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Tuesday marked the first hearing in nearly three months in the case against Robert Crimo III, 22, of Highwood, accused of being behind the Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting.
The lawsuit, filed by State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally, calls the new law a “clear violation of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution."
The case against the father of the Highland Park mass shooting suspect won’t go to trial until the lengthy evidence discovery process in his son’s case is complete, prosecutors said at a hearing Thursday.
The process for designing the permanent memorial to honor the victims of the Highland Park Independence Day mass shooting will be inclusive, be community-driven and likely take years, city leaders said.
Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill banning the purchase, sale and manufacture of high-powered semi-automatic weapons, .50 caliber rifles and ammunition, and large-capacity magazines in the state while still allowing people who already own such weapons to keep them.
The Illinois House has approved a ban on certain high-powered semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines that have been used in mass shootings across the country.
From an 8-year-old boy to an 88-year-old grandfather, the July 4 Highland Park parade shooting showed no mercy. Six months later, the wounded dozens still ache. Loved ones of the seven people killed that day still mourn.
Six months after the tragic Highland Park Fourth of July parade shooting, city and park district officials are outlining the planning process for this summer’s observance of the anniversary as well as a longer-term project to create a permanent memorial.
“My first thoughts were, ‘No! Not us. Not today,’” Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering recalled in an interview remembering the mass shooting at the July 4 parade six months ago.
Some of the state’s leading law enforcement officials on Tuesday urged lawmakers to pass a statewide ban on high-power, high-capacity weapons, which they say are growing in prevalence in Illinois.
The father of the Highland Park mass shooting suspect is expected to be charged by prosecutors with reckless conduct, a class 4 felony, according to law enforcement officials.
Victims and survivors of multiple mass shootings urged state lawmakers on Monday to pass a ban on assault weapons, arguing that communities throughout Illinois have felt the pain of deadly mass shootings.
Two state policies designed to keep firearms out of the hands of those who pose a significant threat have been strengthened in the wake of the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois State Police say.
Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, who recently announced he has the support for another term as House speaker, says he looks forward to governing with an even larger supermajority than he had during his first two years.
The race for Illinois governor won’t be the only one on Tuesday’s ballot. With the redrawing of the state’s political maps, the make-up of the entire McHenry County Board and both the U.S. and Illinois houses of representatives will be determined, along several other races.