Old hurts, new lives emerge two decad...

Old hurts, new lives emerge two decades after Dann shootings

There are 144 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 20, 2008, titled Old hurts, new lives emerge two decades after Dann shootings. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

It has been 20 years since Laurie Dann terrorized Winnetka with poison, flames and deadly gunfire - a one-day spree whose effects still resonate far beyond the exclusive North Shore community where it began.

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disgusted

United States

#1 May 20, 2008
Who decided to open those old wounds?

Tabloid sensationalism at it's best, congratulations Tribune....
Roy Peters

United States

#2 May 20, 2008
disgusted wrote:
Who decided to open those old wounds?
Tabloid sensationalism at it's best, congratulations Tribune....
I'll ignore that to say let us memorialize Nicholas Corwin by increasing our vigilance in ridding society of guns that are so easily obtained.
little rich girl

Chicago, IL

#3 May 20, 2008
Dann got away with a lot previous infractions since she was protected by her family at every turn.

The parents and their daughter are 100% to blame. No one else.
Sarah

United States

#4 May 20, 2008
Why bring it up again?
tweetybird

Chicago, IL

#5 May 20, 2008
It was a very sad day. Especially for Nicholas's parents.
Believer

Schaumburg, IL

#6 May 20, 2008
Roy Peters wrote:
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I'll ignore that to say let us memorialize Nicholas Corwin by increasing our vigilance in ridding society of guns that are so easily obtained.
The gun wasn't the problem. This witch had a history of mental illness that society was eager to tolerate, even after she stabbed her husband while he slept.
the Watcher

Chicago, IL

#7 May 20, 2008
little rich girl wrote:
Dann got away with a lot previous infractions since she was protected by her family at every turn.
The parents and their daughter are 100% to blame. No one else.
Absolutely!
THIS is the REAL story behind this tragedy. And shame on the Tribune and the reporters for not delving into how evidence was destroyed and the parents stonewalled the investigation. Why weren't her parents interviewed for this article?
The Tribune is becoming a silly excuse for a newspaper and the editors seem to be going through the motions. This story disrepects victims.
vanilla ice

Lisle, IL

#8 May 20, 2008
How about writing some articles on promoting goverment fiscal responsibilty and idea for job creation by the private sector. What are you people writing about? SICK! The middle class is getting hammered and dying out. No one is doing well except politicians, crooked traders, government workers, and the brain-washing media.
AzCat

United States

#9 May 20, 2008
vanilla ice wrote:
How about writing some articles on promoting goverment fiscal responsibilty and idea for job creation by the private sector. What are you people writing about? SICK! The middle class is getting hammered and dying out. No one is doing well except politicians, crooked traders, government workers, and the brain-washing media.
Vanilla.........
AMEN!!!!
Huh

United States

#10 May 20, 2008
The ONLY good thing that came out of this was that that lunatic killed herself so she couldn't ude the justice system to get off by reason of insanity.
Dave

Broadview, IL

#11 May 20, 2008
I was wondering why the tribune dug up a shooting story from 1988, then i read this:

"Andrew went through rehabilitation and earned a law degree. He urged stricter gun control measures by serving as executive director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence."

Nice job tribune!
chicago jim

Lady Lake, FL

#12 May 20, 2008
disgusted wrote:
Who decided to open those old wounds?
Tabloid sensationalism at it's best, congratulations Tribune....
My question is where is Laurie Dann now? When I earched for her in the Illinois Department of Corrections site, there is no listing????? And because almost all of our state mental hospitals have closed in the last 20 years, it makes me wonder...
Bill

United States

#13 May 20, 2008
She's in the finest institution....the 9th gate of Hell!
chicago jim wrote:
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My question is where is Laurie Dann now? When I earched for her in the Illinois Department of Corrections site, there is no listing????? And because almost all of our state mental hospitals have closed in the last 20 years, it makes me wonder...

“News Junky”

Since: Sep 07

Chicago IL

#14 May 20, 2008
chicago jim wrote:
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My question is where is Laurie Dann now? When I earched for her in the Illinois Department of Corrections site, there is no listing????? And because almost all of our state mental hospitals have closed in the last 20 years, it makes me wonder...
Dude - Did you not read the entire article?? She killed herself in Andrew's bathroom in 1988.

My sympathies for all who are eduring this horror directly in their lives.
Dan

United States

#18 May 20, 2008
One of several issues illustrated by this sorry story of another crazy going off and shooting people is that no adult was nearby who was armed and ready to fight back.

The Tribune ought to support concealed/open carry in Illinois. Check out Missouri's concealed carry laws and pass them in Illinois.
Matt

AOL

#19 May 20, 2008
I worked for the neighboring Evanston Police department at the time - such a harrowing, confusing, and heart breaking incident to witness. My thoughts and prayers go out to the survivors.
Lerxst

Mundelein, IL

#20 May 20, 2008
Dan wrote:
One of several issues illustrated by this sorry story of another crazy going off and shooting people is that no adult was nearby who was armed and ready to fight back.
The Tribune ought to support concealed/open carry in Illinois. Check out Missouri's concealed carry laws and pass them in Illinois.
Ahh..did they call you out of a NRA meeting for this one? Yep, the solution to gun violence is always more guns. Jus' like the old west. Settle everything with a gunfight!
phoebes in Santa Fe

Albuquerque, NM

#21 May 20, 2008
I remember that day clearly.

And, like little rich girl and The Watcher pointed out before me, the real story was Laurie Dann and how her mental illness was denied by her parents and others close to her. There was a lot of cover-up, both at the time and in the past twenty years by that family.

Phil Andrew has made a real contribution to society by devoting his life to law enforcement and gun control. That's one of the few good things to emerge from this mess.
iconoclast59

United States

#23 May 20, 2008
Wow -- using a story memorializing a tragedy as a springboard to push your own political agenda. Some of you people are just as sick as Laurie Dann was, and I pity you just as much!
expat

Paris, France

#24 May 20, 2008
Dan
"One of several issues illustrated by this sorry story of another crazy going off and shooting people is that no adult was nearby who was armed and ready to fight back."

yes that's what we need more guns in schools. More guns everywhere!! Because its not the guns that kill people its the people. Oh won't someone please think of the hurt feeling of all those guns that will never get to be fired! I tell ya that's some great logic there Dan!!

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