| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:00 AM
RIDGE FARM, Ill.—A line of cars rolled slowly past Ridge Farm Elementary School Wednesday and into Crown Hill Cemetery for the burial of 10-year-old Ashlynn Conner.
Many of Ashlynn’s classmates stood clutching powder-blue balloons beside...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:39 PM
A funeral and a separate memorial service have been set for a Schaumburg High School senior who was found dead over the weekend in an apparent hit-and-run.
Mikias Tibebu, 18, was found with critical head and neck injuries after midnight Saturday near...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 6:23 PM
NEWTOWN – It was a bright December day unlike any this town had ever seen.
Holiday decorations and Christmas trees were everywhere, but the mood was indescribable grief as residents struggled to come to grips with the killing of 20 little children...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:43 PM
The thoughts and prayers of millions have supported Newtown since last Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the open hearts have been matched by open wallets and acts of kindness, great and small.
From cookies and coats to yoga classes...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:10 PM
After Dan Honan finally finished the unspeakable task of laying to rest 11 first-graders in five days, he sat and tried to put it in perspective at the same hardwood table where those children's families had made plans no one should ever make.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Heroin appears to have claimed the life of another young person in Naperville, police said.
Just days after losing their son, the family of 20-year-old John C. Kacena already is looking to help other parents whose children are struggling with addiction,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Dozens of mourners gathered outside a Crystal Lake funeral home today as the remains of John Larimer were returned home after the Navy intelligence officer was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting last week.
Some mourners stood with their...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 8:49 AM
A Baltimore funeral home is among those featured in an ESPN campaign from Academy-Award-winning director Errol Morris that launched today.
The project, which includes 15-, 30- and 60-second trailers as well as a short documentary, looks at sports-themed...
| Aug 27, 2012
Earlier this summer, Dan and Heather Simons started adding up the cost of school supplies for their son, who is entering first grade.
Glue stick, binder, crayons, lunch box — plus a backpack to carry everything — could easily run $20 to $30....
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People in developing countries with heart problems may not be able to afford new pacemakers, but a new study suggests devices removed during autopsies may have enough remaining battery life to be donated and used again....