Town Heals and Remembers

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 at 10:41 AM CST

Lawyer Withdraws $100M Suit Over Newtown

Lawyer Withdraws $100M Suit Over Newtown

A Connecticut attorney seeking to sue the state for $100 million over the Newtown school shootings on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor has withdrawn the claim -- at least for now.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 04:49 PM CST

Woman Arrested Over Alleged Newtown Shooting Scam

Woman Arrested Over Alleged Newtown Shooting Scam

The FBI has arrested a New York City woman suspected of lying about her connection to a victim of the Newtown school shooting earlier this month to collect donations from charitable citizens looking for a way to...

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 06:22 AM CST

Newtown to Use Mementos in Future Memorial

Newtown to Use Mementos in Future Memorial

Newtown officials have found a way to use countless mementos paying tribute to the 20 children and six adults killed in an elementary school rampage. Thousands of flowers, letters, signs, photos, candles, teddy...

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 09:56 AM CST

Final Funerals for Newtown Victims Held Saturday

Final Funerals for Newtown Victims Held Saturday

The last of the funerals for the 26 victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. were held Saturday, ending a week-long procession of funerals as the final three young victims were laid to rest.

Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 02:06 PM CST

Sandy Hook Students to Return to Class Jan. 3rd

Sandy Hook Students to Return to Class Jan. 3rd

Consolidating the first-grade classes at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 young students were shot dead last week, is part of the complicated and sensitive process of preparing for the surviving students'...

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 09:34 PM CST
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By Lisa Balde

Quinn Proclaims Illinois Day of Mourning For Sandy Hook Victims

Quinn Proclaims Illinois Day of Mourning For Sandy Hook Victims

A week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed Friday a "day of mourning."

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 09:38 PM CST
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By BJ Lutz

Rahm: NRA's Comments "Outrageous, Unsettling"

Rahm: NRA's Comments "Outrageous, Unsettling"

The country's largest gun-rights lobby called for an armed guard in every school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings."

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM CST

Michelle Obama to Newtown: "Holding You in Our Hearts"

Michelle Obama to Newtown: "Holding You in Our Hearts"

A week after a shooting rampage in a Newtown elementary school left 27 people dead -- including 20 first graders and six teachers -- First Lady Michelle Obama penned an open letter to the residents of Newtown...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 02:07 PM CST

NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Every School

NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Every School

The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." The National Rifle Association broke its...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 02:07 PM CST

26 Bells, Moment of Silence Honor Newtown Victims

26 Bells, Moment of Silence Honor Newtown Victims

Church bells across the country rang 26 times Friday morning—one for each of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School —to mark the one-week anniversary of the Connecticut shootings.

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City Settles Police 'Code of Silence' Suit for $2M

City Settles Police 'Code of Silence' Suit for $2M

A Federal judge stuck to his guns Friday, ruling the city cannot just admit that a code of silence exists within the Chicago Police Department -- he wants to hear Mayor Rahm Emanuel describe it for himself.

Closing Arguments Conclude in Peterson Murder-for-Hire Trial

Closing Arguments Conclude in Peterson Murder-for-Hire Trial

The murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down.

Joliet Girl Dies Trying to Save Brother Swept Away in River

Joliet Girl Dies Trying to Save Brother Swept Away in River

Search efforts resumed in Wilmington Tuesday for a young boy who was swept away in the Kankakee River with his older sister, who died trying to save him, police said.

More Than 60 Shot in Memorial Day Weekend Violence

More Than 60 Shot in Memorial Day Weekend Violence

Even as Chicago Police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day, more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend, an uptick in violence that Mayor Rahm Emanuel called "unacceptable."

Trump Details Donations to Veterans' Charities

Trump Details Donations to Veterans' Charities

Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an angry and irritated Donald Trump listed charities Tuesday he says have now received millions of dollars from a fundraiser he held...

Lawmakers Near Session's End Without State Budget

Lawmakers Near Session's End Without State Budget

Illinois lawmakers have one day left to end an 11-month budget stalemate and pass a spending plan for next year before their spring session ends and it becomes more difficult.