Niles Trustees Approve Controversial Gun Range

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — The Niles Village Board Trustees voted 4 to 1, approving the Sportsmen’s Club and Firearms Training Academy to go up.

Many residents opposed it because it would be near several schools. Opponents and supporters packed Tuesday night’s meeting voicing their opinions.

“Gun violence is an epidemic in the Chicagoland area and adding a gunshop in the Chicagoland area is just unconscionable,” said Ellen Chiocca.

The co-owner of the facility says they will open in about ten to 12 months.

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