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Fact checking Preckwinkle's claim ‘less than one percent' of gun offenders on bond re-arrested

8 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

After a weekend that saw at least eight people killed and 23 injured on city streets, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is defending a bail reform program that police say allows too many people arrested with guns to get out of jail in a matter of hours or days.
Every Monday - like clockwork - police promote their efforts to get illegal guns off the streets.
This Monday, it was the arrest of five people after a gang search warrant netted two guns, including an AR-15 and a handgun converted to fire full automatic. Cops say they collected 84 illegal guns citywide this...
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