Shoppers get a jump on Black Friday deals

Tonya Ortega was on a mission for a giant plush Olaf doll for her 19-month-old daughter, Zuri, a big "Frozen" fan.

Baby delivered in stairwell; Fire at Schaumburg apartment complex

Four Schaumburg families were displaced from their homes due to an early morning fire Friday, while in a separate call, the village fire...

Car plunges into Lake Michigan near Oak Street

A car plunged into Lake Michigan on the Near North Side Friday morning but the driver was able to get out, police said.

Officer disciplined for pulling over bus to give son lunch: report

The Lake County sheriff's lieutenant who reportedly pulled over a school bus while off duty to "issue his son his lunch" has been...

Cubs' Pedro Strop involved in car crash

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, the team confirmed late Thursday.

Weather warms as holiday shopping fires up

Milder air moved into the Chicago area as holiday shopping heated up on Black Friday.

With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received $400,000 in political donations that he was able to keep only because the state's campaign contribution...

5 wounded in shootings in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day

At least five people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Thanksgiving, police said.

Judge reassigned after accused of wrongly locking up suspects for contempt

A Cook County judge has been removed from her post in criminal court following allegations that she wrongly ordered litigants locked up...

Negligence lawsuit filed in boat accident that killed 3

A boat service provider's negligence led to a motorboat accident in Lake Michigan in May that killed three people, a lawsuit filed by one...

Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

Protesters in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Friday planned to clean up a drugstore damaged in this week's racially charged rioting,...

Police warn West Side businesses of robberies

A recent string of robberies in the city's Austin neightborhood has prompted a warning from police to businesses on the West...

Three stabbed during argument in Englewood

Three people were stabbed during a domestic dispute in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Crash-and-grab burglary in Austin

The J-Bees Clothing and Footwear store is no stranger to burglaries.

Cupich celebrates Thanksgiving Mass, prays with the poor

Archbishop Blase Cupich said he offered the same message Thursday as he celebrated Mass in affluent Lake Forest and later visited the poor...

Archbishop Cupich emphasizes spiritual blessings at Lake Forest Thanksgiving Mass

The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Lake Forester reports: When Blase Cupich was installed as Chicago’s ninth...

Chicago man charged in local Ferguson protest is released

A Logan Square man charged with aggravated battery against a Chicago police officer during a Ferguson, Mo.-related protest was ordered...

Pre-Thanksgiving revelers in Naperville unfazed by new alcohol rules

The Chicago Tribune Media Group’s Naperville Sun reports: Restrictions on liquor service approved by the Naperville...

Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off at Congress and State

Chicago kicked off Thursday's turkey day festivities with the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade at Congress Parkway and State Street. 

Woman shot dead in apparent domestic-related shooting in Gary

A woman was found fatally wounded early Thursday in an alley near her home after what appears to have been a domestic-related shooting in...

Flurries, cold expected for Thanksgiving

Heading outdoors on Thanksgiving?

3 Ferguson-related protesters arrested in Chicago

Three people were arrested Wednesday in Chicago after they were protesting the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.,...

Woman hospitalized after Blue Island crash

A woman was hospitalized early Thursday morning after her car rolled over and crashed in south suburban Blue Island, authorities said.

Oak Lawn insurer wants out of $3M award in cop shooting

The Chicago Tribune Media Group’s SouthtownStar reports: One of Oak Lawn’s municipal insurers has filed a...

6 hurt in separate city shootings

At least six people were wounded in shootings in Chicago on Wednesday, including a man and a boy who were shot in separate attacks within...

Crash-and-grab burglars hitting high-end stores in suburbs and Chicago

Barreling a vehicle through a store's thick glass window, the masked thieves smash a path toward their target: expensive jeans, handbags...

Quinn pardons 126, including 1 of Dixmoor Five

Gov. Pat Quinn granted executive clemency to 126 people Wednesday, among them a man who was cleared of murder along with four others known...

New dog-friendly park coming to South Loop

In 20 years, Chicago's canine-friendly parks have multiplied from one to more than 20, including expansive beachfront play areas.

Cupich calls Obama action on immigration a 'first step'

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich on Wednesday praised President Barack Obama's executive action last week that could protect millions of...

Burglars crash van into West Side store: 'This was a planned attack'

A swarm of as many as 20 thieves stripped a West Side clothing store of jeans and shoes after crashing a van through the front doors early...