Lawmakers' School Shootings Task Force Has First MeetingState lawmakers have begun a new effort to figure out strategies for heading off school shootings, like the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook in Connecticut, when a gunman killed 20 students and 6 staff.
Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.
Police: Man Threatened 'Columbine' Style Shooting At CourthouseA man is accused of threatening a "Columbine type" shooting at the DuPage County Courthouse, reports, WBBM's Terry Keshner.
Walter's Perspective: Time For Candidates To Talk About Gun ViolenceExcuse me, you two princes of politics, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I'm sorry to bother you, but there is something in America more important than you being elected, and we need to hear from you about it.
Quigley: It's Time For Congress To Debate Gun ControlWith the Colorodo movie theater shooting massacre still fresh on the minds of the public and elected officials, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) was urging lawmakers on Tuesday to have a serious discussion about possible new gun control laws.