Girls, 15 and 17, among 5 shot overnight

Someone fired at a group of people on a West Side porch Tuesday night, wounding two teenagers in one of four Chicago shootings that left a...

Chicago Public Schools budget expected to be approved

Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday is expected to approve a $5.8 billion operating budget that for a second year cuts funds...

Woman sues jail officer, Cook County Sheriff's Office in son's killing

The mother of a  23-year-old man shot and killed by a Cook County Jail correctional officer last year has filed suit against the...

$75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home

A judge set bail at $75,000 today for a south suburban police officer accused of firing his handgun while off-duty in Country Club Hills,...

Niles trustees give OK for gun shop to be near schools

A proposed gun shop/shooting range that has generated controversy because of its location near several neighborhood schools will be coming...

Kickstarter aims to warn CTA riders of squirrel attacks in their sleep

Ben Larrison wants to make Red Line riders smile, even if they're packed like sardines on a rush hour train.

Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side

The building occupied by Canter Middle School until this summer, when it was shut down as part of massive districtwide school closings,...

Emanuel on red light ticket refunds: 'Not for me to decide'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t say whether thousands of drivers who received red light camera citations during a series of suspicious ticket...

White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities

— President Barack Obama will award medals Monday to prominent figures in the arts and humanities, including two Chicagoans: Joan...

Robbers steal $2,000 from Aurora auto repair shop

A man and woman took $2,000 during a robbery at an auto repair shop in unincorporated Aurora Township today, forcing two employees into a...

Ex-Bear Avellini hires investigator in DUI case, lawyer says

The attorney for former Chicago Bears quarterback Bob Avellini said he has hired a private investigator to look into details of his client&...

Rauner speaks out against limits on ride-sharing industry

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would provide oversight of the largely...

Prosecutors: Trucker in I-55 crash was speeding, falsified driving records

The driver of a semi-truck that hit three stopped vehicles on Interstate 55 Monday afternoon, killing four people and injuring four others,...

Harvey cop charged with domestic battery in Will County

A Harvey police officer with a history of allegations of abuse has been arrested in Will County and accused of domestic battery.

Onetime high school janitor charged with sexually assaulting, molesting students

A former janitor at a South Side high school was charged with sexually assaulting a student at the school over a year’s time as well...

Chicago aldermen advance new firefighter contract

Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the City Council Workforce...

Quinn signs measure to borrow $1.1 billion for construction

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation today to allow the state to borrow $1.1 billion to extend a statewide construction program.

Teen who drowned in Lake County identified

The teenager who drowned while swimming with friends in Third Lake Monday has been identified as Matt Reed, who was about to begin his...

Police: 1 dead after Skokie gang-related shooting

A 23-year-old man is dead following a shooting this morning in Skokie, authorities said.

Council closer to complying with do-not-hire list

Chicago aldermen today moved closer to agreeing not to hire workers who had been fired by the city for misconduct or left City Hall while...

Police: 4 men invade Oswego home, steal car

Police are searching for four masked men who entered an Oswego home by force early Tuesday morning and then drove away in a stolen vehicle.

Postal union workers to protest at Staples in Loop

A long-simmering feud between the U.S. Postal Service and organized labor will hit the streets of downtown Chicago today as the American...

Tuesday could be hottest day of summer

Chicago could be in for the hottest day of the summer Tuesday, with temperatures in the 90s to go with higher humidity.

Girl, 11, among 5 dead in I-55 wrecks

The driver of a semi-truck that hit three stopped vehicles on Interstate 55 Monday afternoon, killing four people and injuring four others,...

2 dead, 6 injured in city shootings

Two men were killed and six people were wounded in shootings on the North, South, Southwest and West sides late Monday and early Tuesday...

Second City plans major expansion at Piper's Alley

Second City, the famed Chicago comedy theater, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the former AMC movie theater inside the Piper's...

Cops: Mother charged after leaving supervised visit with two kids

A 26-year-old mother has been charged with child abduction after leaving a supervised visit with two children, police said.

City to install more jet noise monitors in Chicago

The Emanuel administration is willing to meet at least one demand of sleepless residents affected by changes in jet noise patterns at O'Hare...