| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Mundelein police dispatcher Vicki Dorjath said Sept. 30 was just another ordinary Monday until a call came in at around 5:30 p.m.
On the other end of the line was a panicked woman saying her 3-year-old daughter had been taken from in front of their...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There is renewed conversation about whether schools should arm teachers and administrators or let them carry concealed weapons. A school shooting in New Mexico last week in which two students were injured was the 30th since the Newtown massacre on Dec....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the Columbia Mall shooting, it is vitally important that people not remain silent but intervene to get a mentally disturbed people into treatment ("With no warning," March 16).
The recent Columbia Mall shooting...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Many hoped, and some even predicted, that the horror of the Newtown massacre of Dec. 14, 2012 — 18 months ago tomorrow — would spur a national effort to keep guns out of the wrong hands. That hope remains unrequited: The carnage continues....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Nearly 1,000 people marched two miles across the Brooklyn Bridge to New York's City Hall on Saturday to rally against gun violence.
Once the marchers reached City Hall, they heard speeches by Shannon Watts, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
NEWTOWN — Confounded with grief in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, Yolie Moreno sat in the cold outside the town's most popular diner off busy I-84 holding a sign she said bore an important message.
"I am love. I am Newtown. Just send...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
School social worker John LaPlante Jr. saw how the Newtown massacre could trigger trauma in children, even among those without a direct connection to the victims.
LaPlante recently worked with four students at the Middle Grades Academy at West Middle...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 1:35 PM
In posts on gun message boards and gaming chat rooms, a user who authorities believe was Newtown gunman Adam Lanza showed a technical prowess about weapons and computers, a "fetish" for a certain bullet and a near-fixation with correcting Wikipedia...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In September of his eighth-grade year, Adam Lanza was wracked by anxiety, his mother told doctors.
So intense were the feelings that Nancy Lanza drove him to the emergency room at Danbury Hospital for an evaluation.
Lanza, then 13, was asked the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:25 PM
A story recently ran that in Great Britain, news outlets had to reassure readers and viewers that their news coverage of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s response to the Newtown shooting tragedy was not a spoof.
That we here in...
| Feb 19, 2013
Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America.
It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...