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‘We are a city experiencing grief’: Highland Park mayor addresses Lake County Board month after mass shooting

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering again called for a ban on “weapons of war” during a Lake County Board meeting Friday as Highland Park recovers one month after the mass shooting. Rotering began her speech by saying that the Fourth of July shooting “shook the community to its core.” “Like so many American cities and […]

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Highland Park mayor holds special council meeting, calls for ‘assault weapons’ ban after mass shooting

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering again renewed calls for a federal ban on “assault weapons” during a special city council meeting Monday following the city’s Fourth of July mass shooting. “Less than a month ago, on July 4th, our community gathered to celebrate Independence Day where we experienced the violent attack of a shooter with […]

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‘This is the norm in our country’: Highland Park mayor testifies before US Senate committee on mass shooting, calls for ban on ‘assault weapons’

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, who was present during the Fourth of July mass shooting, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary and called for a federal ban on “assault weapons.” Rotering started her testimony by recognizing the first responders who responded to the shooting. “They miraculously caught the shooter within hours and […]

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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 […]