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seeking to sue the state for $100 million over the Newtown school shootings on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor has withdrawn the claim -- at least for now.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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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the...

Illinois Lawmakers React to Justice Scalia’s Death

Illinois Lawmakers React to Justice Scalia’s Death

After the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Illinois lawmakers sent out heartfelt statements and took to social media to offer condolences.

Loved Ones, Police Seek Tips in Woman's Shooting Death

Loved Ones, Police Seek Tips in Woman's Shooting Death

Volunteers Saturday morning distributed flyers seeking any information after a young woman was shot in the head while sitting in her car on the city’s Southwest Side.

Winter Weather Advisory to Take Effect Sunday

Winter Weather Advisory to Take Effect Sunday

Looks like Valentine’s Day in the Chicago area will be a cold and snowy one.

Uber Offers Free Helicopter Rides Saturday

Uber Offers Free Helicopter Rides Saturday

Love is in the air Saturday, literally, as Uber is teaming up with the Chicago Helicopter Experience to bring users a free helicopter ride in honor of Valentine's Day.

Joe Caputo & Sons Closing Elk Grove Village Store Sunday: Report

Joe Caputo & Sons Closing Elk Grove Village Store Sunday: Report

A Joe Caputo & Sons grocery store located in the northwest suburbs will close its doors permanently Sunday after opening three months ago, according to a report.