Explore: Shootings by CCL holders in Illinois since concealed carry law went into effect in 2014.

More than 306,000 Illinois residents have a concealed carry license, about 2% of the state’s adult population. But the state does not keep records on when these license holders fire their weapons, how often they do it, or if they wound or kill someone. The Tribune combed through police files, court records and news reports to compile its own list. We found 62 incidents involving CCL holders and shootings or threats through August. Homeowner and his wife told police they tried to call 911 about a man in their backyard when the man “balled up his fists” and approached them. Juan Lopez, a CCL holder, opened fire at Mercy Hospital, killing his ex-fiancee, a pharmacist and a Chicago police officer before he was killed. Darnell Hurt, a CCL holder, allegedly shot and killed a man after he tracked his wife’s cellphone and found him in a car with her. Peoria police say they arrested a man with a valid FOID card and a CCL after he shot his wife during an argument. The woman was shot in the leg. The driver of a Chevrolet Equinox shot at someone driving a Dodge Charger, according to Chicago police. The driver of the Charger, a CCL holder, returned fire told police he...

NSW ‘ghillie suit’ rapist Troy Johnson jailed over attack on 12yo girl

A father of three jailed for 28 years for snatching a 12-year-old on her way to school, dragging her into bushes and raping her, had been secretly filming girls on the same path for four years. “Society has no place for a person like you,” NSW District Court judge David Wilson told Troy Stephen Johnson, 33, on Tuesday in Gosford. Judge Wilson, who lifted the suppression order on naming Johnson, said the mechanic had lived a double life where he was a family man but in his spare time preyed on children to satisfy his “perverted and evil desires”. The judge said after raping the girl in May 2017 on the state’s Central Coast while wearing a camouflage outfit, Johnson called a friend and told him, “Hey dude, you’ll never guess what I did.” He then boasted about sexually assaulting a schoolgirl at knifepoint after tying her up with cable ties and duct tape. The judge rejected Johnson’s claims he deserved a lesser sentence because he’d previously been of good character when it was discovered he’d hidden a video camera in his family home since 2009 to film unsuspecting women in the bathroom. Judge Wilson pointed out Joh...