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‘We’re still in pain’: City officials create temporary memorial for 7 victims killed in Highland Park parade shooting

The City of Highland Park has created a temporary memorial remembering the seven victims killed in the Highland Park parade shooting while a permanent memorial is in the planning process. Highland Park Communications Manager Amanda Civitello said Friday evening that the temporary memorial opened at the Rose Garden adjacent to city hall at 1707 St. […]

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Highland Park parade shooter flashes peace symbol in court; attorneys say they are reviewing thousands of documents

Accused Highland Park parade shooter Robert Crimo III flashed a peace sign as he left his court hearing Tuesday where attorneys said they are reviewing thousands of documents in the case. Crimo, 22, of Highwood, is charged with 21 counts of first-degree murder — three counts for each victim. Crimo is additionally charged with 48 […]

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‘Remarkable transition’: 8-year-old Cooper Roberts returns to school, joining twin brother following Highland Park shooting

Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old who was paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting, returned to school this week and joined his twin brother in the third grade, his family announced. The boy was discharged from the hospital in late July and transferred to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, which is a rehabilitation facility. He had been […]

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‘Entirely preventable’: Victims in Highland Park mass shooting file lawsuits against gun maker, gunman and gunman’s father

Families of slain victims and survivors of the Highland Park mass shooting have filed lawsuits against the gunman, his father and Smith & Wesson, which manufactured the gun used in the deadly attack. The lawsuits were filed Wednesday by multiple law firms that represent surviving victims, estates of slain victims and family members who witnessed […]

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‘Filled with gratitude’: 8-year-old paralyzed in Highland Park shooting back at home after being discharged from rehab

Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old who was paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting, has been released from the rehabilitation hospital and is back at home, his family announced. The boy was discharged from the hospital in late July and transferred to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, which is a rehabilitation facility. He had been participating in […]

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‘Unbounded courage’: Congressman honors first responders, leaders involved in Highland Park mass shooting response

Congressman Brad Schneider honored first responders and leaders Monday evening for their involvement in the Highland Park Fourth of July mass shooting response, calling them “incredible public servants.” The event, called “Ceremony to Honor Highland Park’s Heroes,” was held Monday evening during a council meeting at the Highland Park City Hall. Schneider represents Illinois’ 10th […]

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‘Still many unknowns’: 8-year-old Highland Park shooting survivor experiencing cognitive loss

The family of 8-year-old Cooper Roberts says he is experiencing cognitive issues, including memory loss, after being paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab team is seeing patterns of behavior that may indicate cognitive loss, his family said in an update Thursday. Cooper was not well enough or talking enough to notice […]