possible 2024 candidate for the White House if President Joe Biden opts not to seek a second term. → Read More

Darren Bailey’s uphill candidacy for farmers, cops and Illinoisans who feel ‘pushed aside’

The most conservative GOP nominee for Illinois governor in generations says people have 'had enough.' → Read More

Chicago police officer who shot and killed Adam Toledo faces firing

The Chicago Police officer who shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo during a foot chase in 2021 is facing firing after an investigation concluded the shooting violated department policy. → Read More