Town Heals and Remembers

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM CST

Heroic Teacher, Children Laid to Rest in Newtown

Heroic Teacher, Children Laid to Rest in Newtown

The 27-year-old first-grade teacher who was gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School trying to shield her first-graders was among the victims of last week's massacre being laid to rest Wednesday.

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:46 PM CST

Obama Sets Jan. Deadline for Gun Control Proposals

Obama Sets Jan. Deadline for Gun Control Proposals

Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce gun violence that has plagued the country.

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 10:19 PM CST
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Illinois Near Top of States Cutting Mental Health

Illinois Near Top of States Cutting Mental Health

From 2009 to 2012, state leaders cut roughly $187 million from state-sponsored programs, according to a report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 07:58 AM CST

Victor Cruz Visits Family of Young Newtown Victim

Victor Cruz Visits Family of Young Newtown Victim

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey. Jack Pinto was among 20 children shot to death Friday in Newtown.

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 06:50 AM CST

Sandy Hook Students to Return to Class on Jan. 2

Sandy Hook Students to Return to Class on Jan. 2

When Sandy Hook students return to class, they will be greeted by a familiar face. Donna Page, a former Sandy Hook principal who is now retired, will take over as principal, NBC Connecticut's Amanda Raus...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 06:36 PM CST

After Shooting, Tweet Inspires Random Acts of Kindness

After Shooting, Tweet Inspires Random Acts of Kindness

NBC News correspondent Ann Curry talks about her tweet that set off a wave of good deeds around the country and world.

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 04:13 PM CST

Scholarships, Funds Set Up in Honor of Newtown Victims

Scholarships, Funds Set Up in Honor of Newtown Victims

Several scholarships have been set up in honor of the victim's of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting: Western Connecticut State University has set up a scholarship in honor of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene...

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM CST

NRA Breaks Silence on Sandy Hook Shootings

NRA Breaks Silence on Sandy Hook Shootings

The National Rifle Association broke its silence on last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and indicated the group is "prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never...

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 at 04:32 PM CST

Newtown Teacher's Aide Died Cradling Dying Student

Newtown Teacher's Aide Died Cradling Dying Student

Stories of beauty and selflessness in the face of horror continue to trickle out in the wake of last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. The latest is the story of Anne Marie Murphy, an aide assigned...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 03:09 PM CST

Emilie Parker's Father: "Remember These Beautiful Children"

Emilie Parker's Father: "Remember These Beautiful Children"

The father of 6-year-old Emilie Parker, who was killed in the Connecticut school shooting, said that his family has been humbled by the “countless kind gestures, words and prayers” in the days since the tragedy....

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Teen Killed in Shooting at Hadiya Pendleton Park

Teen Killed in Shooting at Hadiya Pendleton Park

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death Friday in a park named after Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old honors student at King College Prep in Chicago who was killed in a shooting in 2013.

Watch the Navy Pier Fireworks Live

Watch the Navy Pier Fireworks Live

Independence Day is celebrated all over the city, but you can be at the center of it all at Navy Pier's Freedom Fest and Fireworks Show. As the city's only lakefront show, this is a top destination for Fourth of...

Serial Stowaway Arrested Twice More

Serial Stowaway Arrested Twice More

Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway," was arrested twice more in the 48 hours after she was released from the Cook County Jail, where she spent nearly two months behind bars.

Presidential Candidates Campaign in July 4 Parades

Presidential Candidates Campaign in July 4 Parades

Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year. Former Govs. Jeb Bush of Florida, Rick Perry...

Fourth of July Fireworks Shows in Chicago Area

Fourth of July Fireworks Shows in Chicago Area

The entire Chicago area will celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend with fireworks shows galore.