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Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 05:18 PM CST

Nancy Lanza's Family Holds Funeral

Nancy Lanza's Family Holds Funeral

A private funeral was held Thursday for the mother of the gunman who killed 20 first-graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, a New Hampshire police source told NBC News.

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:29 AM CST

House Would Consider Gun Control Proposals, Boehner Says

House Would Consider Gun Control Proposals, Boehner Says

House Speaker John Boehner said he would consider the recommendations Vice President Joe Biden and a group of Cabinet members are working to formulate in response to the shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 02:04 PM CST

Bells to Ring Across Country To Honor Newtown Victims

Bells to Ring Across Country To Honor Newtown Victims

Bells around the country will ring Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. to mark the one-week anniversary of the Newtown shootings.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM CST

Family of Josephine Gay Releases Statement

Family of Josephine Gay Releases Statement

On Friday, December 14, 2012, our beautiful daughter, Josephine Grace Gay, was killed in an unimaginable tragedy at her elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 06:55 AM CST

Newtown's Police Chief Offers Sympathies to Victims' Families

Newtown's Police Chief Offers Sympathies to Victims' Families

Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe released a statement for the first time since Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM CST

Cardinal Compares Slain Newtown Teacher to Jesus

Cardinal Compares Slain Newtown Teacher to Jesus

Five more children were being laid to rest Thursday, as well as a Sandy Hook Elementary teacher who was compared to Jesus for giving up her life to protect others. Other victims of the Newtown school shootings...

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 07:59 AM CST

Will Newtown Prompt Gun Reform in Washington?

Will Newtown Prompt Gun Reform in Washington?

The never-ending and seldom-evolving debate over gun control has arguably reached its moment of truth: If the massacre of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., doesn’t prompt America to clamp down on firearms...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 08:21 PM CST

A History of Crime, Mass Shootings and Gun Control

A History of Crime, Mass Shootings and Gun Control

America's struggle over gun violence and the right to bear arms has been raging for decades. Here's a look at key events in the United States' long, tortured relationship with crime and guns:  1791:...

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 07:30 AM CST

The Future of School Security

The Future of School Security

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary will stand as one of those before-and-after days in America. Things will never be the same at schools across Connecticut and beyond, as communities try to keep their children...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 02:16 PM CST

Obama on Guns: Words Need to Lead to Action

Obama on Guns: Words Need to Lead to Action

President Obama announced that he is making an administration-wide effort to solve gun violence and has tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead an inter-agency task force in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary...

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Police, SWAT Respond to Possible Explosives in Wauconda Home

Police, SWAT Respond to Possible Explosives in Wauconda Home

One man is in custody, and authorities urged evacuation of a neighborhood in north suburban Wauconda Thursday night as they investigated a home that may have had explosives, according to...

Rauner Signs Stopgap Budget Compromise

Rauner Signs Stopgap Budget Compromise

The Illinois General Assembly approved a temporary budget compromise Thursday that will ensure schools open this fall and state services continue through the end of the year. The bills now await approval...

Chicago City Sticker Grace Period Ends

Chicago City Sticker Grace Period Ends

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Where To Watch Parades in Chicago Area This Fourth Of July

Where To Watch Parades in Chicago Area This Fourth Of July

As the Fourth of July weekend kicks off, families can enjoy watching the Independance Day parades. Below is a list of parade routes and times in the Chicago area. July 1 Evergreen Park: 95th and...

Istanbul Victim Was Trying to Save Son From ISIS

Istanbul Victim Was Trying to Save Son From ISIS

One of the dozens of people killed in an attack on an Istanbul airport Tuesday was a doctor on a mission to save his son from the terror group ISIS, officials and friends said. Fathi Bayoudh, a Tunisian...

Man Sexually Assaulted Girl He Met on Facebook: Police

Man Sexually Assaulted Girl He Met on Facebook: Police

A north suburban man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager he met on Facebook in Vernon Hills. Blake A. Kraiman, 21, faces felony charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault...