Highland Park parade shooting

The latest news and coverage on the mass shooting that occurred the morning of July 4, 2022, during the Fourth of July parade in suburban Highland Park.

Robert Crimo III, accused of killing seven and wounding dozens more at a Fourth of July parade in 2022, asked a Lake County judge to allow him to continue without the aid of his assistant public defenders and invoked his right to a speedy trial.
Father of accused Highland Park gunman pretends he’s the one wronged.
By the time the father of the Highland Park parade massacre suspect appeared in the courtroom, the shirt was inside out. But the judge still lambasted him.
The plea deal requires Robert Crimo Jr. to serve 24 months of probation, 100 hours of community service and surrender his weapons.
If the son takes a plea deal, the trial may be the public’s only look into the evidence against him. Prosecutors say they will call 10 witnesses and read transcripts from the son’s police interrogation in the trial against his father, Robert Crimo Jr.
The court found that Illinois’ controversial gun law survived the first part of a two-step test laid out in a crucial June 2022 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Robert Crimo Jr. had been seeking to have his son testify in his own trial on charges that he recklessly signed his son’s gun ownership application when he was too young.
Robert Crimo Jr. is set to go to trial Nov. 6 on counts of reckless conduct for signing his son’s FOID application in 2019 when the son was underage.
Robert Crimo III was recorded on a video call claiming the Fourth of July mass shooting was a “false flag” attack. He was previously reprimanded for making a prank call to a newspaper reporter.
“It’s not easy to think of here in America, but there is a national service in Israel where everyone is required to serve in the military,” said Eliezer “Eli” Krumbein. “Families can be in full uniform and required to carry weapons.”
Vice President Kamala Harris will oversee the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. Mayor Brandon Johnson, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., attended Friday’s kick-off ceremony.
The event was a collaboration between Survivors Empowered and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who spoke to attendees. The organization is dedicated to saving lives from gun violence.
Judge Victoria Rossetti had said she would set a trial date on Monday for Robert E. Crimo III, but prosecutors asked for three more months to finish gathering evidence.
He rocked hard with the Effigies, oversaw grand juries for the state attorney general’s office and survived the Highland Park Fourth of July parade massacre with a graze wound.
At a hearing in Waukegan, Judge George Strickland ruled against Robert Crimo Jr.’s motion to dismiss charges of reckless conduct for helping his son obtain a gun license even though the then-19-year-old had threatened violence.
Lake County judge will rule Aug. 28 on motion to dismiss reckless conduct charges against Robert Crimo Jr.
Robert E. Crimo Jr. is set to go on trial Nov. 6 in Lake County Court.
Biden’s praise only goes so far, because the Illinois experience — where Democrats hold supermajorities in the Legislature — cannot be replicated in most other states.
“There’s a lot of people here, and you’re just standing here thinking it could happen again. That will always stay in your head. But here we are.”
Several people who witnessed last year’s massacre rallied outside the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, where judges heard a challenge to the Illinois assault weapons ban.
Eight-year-old Cooper was left paralyzed from the waist down after the Highland Park July 4 parade shooting.