Thursday, December 20, 2012
In a Letter to the Editor, Grayslake resident and attorney Jerry Novak writes that he feels the Newtown, Conn. school shooting was not the result of a lack of gun control, but a failure to recognize and treat mental illness.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Well by now I'm sure all of you are aware of the tragic school shooting in Connecticut. Its terrible. 27 lives lost. Why? Because of military "assault style weapons?" Because of high capacity magazines? Because guns are too easily obtained? Because we live in a "gun culture?" No. None of those reasons. Twenty-seven lives were lost because we as a population failed to recognize mental illness. We failed to recognize that some young man needed help. Help that he wasn't able to ask for. We failed to recognize his silent cries for help and we failed to help him deal with the terrible silent disease of mental illness. The disease won and we all lost. We lost our sense of safety for our children in school. We lost our ability to reason. And many…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Join Grayslake in showing support for the victims of the Newtown school shooting by placing a candle on your porch from 7-9 p.m. tonight.
To show their support for the 26 victims lost to Friday's school shooting in Newtown, CT., Grayslake residents will be placing a candle (real or flameless) on their porch from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight (Monday). The suggestion was posted on the Grayslake Patch Facebook by resident Jennifer Heavrin and has since received 100 "Likes" and 85 shares. This was Heavrin's original post: "Can we start a Grayslake Community chain, putting a candle (regular or flameless) outside on your porch on Monday, December 17th, from 7-9pm, in honor of those that lost their lives (big and little angels) and for their families, support??? I remember doing this in St. Louis when I was a kid, for the hostages and it was a such an amazing act of support and to do, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 27 people dead, including 20 children, according to Newtown Patch.
Local residents and school leaders are expressing their sympathy for the children and families impacted by the Newtown, CT, school shooting that left 27 people dead, including 20 children. "Our hearts break for parents, classmates and staff in Newtown, CT, today," said Robin Smith Kollman, spokeswoman for Libertyville Elementary District 70. A reader on the Libertyville Patch Facebook page commented: "God bless the children around the world!" On Twitter, Pastor Brian Paulson from First Presbyterian of Libertyville shared a link to President Barack Obama's statement and added this: "Prayers for Conn. families." The shooting took place Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. As reported by Newtown Patch, 27 lives were …