The Illinois Senate approved legislation meant to address record gun violence in Chicago.
It's intended to push judges into imposing longer prison sentences on repeat gun offenders.
It passed on a vote of 35 to 9, but several legislators voted “present” — or didn’t vote at all.
Democrat Jackie Collins of Chicago, says “locking up more people is not the solution to gun violence.”
“What is needed is economic development, police reform, and stopping the flow of illegal guns in communities ravaged by deep concentrations of poverty and hopelessness.”