All flags in Illinois are flying at half-staff in honor of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Governor Quinn says he's shocked and deeply saddened by the shooting, which left 27 people dead. Quinn says it's the foremost duty of government to protect public safety, especially the safety of children and students. The shooting has intensified his effort to spearhead the passage of strict laws that will protect people from gun violence.
Details are still unfolding in the Connecticut shooting rampage that claimed 27-lives. Police say 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his mother to death at her home and then drove to the school where she worked and targeted two classrooms for violence. The older brother of the shooter, Ryan Lanza, was mistakenly identified as a suspect earlier in the day. Hoboken police brought him in for questioning and said he had been helpful in the investigation, but he is not a suspect. Ryan Lanza says that he had not seen his brother in two-years, but it appears that his brother had stolen his identification.