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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Man Killed, Cop Wounded in Attempted Robbery

Man Killed, Cop Wounded in Attempted Robbery

One person was killed and an off-duty Chicago police officer wounded in a shooting in the city's Bucktown neighborhood early Monday.

Work to Begin on Bronzeville Lakefront Bridge

Work to Begin on Bronzeville Lakefront Bridge

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dick Durbin and Ald. Will Burns attended a ceremony Sunday to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new pedestrian bridge at 35th Street over Lake Shore Drive.

Frank Thomas Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Frank Thomas Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Frank Thomas, the most accomplished slugger in Chicago White Sox history, has been inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.

Quinn Agrees to Live on Minimum Wage for a Week

Quinn Agrees to Live on Minimum Wage for a Week

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure.

"Like Scene Out of 'Jaws'": Chaos After SoCal Lightning Strike

"Like Scene Out of 'Jaws'": Chaos After SoCal Lightning Strike

Beachgoers reported seeing a bright flash, hearing the sound of a loud explosion and witnessing the chaos that ensued along the coast during a fatal lightning strike in Venice on Sunday afternoon. "It was like a...

Mom, Two Daughters Shot in Hammond

Mom, Two Daughters Shot in Hammond

Police are looking for two men in connection with a shooting that injured a mother and her two children Sunday.