Illinois Launching Firearm Tracing Platform
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Illinois is launching a new online platform to assist law enforcement agencies in investigating gun crimes and identifying the sources of illegal guns.  Crime Gun Connect will provide law enforcement agencies with more information to improve the quality and quantity of leads in gun crime investigations.  The digital database contains over 100-thousand gun trace records dating back to 2009 from around two-hundred Illinois law enforcement agencies.