Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit

U.S. 05/27/19, 12:18

Tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still be in possession of firearms, according to an analysis of state records by the Chicago Tribune.The failure of the system was underscored in February when a man killed five former colleagues and wounded five police officers ...

Report: Illinois gunman vowed to kill others if he was fired

U.S. 04/29/19, 12:54

The gunman who killed five colleagues at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant and wounded five police officers before he was killed in a shootout had told a co-worker that February morning that he would kill everyone there and "blow police up" if he was fired, prosecutors said in a report ...

Update: Autopsy: Illinois warehouse gunman shot 6 times

U.S. 04/29/19, 10:04

The Latest on prosecutors' report on a February mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):10 a.m.Autopsy results show an Illinois man who fatally shot five co-workers suffered six gunshot wounds, including one that was likely self-inflicted.FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019 file photo a man ...

Update: No bond for man accused of impersonating child

U.S. 04/09/19, 13:11

The Latest on an Ohio man accused of impersonating a missing child (all times local):2:05 p.m.A federal magistrate has ordered that a 23-year-old man charged with lying to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois continue to be held without bond.U.S. Magistrate Karen Litkovitz said Tuesday she considers ...

Man charged with making false statements after abuse claim

U.S. 04/05/19, 10:52

The Latest on the investigation of a man who allegedly claimed to be a long-missing child from Illinois (all times local):11:50 a.m.The FBI says an Ohio man has been charged with making false statements after authorities say he falsely claimed to be an Illinois boy missing for eight years.This undated ...

Family of missing boy was elated, then devastated by hoax

U.S. 04/05/19, 00:14

Eight years after an Illinois boy disappeared, his family began to think that their nightmare might be over at last.A young man found wandering the streets of a Kentucky town claimed he had just escaped from two men in the Cincinnati area who held him captive for seven years. And ...

Update: Teenager is not long-missing Timmothy Pitzen

U.S. 04/04/19, 15:56

The Latest on efforts to confirm the identity of a 14-year-old who told police he is Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who has been missing since 2011 (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Authorities have rejected a teenager's claim that he is an Illinois boy who disappeared in 2011 at age 6. The FBI ...

Update: Boy in Ohio says he was kidnapped 7 years ago

U.S. 04/03/19, 16:58

The Latest on police investigation into boy who claimed to have escaped from kidnappers in Ohio (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Authorities in suburban Cincinnati say a teenage boy claimed to have escaped Wednesday morning in southwestern Ohio after being kidnapped seven years ago. Police are trying to determine if the boy is ...

2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

U.S. 03/12/19, 18:37

Over 2,200 people exposed to the mumps virus in at least two immigration detention facilities have been quarantined, authorities said Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the 25-day quarantine began March 7 at facilities in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, and Aurora, Colorado. The outbreak has renewed long-held concerns over access to medical ...

Illinois police release audio from warehouse shooting

U.S. 02/26/19, 12:54

Authorities have released the audio of 911 calls reporting a shooting at an Illinois warehouse that resulted in five deaths.One caller in the Feb. 15 recordings tells the dispatcher that he's hiding in the Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora and pleads for help to be sent quickly.Also released Monday ...

Records: 75 percent revoked Illinois gun licenses ignored

U.S. 02/22/19, 10:23

Police say that of the people who received gun license revocations last year in Illinois, more than 75 percent ignored the notices. Illinois State Police issued a report late Thursday in response to questions about the gunman who fatally shot five co-workers at a suburban Chicago warehouse last week. The man used ...

Update: Colorado ‘red flag’ gun bill gets 1st hearing

Health 02/21/19, 19:09

The Latest on a Colorado "red flag" bill being heard Thursday (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The prosecutor of the Aurora theater shooter has testified against a "red flag" bill being debated by Colorado lawmakers. Colorado Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Aurora, who lost his son in the 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater ...

All officers hurt in Aurora shooting released from hospital

U.S. 02/21/19, 16:27

Police say all five of the officers who were wounded last week in a deadly shooting at a warehouse in suburban Chicago have been released from the hospital. The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports that four of the officers hurt were released by Sunday, and the fifth was released Thursday.The officers were injured ...

Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting

U.S. 02/20/19, 22:00

A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility.Trevor Wehner was among five people killed in the Friday shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. ...

Update: Police: Aurora gunman lied to get firearm card

U.S. 02/19/19, 13:39

The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):12:35 a.m.Illinois State Police say a man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse lied about his criminal history in 2014 to obtain a card from the agency that allowed him to ...

Aurora gunman’s family: ‘We deeply apologize’ for shootings

U.S. 02/19/19, 10:19

Relatives of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse are offering their condolences to the victims' families, saying "we deeply apologize" for the killings.Forty-five-year-old Gary Martin died Friday in a shootout with police after he killed five co-workers and wounded five police officers at ...

Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won’t reopen until next week

U.S. 02/18/19, 14:10

Company officials say the suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won't reopen until next week, but that its doors will be open to support workers.Spokeswoman Yolanda Kokayi said Monday that the Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora, Illinois, won't return to full production until Feb. 25.But ...

Illinois man known for white crosses makes 5 for hometown

U.S. 02/18/19, 12:27

An Illinois man who has delivered more than 26,000 white crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, now finds himself doing the same in his hometown.Greg Zanis made crosses for the five victims of the shooting Friday in Aurora, Illinois, where an employee about ...

More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims

U.S. 02/17/19, 17:52

More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five co-workers who were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant. The Rev. Dan Haas told those who gathered for the vigil Sunday outside the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora that Friday's "senseless killings" at ...

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

U.S. 02/17/19, 01:09

The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:TREVOR WEHNERThe 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human resources at Henry Pratt ...

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