Massacre

Bronzeville Church

Chicago Worshippers Reflect On Church Massacre: ‘It Upsets My Soul’

Parishioners at the Grant Memorial AME church in Bronzeville held a prayer service for their sister church, Emanuel AME, where nine people were gunned down by a stranger they had welcomed to the church. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/19/2015

Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (left) killed two people and wounded at least two others in a 1999 shooting spree in Illinois and Indiana. Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong (right) was among those killed. (Credit: Champaign County Sheriff/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Charleston Massacre Conjures Memories Of Neo-Nazi’s Shooting Spree In Illinois, Indiana

It has been nearly 16 years since the two-state shooting spree by a neo-Nazi that left former Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong dead. In fact, this is the weekend of the Race Against Hate in Byrdsong’s memory.

06/19/2015

A view of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, after a mass shooting at the church on the evening of June 17, 2015.  (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Friend Of Charleston Church Massacre Victim: ‘Guns Are Going To Be The Death Of Us’

Albert Tyson, an elder at St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church, knew Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and said he had a meteoric rise, both in religion and in politics.

06/18/2015

James Degorski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Brown’s Chicken Killer Unlikely To Get Most Of $451K Jury Award

Despite being awarded more than $450,000 in a federal lawsuit against a former jail guard, one of the two men convicted of the 1993 Brown’s Chicken massacre might not see much of that money.

03/10/2014

A new T.J. Maxx store has opened at the site of a former Lane Bryant store, where five women were slain in Tinley Park in 2008. (Credit: CBS)

New Store Opens At Site Of Tinley Park Shooting Massacre

After sitting vacant for more than five years, the Lane Bryant store where five women were slain in Tinley Park has been replaced by a T.J. Maxx, which welcomed its first customers on Thursday.

11/07/2013

Brown's Chicken & Pasta sign

20 Years Ago Today: Brown’s Chicken Massacre

It was on Jan. 8, 1993, that seven people were murdered inside the Brown’s Chicken and Pasta restaurant in Palatine.

01/08/2013

Von Meyer, 60, of the 9300 block of West 133rd Avenue was arrested Saturday on felony charges of intimidation and misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and resisting law enforcement. (Credit: STMW)

Cops: Cedar Lake Man Threatened His Own Elementary School Massacre

Police on Saturday seized 47 guns and ammunition from the home of a northwest Indiana man who a day earlier had threatened to set his wife on fire and kill as many people as he could at a nearby elementary school.

12/16/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Connecticut Shooting Massacre A Grim Reminder Of Schools’ Need To Plan For Worst

You can never predict a tragedy like the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., but schools prepare as much as they can. Just this week, a school in north suburban Zion held a drill for a shooting.

CBS 2–12/14/2012

Sikh Temple Massacre Memorial

Funeral Services Held For Sikh Temple Massacre Victims

Funeral services are set for Friday morning in Oak Creek, Wis., for the six victims who were killed at a massacre at a Sikh temple this past Sunday.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Misty Cook

Report: Sikh Temple Gunman’s Girlfriend Arrested, Facing Charges

Published reports say the girlfriend of the gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee has now been arrested.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Steven Ostergaard, 27, of Lake Bluff, was in the auditorium next to the room where a gunman opened fire during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." (LinkedIn)

Lake Bluff Man A Witness To Colorado Theater Massacre

Steve Ostergaard talked to CBS 2 about the terrifying experience of being one room away from the gunman who shot at moviegoers.

07/20/2012

Jonathan Cooper served in Iraq and Afghanistan. (CBS)

Killings Of Afghan Villagers Should Not Overshadow U.S. Mission, Veteran Says

A local U.S. veteran of the Middle East conflicts says an American soldier’s alleged massacre of more than a dozen Afghan villagers shouldn’t overshadow efforts to help people there. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

03/12/2012

Lane Bryant Massacre

Tinley Park Lane Bryant Massacre Remains Unsolved 4 Years Later

On this day four years ago, five women were shot to death in a Tinley Park Lane Bryant store. The gunman has never been found.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Cole Hall

Four Years After Massacre, NIU Opens Renovated Cole Hall

Students at Northern Illinois University on Tuesday will get their first look at the newly renovated Cole Hall, nearly four years after a massacre left five students dead.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Cole Hall

Renovation Halfway Done At NIU’s Cole Hall

Remodeling of the building where five students were shot to death at Northern Illinois University three years ago is at its midpoint, and officials say students can expect something special when it’s complete in the fall.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

NIU Memorial

NIU Victim’s Mother Speaks Out Against Concealed Weapons

The mother of a young woman murdered in the Northern Illinois University massacre three years ago, is among those speaking out against a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

NIU Memorial

NIU To Honor The Slain In Massacre, 3 Years Later

This afternoon at 3 p.m., three years after the Valentine’s Day massacre at Northern Illinois University, some of the survivors will return to campus for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the five people killed.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011