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Some residents of Lockport, Ill. held a vigil Thursday night to honor victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (CBS)

Lockport Holds Vigil For Newtown, Conn. Victims

Even though 763 miles separate Lockport from Newtown, Conn., there was no distance in the hearts of people who attended a vigil in Illinois. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/27/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (CBS)

Chicagoan Is Participating In “#26Acts” Movement To Honor Sandy Hook Victims

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains how some area residents are observing a new movement to “pay it forward” following the Newtown, Conn. shooting.

12/24/2012

This was the scene on Oct. 5, 2012, when Indian Trail Junior High School went on lockdown following a report of an intruder. (CBS)

Addison School That Went On Lockdown In October Feels Better Prepared

On Oct. 5, Indian Trail Junior High was locked down for three hours after authorities thought an intruder restrained a female student in a restroom and was still in the building. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

12/14/2012

Garrett Evans of Chicago survived the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. (CBS)

Virginia Tech Survivor: ‘I Really Hope This Is The Turning Point’

Garrett Evans, Chicago-born and -raised, was wounded in the Virginia Tech massacre that left 32 dead more than five years ago. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talks with him about Newtown, Conn.

12/14/2012

An American flag flies at half-staff Friday following the Connecticut school shooting. (CBS)

In Illinois, Flags Lowered To Half-Staff As Officials Express Horror At School Shooting

Gov. Pat Quinn was among the public officials who expressed condolences and horror at the shooting rampage, details of which were still emerging by late afternoon.

12/14/2012