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NIU Marks Anniversary Of Shootings With Bell Ringing

The campus planned a bell-ringing for Friday afternoon at 3:06 p.m. to honor those killed Feb. 14, 2008. The students killed were Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter. The gunman also died.

02/14/2014

Deonta "Tay-Man" Howard Jr. plucks a guitar at New Beginnings Church, after he was released from the hospital on Sept. 25, 2013. Deonta was shot in the face at Cornell Square Park last week, when at least two gunmen sprayed a crowded basketball court with bullets, wounding 13 people in all. (Credit: CBS)

Boy Wounded In Mass Shooting Goes Home; Mom Says ‘He’s Just Being Tay-Man’

Deonta “Tay-Man” Howard said he’s not in pain anymore, except from a flu shot he received. His mother said, despite being shot in the face, “He never stopped talking, he never stopped running, he never stopped jumping.”

CBS Chicago–09/26/2013

(Clockwise from top left) Tabari Young, 22; Bryon Champ, 21; Kewane Gatewood, 20; and Brad Jett, 22, each have been charged in connection with a shooting that wounded 13 people at a South Side park. Young allegedly fired an assault rifle, Champ also allegedly fired shots, Gatewood allegedly supplied the assault rifle, and Jett allegedly acted as a lookout. (Credit: Chicago Police)

4 Men, Including 2 Gunmen, Charged In Mass Shooting

Police said the shooting was in retaliation for an unreported shooting earlier in the day on Thursday, when one of the suspects was grazed by a bullet.

09/24/2013

Chicago police investigate after gunmen opened fire on a basketball court at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, wounding 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McCarthy: ‘No Doubt’ Mass Shooting Case Will Be Closed Quickly

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Monday denied news reports police had arrested two men in connection with a mass shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last week, but insisted he’s confident the case would be closed “very quickly.”

09/23/2013

Two of the golden retrievers in the "Comfort Dogs" program run by Lutheran Church Charities. (Credit: CBS)

Comfort Dogs Returning To Newtown For When Sandy Hook Kids Go Back To School

Therapy dogs from the Chicago area were preparing to head back to Newtown, Conn., in hopes of easing the first day back to school for Sandy Hook Elementary School students.

12/31/2012

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. There are 27 dead, 20 of them children, after Adam Lanza reportedly opened fire in one of the largest school massacres in U.S. history. Lanza is dead at the scene and his mother, a teacher at the school, is also dead. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Suburban Neighborhood Luminaria Display To Support Former Newtown Family

When Barbara and Keith Baron and their two kids moved into the southeast Naperville neighborhood last August, they had no idea that an unspeakably violent act would soon put on the map the beloved town they had just left behind.

12/24/2012

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. There are 27 dead, 20 of them children, after Adam Lanza reportedly opened fire in one of the largest school massacres in U.S. history. Lanza is dead at the scene and his mother, a teacher at the school, is also dead. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Shootings Prompt U. Of Ill. Student To Raise Money

A University of Illinois student hopes to raise $50,000 for people affected by last week’s shootings at a Connecticut elementary school and he’s almost a quarter of the way to his goal.

12/21/2012

Teddy bears, flowers and candles in memory of those killed, are left at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bells Toll, Moment Of Silence Observed For Victims Of Newtown Shootings

Gov. Pat Quinn has declared Friday as a day of mourning for the victims of the shooting massacre last week in Connecticut.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2012

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Mayan Apocalypse Scare Prompts Barrington Schools To Heighten Security

School officials for northwest suburban Barrington School District 220 say they are just playing it safe. Real safe.

12/21/2012

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Coalition Of Mayors Calls For Stricter Gun Control Laws

Spurred by the Newtown school shooting massacre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was leading a coalition of Chicago area mayors in a renewed drive for stronger gun control laws.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2012

President Barack Obama announces that he is making an administration-wide effort to solve gun violence and has tapped Vice President Joseph Biden to lead the effort in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama’s Call For New Gun Control Will Have Plenty Of Backing In Chicago

President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to move quickly on tightening gun control laws. He formed a task force to give him recommendations within a month.

CBS 2–12/19/2012

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. There are 27 dead, 20 of them children, after Adam Lanza reportedly opened fire in one of the largest school massacres in U.S. history. Lanza is dead at the scene and his mother, a teacher at the school, is also dead. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Urges More Mental Health Funding After Sandy Hook Massacre

An Illinois state lawmaker said Wednesday that talking about gun control isn’t the only conversation we need to have after the shooting massacre at a grade school in Connecticut.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2012

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton (Credit: Brookfield Police)

Wisconsin Gunman Shoots 7 — 3 Fatally — Before Killing Self

Three people were killed and four were injured during a mass shooting at a spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

10/21/2012