Survivors, witnesses of 2008 NIU mass shooting react to Illinois gun ban

Shaw Local 2008 file photo – Tactical police forces rush to the scene of a shooting on the DeKalb campus of Northern Illinois University on Feb. 14, 2008.
Kevin Stromberg is a 2008 graduate of Northern Illinois University and a survivor of the Feb. 14, 2008 shooting at Cole Hall. He currently works for Counseling Works as a clinical counseling director.
Former Northern Star Advisor Jim Killam in the Star office at the Peters Campus Life Building Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at Northern Illinois University. Killam was the advisor at the student newspaper in 2008 when the shootings occurred at NIU.
Northern Illinois University Chief of Police Darren Mitchell (left) watches on as Commander Joe Przybyla (right) points to activity on a monitor Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 at the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety in DeKalb.