| Feb 13, 2015
| 2:19 PM
GREENSBURG — A 17-year-old boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school is responding well to mental health treatment and remains hopeful his criminal charges will be moved to juvenile court, his attorney said Friday.
| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:44 PM
Preparing for the ever-changing threats to safety is an ongoing process for those charged with keeping the peace.
For Norridge and Harwood Heights police officers, that means continuously training for a variety of scenarios.
"Training has been on-...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:34 AM
When the 12th and final episode of the WBEZ Chicago podcast "Serial" aired in December, its millions of listeners wanted more. "Serial" explores one true story in depth over the course of a season. In the first season, host Sarah Koenig investigated the...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:14 PM
The shooting of two teenagers Wednesday at a Frederick high school was particularly unnerving for a growing city in a largely rural county where many couldn't remember this ever happening before.
Shots were fired in the parking lot of Frederick High...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Chris Christensen, a rough-hewn cowboy beneath a big brown hat, finished up his M-16 burrito and took a slug of coffee.
Waitresses glided past, balancing trays of bacon and eggs on their shoulders while sleek black pistols bounced on their hips.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:30 AM
The National Rifle Assn.'s political clout is so sweeping -- and numerically disproportionate -- that it's unusual to realize its power is largely taken for granted, as if it were always thus. Frontline addresses that history, as well as the group's...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home.
That would be naive.
There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Fifth and sixth grade students at Windermere School in Ellington got a sampling of what Rachel Scott's life stood for, before and after she lost her life at Columbine High School in 1999.
Eliana Reyes, an ambassador of the Rachel's Challenge...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The big shootings still find their own awful way of hitting him.
When he heard about the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, Tom Mauser fled to his office and cried.
Two Saturdays ago, Mauser was at home when his wife,...
| Sep 28, 2014
A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County.
Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:06 PM
For an artist, inspiration can strike anywhere. For David Scanavino, it was a trip back to his alma mater, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. He graduated two years before the 1999 massacre and visited the campus after the tragedy to reconnect with...