Police: Teen shot on West Side, man wounded in South Side robbery

A 16-year-old boy was injured in the East Garfield Park neighborhood in one of at least two shootings in the city Monday night, according to...

State watchdog faults Metra for falsifying work logs

The state's top watchdog issued the results Monday of two investigations at Metra, including a case that found a long-standing practice of...

Father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool sues Chicago Park District

The father of a teen who died at a public pool last year is suing the Chicago Park District, saying officials there failed to properly...

FOP seeks to halt release of internal police misconduct files

The union that represents Chicago police wants to halt the release of internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct.

Jury acquits man in fatal shooting of former Simeon, Eastern Michigan football star

A 21-year-old Detroit man accused in last fall’s fatal shooting and armed robbery of Ex-Simeon and Eastern Michigan football...

Services set for Arlington Heights woman who died saving kids

Services are set for the Arlington Heights woman who died saving children in a Wisconsin lake last week.

Man sentenced to 2 life terms for killing pregnant woman

A Plainfield man will spend the rest of his life in jail after a Wisconsin judge sentenced him to two consecutive life terms without the...

Cops: Concealed carry permit holder shoots at armed robbery suspect

A man with a concealed carry permit shot at an armed robbery suspect who had stolen items from a cell phone store in South Suburban...

E15 gasoline proposal goes nowhere at City Council hearing

A proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to install pumps for newer fuels with higher levels of ethanol went nowhere today after...

Hometown cop fired after shooting dog

A police officer in southwest suburban Hometown was fired today days after fatally shooting a dog in front of a 6-year-old girl, officials...

Palatine man dies 10 days after altercation outside bar

A man who was seriously injured during an altercation outside a Palatine bar earlier this month has died, authorities said today.

Gary picks new police chief after 'heinous' murders

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, has picked a new police chief and is stepping up crime prevention efforts after the slaying of a police...

Motorcyclist, 23, dies during Schaumburg crash

A motorcycle and a car collided this afternoon in northwest suburban Schaumburg, leaving the biker dead and a woman hospitalized,...

Police: Boy, 15, charged with murder in death of teen

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder following the slaying last week of a 16-year-old boy who was inside an apartment when he...

Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form

A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form...

Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing

An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who managed to escape from custody earlier this month is due back in court next week for a fitness...

Chicago alderman arrested for DUI

A Northwest Side alderman was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, an Illinois State...

George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an...

Authorities investigate death of Schaumburg boy

Schaumburg Police suspect a medical issue may have played a role in the death of a 12-year-old Schaumburg boy found unresponsive in his home...

Bail denied for 2 men charged in shooting of boy, 3

Two reputed gang members who allegedly targeted a rival and instead shot a 3-year-old boy in the abdomen were ordered held without bail this...

FAA proposes $12 million fine for Southwest Airlines over repairs

Southwest Airlines faces a $12 million government fine due to improper repairs on its aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration...

City could pay $1.2 million in police shooting basketball player case

City Hall would pay out $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a high school basketball player shot by police four years...

Off-duty cop fatally shoots burglary suspect after being wounded in arm

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot in the arm shortly before fatally shooting a burglary suspect with whom he struggled near his...

Travel mag: Hancock has one of nation's best views

A travel website lists the view from atop the John Hancock Center as one of the best in America, alongside a swath of beachside and mountain...

Hammond police seek 2 in shooting of Addison family

An Addison woman and her two daughters remain hospitalized today as police continue to search for two men who shot them Sunday morning in...

State fair managers punished in free beer ticket scandal

SPRINGFIELD — A scandal over free beer tickets at state fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin has led to fines and disciplinary action...

Shootings on West Side, River North wound 3

Three people were shot in separate attacks today on the West Side and in River North.

Bitcoin? There's an ATM for that

An ATM that trades in bitcoin, the burgeoning virtual currency, is up and running at a North Side café.

Youthful revival at Lollapalooza: Stay at a dorm

If you're looking to relive your youth during Lollapalooza, you might be able to enhance the experience with your choice of accommodations.

Addison woman, 2 daughters shot while fleeing robbery in Hammond

Police were searching for the robbers who shot an Addison woman and her two daughters, 12 and 15, as they sped away in their car in Hammond,...