It happened in our back yard. It hit home. A tragedy had occured at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, located about one hour from Chicago. Six people lost there lives--five students and the gunman, with 15 injured. All on February 14, 2008. It still seems surreal. It feels like it didn't really happen. At least not this close anyways. But it did. Will it change that small city atmosphere? I am not exactly sure. Classes resume February 25.
However, people in DeKalb and surrounding areas (mostly consists of small towns and villages) of DeKalb, have stood strong. They are united as we grieve for the victims that have lost their lives.
Not only has local support been strong, but worldwide as well. Many readers have left comments all over the World Wide Web expressing their feelings, thoughts and prayers.
I just wanted to add thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers as we grieve and begin the healing process.