Tony Arnold

As a general assignment reporter at WBEZ, Tony covers breaking news, politics, criminal justice, business and everything in between.

Tony originally joined WBEZ as a news intern, later becoming a producer for the 2006 midterm and 2007 municipal elections.

Tony’s reports have been heard on National Public Radio, Marketplace, World Radio Switzerland, the CBC, Radio New Zealand, Radio Wales and Radio Ireland.

Prior to joining WBEZ, Tony worked as a reporter for WNIJ 89.5 FM in DeKalb, IL, a producer for WMUB 88.5 FM in Oxford, Ohio and as a correspondent for The Lima News in Lima, Ohio.

Tony has a B.A. in American Studies from Miami University.

Originally from Elida, Ohio, Tony resides in the Northcenter neighborhood of Chicago.

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Illinois is the only state that has a complete ban on carrying concealed weapons. Late last year, a federal court declared that law unconstitutional. Both the law and the court ruling have given Illinois a prominent place in the wider, national debate over gun control. Here's Tony Arnold of our member station WBEZ in Chicago.