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. Services...

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. "This time, the...

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 has...

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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Police Warn of Violent Robberies in South Loop

Police Warn of Violent Robberies in South Loop

Police warned residents after a string of violent South Loop robberies against female victims that occurred in the month of January.

Ernie Banks Statue Moves to Daley Plaza

Ernie Banks Statue Moves to Daley Plaza

The Chicago Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Ernie Banks' statue, which stood outside of Wrigley Field prior to the stadium's renovation project, will be moved from storage to Daley Plaza on Wednesday...

Ex-Orland Park Teacher Accused of Sex Crime

Ex-Orland Park Teacher Accused of Sex Crime

A former gym teacher at an Orland Park grade school district is accused of having sex with a former student, police said. The charge comes just days after sexual abuse allegations against a junior high school...

Prosecutors: Americans' Murder Trial Should Proceed in Bali

Prosecutors: Americans' Murder Trial Should Proceed in Bali

Indonesian prosecutors said Wednesday the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the woman's mother should proceed, defending their indictment against defense arguments that it has inaccuracies...

McDonald's Names Executive Easterbrook New CEO

McDonald's Names Executive Easterbrook New CEO

McDonald's Corp. has tapped Steve Easterbrook as its new president and CEO to succeed Don Thompson, who has helmed the burger chain about two and a half years.

Trial Begins for Two Men Charged in Burr Oak Cemetery Grave-Selling Scheme

Trial Begins for Two Men Charged in Burr Oak Cemetery Grave-Selling Scheme

Juries were chosen and trial began Wednesday for Terrence and Keith Nicks, the brothers accused of dismembering and removing bodies in an off-the-books scheme to resell burial plots at Alsip's historic Burr Oak...