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‘Please keep sending love’: 8-year-old boy paralyzed in Highland Park shooting now in ‘very critical’ condition

The 8-year-old boy who was shot and paralyzed in the Highland Park parade shooting is now in “very critical condition” after previously waking up yesterday. Cooper Roberts, 8, suffered a gunshot to the abdomen and his spinal cord was severed. He was airlifted to a hospital in Chicago where he remains. Cooper underwent a procedure […]

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‘Bloodiest day we have ever experienced’: Mayor reflects on Highland Park mass shooting at candlelight vigil

Hundreds of community members gathered and held a vigil in Highland Park Wednesday evening to remember the seven people who were killed in the Fourth of July parade shooting. The community gathered at 7 p.m. Wednesday outside the Highland Park City Hall, 1707 Saint Johns Avenue. The Highland Park Strings and Chicago Pipe & Drums […]

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Illinois attorney general says survivors of Highland Park mass shooting have been contacted by scammers

The Illinois attorney general said that some survivors of the Highland Park mass shooting have been contacted by scammers. He also warned residents to be cautious about who they donate to. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Wednesday issued the warning urging vigilance following reports that survivors of the shooting have been contacted by potential […]

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8-year-old boy shot in Highland Park parade back in critical condition and will undergo 7th surgery

The 8-year-old boy who was shot and paralyzed after the Highland Park parade is back in critical condition and he will undergo his seventh surgery to repair his esophagus, a spokesperson said Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Roberts family said Cooper Roberts, 8, is back in critical condition, according to ABC7 Chicago. He had a […]

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‘Unprecedented terror’: Lake County sheriff, city officials issue statements after Highland Park mass shooting

Officials have released statements recognizing first responders and offering words of unity and support after the Highland Park mass shooting. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said in a statement Saturday morning that he was attending the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park. He recognized the heroic actions first responders and the community took when […]

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Round Lake man allegedly threatened shooting ‘like the mass shooting that just happened’ towards social security office in Waukegan

A Round Lake man was arrested after he threatened to commit a shooting at the Waukegan social security office “like the mass shooting that just happened” when his benefits claim was denied, prosecutors said during a bond hearing. Juan Diaz of Round Lake was charged with one count of harassment through electronic communications. Diaz made […]