1 dead, 1 wounded in Richton Park shooting

One man is dead and another wounded following a shooting near a Richton Park business this evening, police said.

Man charged with arson in Logan Square fire

An 18-year-old man has been charged with arson after authorities say he set fire to a vacant house that spread to an occupied home in the...

17-year-old charged in West Side man's slaying

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the slaying of a man in front of a North Lawndale church last month, police said.

Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney resigns, calls time off 'house arrest'

Longtime Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Dave McKinney resigned from the newspaper Wednesday, saying he was pulled from his beat by...

CPS sells first shut-down school

A West Town building that housed one of almost 50 elementary schools the city closed last year is the first to be sold by Chicago Public...

Suspect in serial killings charged in 2nd death

He allegedly said he killed Anith Jones for a friend of a friend and was paid $300 and drugs worth another $200. He said he built a...

Incoming archbishop eschews mansion, will live at Holy Name Cathedral

Taking a page from the pope's playbook, incoming Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will forgo the historic Gold Coast mansion that has...

Aldermen question speed cameras

Aldermen on Wednesday raised questions about the speed camera ticketing system rolled out this year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking whether it...

CPS asks feds for delay on new standardized test

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday that she'll ask the federal government to delay the rollout of a new and...

Durbin, Oberweis clash on immigration, health care in debate

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger

'Transformed' jail escapee pleads for leniency, gets 36 years

Convicted bank robber Joseph "Jose" Banks believes he had a life-changing moment when he and a cellmate crawled out a window of the...

Man dies in Long Grove crash

A man was killed when the SUV he was driving struck a parked semi-truck that was in the process of being unloaded Wednesday afternoon in...

3 injured in Marquette Park shootings, 2 found dead in West Lawn

Three men were injured in shootings in the Marquette Park neighborhood and two other males were found dead in a home in the West Lawn...

Shooting suspect had '95 gun arrest, records show

The man accused of shooting and wounding two McHenry County sheriff's deputies last week was arrested in Wilmette in 1995 after he shot...

Ex-Cook County Jail inmate's suit alleges sexual assault by inmate

A 27-year-old woman filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Cook County sheriff, alleging she was sexually assaulted and brutally...

Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs

Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Lake County on Wednesday, trying to boost Democratic prospects in races for U.S. Senate, governor and...

Man held on $250K on gun, drug charge after police chase

Police in the West Pullman neighborhood chased a car after hearing gunfire and arrested its driver, found with a handgun, prosecutors said...

Police investigate attack that hospitalized Batavia officer

A Batavia police officer was attacked and injured after trying to approach a man suspiciously peering into two vehicles, authorities said...

Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer

Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday,...

Man dies months after motorcycle hit by vehicle on Northwest Side

A Northwest Side man has died months after he was injured when the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a vehicle making an illegal U-...

Man surrenders peacefully after Cary police standoff

A five-hour police standoff at a far northwest suburban Cary home ended peacefully Wednesday afternoon after a man was taken into protective...

Illinois cow is world's tallest, says Guinness World Records

The story of the little cow who arrived at the Meads family farm years ago has become a tall tale.

Police: Motorist charged after trying to strike police with vehicle

A Bellwood man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly tried to run into police officers with a vehicle on the West Side on Tuesday,...

Coroner using DNA to identify 3 of the 7 women found dead in Indiana

Three of the seven women found slain in Indiana over the weekend remain unidentified, and the Lake County coroner said Wednesday she hopes...

Grisly new details as 2nd murder charge filed in Indiana slayings

A second murder charge has been filed against a suspect in the killings of seven women in Indiana, as authorities disclosed they found...

FBI announces 2 bank robberies on the NW Side

A woman robbed a bank in the Hermosa neighborhood and a man robbed a separate bank in the Montclare neighborhood Wednesday, authorities...

Camera rolling for Wallenda high-wire walk

One of the cameras that will capture Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk across the Chicago River has gone live, allowing viewers to log on to...

Extra-alarm blaze at West Side factory out, no injuries

A fire that raced through a West Side factory Wednesday has been put out.

Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle

Chicago’s arts and festivals chief on Wednesday defended last summer’s money-losing Taste of Chicago festival along with the...