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  • Detective shares inside story of Ground Zero at Naperville memorial Sep 12, 2014 12:03 AM
    Working at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was more about the people, the emotions, the healing, than it was about the rubble, retired New York police detective Brian Hastings said during a remembrance ceremony Thursday in Naperville. "A good day for us was when we had recoverings," Hastings said. "We really looked forward to those days because we were able to do our job and recover the victims."

  • Images: September 11 Observances Around the World and Nation Sep 11, 2014 3:10 PM
    Images of September 11 memorials and observances around the world and nation. 2014 marks the 13th anniversary of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a plane lost in a Pennsylvania field.

  • Northwest suburban ceremonies recall loss of 9/11 Sep 12, 2014 10:03 AM
    Ceremonies around the Northwest suburbs today recalled the loss of 9/11. At a ceremony of remembrance in Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg Fire Lt. John Schneidwind recalled his days working at ground zero after joining a group of Chicago-area firefighters who left for New York City in the predawn hours of Sept. 12. “I’ve been asked why we do this each year,” Schneidwind said. “Isn’t it like opening an old wound? The truth is, we have to remember.”

  • Images: September 11 Observances in the Suburbs Sep 11, 2014 9:51 PM
    Images of September 11 memorials and observances in the suburbs of Chicago. 2014 marks the 13th anniversary of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a plane lost in a Pennsylvania field.

  • To students today, 9/11 is like ancient history Sep 11, 2014 9:50 AM
    Fremd High School social studies teacher Jason Spoor-Harvey was leading classes on Sept. 11, 2001, and he could see the shock and changed perspectives of the students he had that day. “We’re no longer the country that’s never been attacked,” he said. Today, Spoor-Harvey no longer teaches students with firsthand experience of the emotional impact of that terrible day — and the difference is palpable.

  • Editorial: Take a moment today to reflect, remember Sep 11, 2013 9:36 AM
    Today is a day to reflect and remember the victims, the heroes and the lessons we've learned in the 12 years since Sept. 11, 2001 attack, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Elgin, Carpentersville conduct remembrance ceremonies Sep 11, 2013 3:35 PM
    Elgin and Carpentersville held ceremonies Wednesday commemorating the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Nation pauses on 9/11 to pay tribute to victims Sep 11, 2013 6:27 PM
    As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.

  • Illinois marks anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks Sep 12, 2013 8:07 AM
    Illinois is marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with solemn remembrances. In Chicago, retired Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis, a survivor of the attack on the Pentagon, will address members of the Union League Club. Bells will ring and the audience will observe a moment of silence.

  • Naperville ceremony honors, remembers Sept. 11 heroes Sep 12, 2013 5:25 AM
    At a memorial honoring one person who lost his life in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Naperville leaders and residents gathered Wednesday night to hear the story of another who perished that historic day. The Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial was the backdrop for a ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of the attacks, featuring remarks about the life and heroism of Wheaton College graduate Todd Beamer.

  • Suburbanites remember Sept. 11 victims Sep 12, 2013 8:42 AM
    Suburban residents marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.

  • Obama pays tribute to the fallen of Sept. 11, 2001 Sep 11, 2013 2:08 PM
    For President Barack Obama, the prospect of more U.S. military action in the Middle East hung over his observance Wednesday of the Sept. 11 attacks that occurred a dozen years ago. While Obama made no direct mention of the crisis in Syria, he vowed to “defend our nation” against the threats that endure, even though they may be different than the ones facing the country during the 2001 attacks.

  • Haunting memories of Sept. 11 shape Syria debate Sep 11, 2013 9:42 AM
    Twelve years later, haunting memories of Sept. 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria. As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation again is wrestling with painful questions about al-Qaida, weapons of mass destruction and the risks of American inaction.

  • Sept. 11 victims honored at Flight 93 Memorial Sep 11, 2013 10:04 AM
    The families of the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 recalled their loved ones as heroes who made history with unselfish and quick actions. “In a period of 22 minutes, our loved ones made history,” said Gordon Felt, the president of the Families of Flight 93.

  • Images: New spire installed on One World Trade Center May 10, 2013 10:06 AM
    The silver spire topping One World Trade Center was fully installed on the building's roof, bringing the structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet on Friday, May 10, 2013 in New York.

  • Sifting of WTC debris for Sept. 11 remains begins Apr 1, 2013 9:40 AM
    The New York City medical examiner says it has started sifting construction debris from the World Trade Center site in an effort to find any human remains from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The work began Monday. It's expected to continue for about 10 weeks on Staten Island.

  • Book details U.S. raid that killed bin Laden Sep 11, 2012 12:36 PM
    The memoir "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden," written by Mark Owen (a pseudonym), has attracted controversy for whether Owen revealed classified information and whether the 24-man SEAL Team Six conducted itself properly. But what's missing is a reflection on the book's strengths — the painfully human characters as well as the book's breathlessly paced, inexorable march toward an inevitable ending.

  • Michael J. Fox participates in 9/11 charity event Sep 11, 2012 12:37 PM
    Michael J. Fox is doing his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor is spending Tuesday participating in the Cantor Fitzgerald's Charity Day, along with a host of other celebrities. Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm that lost 658 employees in the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, has marked the anniversary of that day by raising funds for charities; this year, more than 100 are expected to benefit. "This is not necessarily a somber event; I think this is more of ... a celebration of humanity," Fox said.

  • Images: Suburban September 11th memorial services Sep 11, 2012 9:46 PM
    On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, many of our suburbs remembered those who lost thier lives and the ones they left behind.

  • 11th anniversary of 9/11 more subdued, personal Sep 11, 2012 9:54 PM
    There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared to enter a new, scaled-back chapter of collective mourning for the worst terror attack in U.S. history.

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