Sandy Hook

Administrators and monitors will wear wireless pendants that can set off a security emergency plan by pressing two buttons. (CBS)

High-Tech Security At Schools, In Wake Of Sandy Hook

Students are returning to school soon, but few will have a security system that CBS’s 2 Jim Williams saw Wednesday in the southwest suburbs.

08/07/2013

The 4,000 square foot classic arcade, at 2719 W. Algonquin Road, houses about 60 machines grouped according to category.

Algonquin Arcade Removes Violent Games

No Limit Arcade is making some changes as a result of the Newtown shootings.

01/06/2013

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

Comfort Dogs Headed Back To Chicago From Newtown

A few of the local comfort dogs sent to Newtown, Connecticut to aid in recovery from the Sandy Hook tragedy are on their way home today.

01/05/2013

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

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

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

Cameron, a Chicago sixth--grader. who helped pay tribute to victims of Sandy Hook. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago 6th Grader Pays Tribute To Sandy Hook Victims

A Chicago sixth grader decided to pay tribute to the lives lost on that dreadful day.

12/21/2012

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

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

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

Joakim Noah

After Sandy Hook, Bulls’ Noah To Stop ‘Pistol Popping’ Celebration

In light of the terrible Sandy Hook shooting spree, Bulls forward Joakim Noah is holstering his signature “pistol popping” celebration for good.

12/19/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: New Gun Control Debate Is Encouraging

In the great debate about guns, there are some unexpected things happening in the wake of the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

12/18/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Mayor Calls For Assault Weapons Ban, McCarthy Suggests Review Of School Security Plans

In the wake of the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his strongest call yet for an assault weapons ban on Monday, while police Supt. Garry McCarthy also suggested having top police brass help review security measures in place at the city’s public schools.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

A group of dogs from Addison are providing comfort to residents of Newtown, Conn. (CBS)

Team Of Dogs Provide Comfort To Residents Of Newtown

A team of dogs from the Chicago area is in Newtown Conn., to comfort those grieving after last week’s shooting.

12/17/2012

Parents watch their children enter Central Elementary School in Riverside. (CBS)

Local Schools Stepping Up Security In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

Across the country, schools will be on high alert following Friday’s shooting in Connecticut.

12/17/2012

Rahm Emanuel speaks about the Newtown shooting. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: ‘All Of Us Are Residents And Citizens Of Sandy Hook’

Mayor Emanuel attended the ribbon-cutting for a new police station today but his thoughts were on the tragedy in Connecticut.

12/15/2012

School Shooting

Locals React To Connecticut School Shooting

Chicagoans react to the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut shooting.

12/14/2012

Laurie Dann

Sandy Hook Tragedy Evokes Horrible Memory Of Laurie Dann Rampage

The tragedy in Connecticut has sparked the terrible memory of another elementary school shooting in the Chicago area more than two decades ago.

12/14/2012