Illinois Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (ICPGV),
project of Illinois
Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV), is a research-based public education
campaign to promote meaningful gun policy reform in Illinois.
Working with a
statewide advisory group representing law enforcement, the medical
and public health communities, faith-based organizations, local and
state policymakers, victims and advocacy groups, ICPGV informs the
public and the media on the facts about gun violence and prevention
Click here for a printable one-page fact sheet on ICPGV.
ICPGV educates the public and policymakers about the importance of
meaningful gun violence prevention policies and connects with supporters
through the following methods:
- On March 3, 2009, ICPGV released the results of a statewide
survey conducted by two polling firms,
Overbrook Research, a Republican survey research firm based in
Lake Research Partners, a national Democratic survey research firm,
in order to gauge public opinion on gun violence issues and various gun
To read poll results, click here.
Media Releases and Editorials -
ICPGV issues press releases and holds press events to
inform the public about the campaign, polling results and updates on the
status of the Policy Info. Members of the Advisory Group also send
opinion editorials, letters to the editor, and schedule editorial board
meetings to present perspectives on policies to prevent gun violence.
About Illinois Council Against Handgun
a statewide organization working to prevent the devastation of gun
violence in Illinois. Founded in 1975 by four suburban Chicago women
concerned about the tragic consequences of handgun proliferation and
availability, ICHV works on a variety of fronts to educate, raise public
awareness, and build coalitions to enact change in laws and behavior.
For 35 years, ICHV has been a leader among state gun violence prevention
groups. To learn more about ICHV, visit
Mark Walsh, Campaign Director
Illinois Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
c/o Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
223 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 802
Chicago, IL 60606