Missing boys, 9 and 11, and mother found in Wisconsin

Two boys, 9 and 11, and their mother have been found "safe and unharmed" in eastern Wisconsin, a day after they were reported missing,...

Judge denies request by Rutherford to toss harassment suit

A federal judge today declined state Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s request to immediately dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former aide...

Man, 18, shot in face on South Side

An 18-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot in the face in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

State drops plan to prohibit medical pot users from owning guns

Medical marijuana patients would be able to keep their guns, under rule changes proposed by the state.

House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library

An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack Obama...

Survey: Americans say no to robots as caretakers and meat grown in a lab

Sorry, Jetsons fans.

CTA: 16 buildings need to be razed for Belmont 'L' overpass

Sixteen buildings will need to be razed to make way for elevated bypass tracks that will separate three CTA rail lines on the North Side --...

Mayor forms task force to study locations for Lucas museum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed 12 people Thursday to a new city task force that will recommend a potential site in Chicago for filmmaker...

Boy, 15, charged with wounding boy, 14

A 15-year-boy has been charged with shooting another boy, 14, in the West Pullman neighborhood Wednesday evening, police said.

Police release video in attack on Skokie Swift train

Police have released surveillance video as they search for a man who punched and kicked a senior citizen on a Skokie Swift CTA train.

Northwest Indiana mayor, wife and step-daughter indicted

A northwest Indiana mayor, his wife and stepdaughter have been indicted on federal corruption charges.

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs decry fees

Vegetables, flowers and herbs grow in rows of green at Robert Boyce's greenhouses in Lake Zurich — but what he'd really like to grow...

Index cards tell tales of nearly 10 years of clout at Metra

When one job applicant at Metra in 1989 was told he wasn't qualified, he simply sent a "back-door letter" to Metra's chairman. The tactic...

Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn stashed away nearly $9 million in campaign funds during the first three months of the year, but it’s...

Hawks fans gobbling up tickets for St. Louis game

The Blackhawks may begin their playoff series with the Blues tonight in St. Louis — but they should feel right at home there if the...

Attempted kidnapping reported in North Mayfair neighborhood

Chicago police said a man tried to kidnap a woman in the North Mayfair neighborhood last week.

Union: Northwestern's position in student labor case 'castle built on sand'

The union seeking to represent football players at Northwestern University called the school's position in the case “a castle built on...

State bill would limit suspensions, end fines for students

In the midst of national efforts to promote disciplinary policies that keep children in the classroom, legislation that would limit the...

Truck driver questioned in fatal Whiting hit-and-run

A boy died when he was hit by a truck in Whiting, Ind. that drove off after striking him Wednesday.

Naperville trucking company wins ruling to return to road

A Naperville trucking company involved in a January wreck that killed a Tollway worker and injured a state trooper can return to the...

Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and...

Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads

The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin.

Wife of Villa Park man who died after swan attack files suit

The wife of a Villa Park man who drowned two years ago after a swan attacked him is suing his employer and the condo complex where he tended...

Cops: Cameras help track down suspect in Lakeview sexual assault

Moments after buying cigarettes Monday afternoon near her Lakeview residence, a 22-year-old woman walking home through an alley was...

Man at Navy Pier construction office accidentally shoots himself

A man is believed to have accidentally shot himself in the hand at a construction office at Navy Pier this afternoon, police said.

Sinaloa cartel associate brought to Chicago to face charges

Another alleged associate of captured Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been brought to Chicago to face...

Cops who saved kids from fire: 'You just have to do what you need to do'

The smoke was too strong for them to get inside the house, but the two Chicago police officers heard children screaming for help from the...

Two teens charged with trespassing at Sandburg High School

A former Sandburg High School student and his friend were charged with misdemeanors, including criminal trespassing, after they prompted a...

Professor charged with sexual assault of former student

A Truman College professor was charged with sexually assaulting a former student he had previously dated, Cook County prosecutors alleged...

Cops: 2 dogs attack boy, 9, in East Chicago

An East Chicago, Ind. 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was attacked by two pit bulls that had escaped their enclosure, East...