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Wintery weather brings snow and slippery roads

A winter weather advisory was in effect until 6 p.m., warning of possible snow up to 9 inches in the far western suburbs and slippery roads with decreased visibility. Light to moderate snow began Sunday morning and was expected to continue through the afternoon in the Chicago and surrounding areas,...

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  • 6 mind-boggling things from the Bears' victory over San Francisco

    6 mind-boggling things from the Bears' victory over San Francisco

    Mercifully, the Our Fans Don't Want Us to Win So We Can Get a Better Draft Pick Bowl is behind us. The Bears collected a 26-6 victory over San Francisco on Sunday, snapping a three-game losing streak. Highlighted by rookie Jordan Howard's three touchdown runs, the Bears offense looked as dangerous...

  • Army Corps of Engineers blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    Army Corps of Engineers blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites. North Dakota's...

  • Why your electric bill will be going up next summer

    Why your electric bill will be going up next summer

    While Illinois Gov. Rauner and state legislators couldn’t come to an agreement on a new state budget, they did manage to agree on an energy bill that will raise our monthly electricity rates. (Insert *sarcastic “YAY!” here.) The energy bill, which the governor plans to sign, will raise electricity...

  • Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Repeal Day specials, radio horror plays and more things to do in Chicago on Monday, Dec. 5.

  • Jonathan Toews to miss Sunday's game vs. Jets; injury 'not getting better'

    Jonathan Toews to miss Sunday's game vs. Jets; injury 'not getting better'

    Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss his sixth consecutive game Sunday against the Jets because of a back injury.What's concerning for the Hawks is that coach Joel Quenneville said Toews will not skate for the next three days because the injury is "not getting better," according to Quenneville."We’ll...

  • 2 killed, 10 others wounded in city shootings

    2 killed, 10 others wounded in city shootings

    A woman cried and stomped her feet as she walked through a Parkway Gardens apartment complex early Sunday.  "(Expletive) monsters," she yelled out. "Monsters! Monsters!" Across the street from where the woman was walking, a 23-year-old man had been shot in the face about 3:10 a.m. Sunday while...

  • Week 13 live blog: Bears get third win of season, defeat 49ers 26-6

    Week 13 live blog: Bears get third win of season, defeat 49ers 26-6

    An ugly first half morphed into a picturesque victory for the Bears. Jordan Howard ran for three touchdowns as the Bears overcame snowy conditions and the 49ers to record a 26-6 win and improve to 3-9 on the season before 46,622 at Soldier Field on Sunday. Neither team completed a pass in the first...

  • Riot Fest co-founder Sean McKeough died of a stroke, family says

    Riot Fest co-founder Sean McKeough died of a stroke, family says

    Riot Fest co-founder and owner of Cobra Lounge Sean McKeough died suddenly, at age 42. The family issued an official statement on Friday, which read, in part: Sean McKeough died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 29 in Arkansas while spending time with his father. His death was the result of a stroke,...

  • Corey Crawford out with appendectomy; Blackhawks fall 3-1 to Flyers

    Corey Crawford out with appendectomy; Blackhawks fall 3-1 to Flyers

    When the Blackhawks came out for warmups at the Wells Fargo Center, one of their key players, goaltender Corey Crawford wasn't with them on the ice. Instead, he was under the knife, and now he will be on the shelf. Crawford developed appendicitis hours before Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Flyers and...

  • Anthony 'Spice' Adams isn't afraid to get silly for charity

    Anthony 'Spice' Adams isn't afraid to get silly for charity

    Anthony "Spice" Adams may have left the Bears more than five years ago now, but he's still doing good for the city of Chicago. As a part of PSCU's Credit Union Magic Minute, the former Bears defensive tackle was given 60 seconds to grab all of the presents and merchandise organized in a warehouse...

  • LeBron James gracious in defeat — both on Cubs bet and Cavs loss to Bulls

    LeBron James gracious in defeat — both on Cubs bet and Cavs loss to Bulls

    LeBron James entered the United Center dressed as a World Series champion and left it dressed as the leader of a team on a three-game losing skid. The Cavaliers star first made good on a bet with former teammate and current Bulls guard Dwyane Wade when he wore a Cubs uniform to the arena and then...

  • LeBron James arrives in a Cubs uniform

    LeBron James arrives in a Cubs uniform

    Cavaliers forward LeBron James arrives at the United Center on Dec. 2, 2016, wearing a Cubs uniform after losing a bet to Bulls guard Dwyane Wade.

  • Bulls Q&A: Bobby Portis' struggles, the Nikola Mirotic chia pet and more

    Bulls Q&A: Bobby Portis' struggles, the Nikola Mirotic chia pet and more

    Holiday cards to address. Presents to ship. Bulls mailbag questions to answer. At least the latter doesn't involve postage. The success or failure of this season is measured by what? -- Mighty Black Duck There are so many ways to answer this. Wins and losses? The development of Nikola Mirotic and...

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