Snow could be in store for Halloween

The scariest thing for Chicagoans this Halloween could be the weather forecast.

Off-duty police officer beaten and robbed in the Loop

An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was seriously injured Thursday after he was robbed of his gun and beaten in a downtown parking garage,...

Alleged lieutenant of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' seeks minimum prison term

Prosecutors say that Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez was a trusted lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who helped coordinate vast shipments of...

Waukegan district, teachers come to terms after monthlong strike

Ending a strike that kept more than 16,000 students out of school for a month, Waukegan Teachers' Council members overwhelmingly approved...

Naperville high school cancels activities after bomb threat

Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville received a bomb threat via email Thursday afternoon, but officials say they do not believe it is...

Teen wounded in Morgan Park shooting, at least 4 others injured across city

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head in the Morgan Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Coroner: Body buried in Indiana is missing relative of dead woman, slain man

Indiana officials identified the remains of a woman found slain and buried in the backyard of a Fowler, Ind., home nearly three weeks ago as...

Judge again orders Crystal Lake South bleachers to come down

Once again, a McHenry County judge has told Crystal Lake South High School officials that the school's 51-foot-tall bleachers must come down...

Installation begins on Wallenda's tightrope over Chicago River

When Nik Wallenda makes his way across the Chicago River on Sunday, he'll be 600 feet in the air on a tightrope made of sturdy, 100...

Officials: Defendant in Maywood court attacked judge

A man who appeared in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday on aggravated battery and attempted murder charges will face additional felony...

Officials monitoring Chicago man who covered Ebola outbreak

Chicago health officials are monitoring a local journalist who recently returned from Liberia, where he covered the Ebola outbreak.

Rauner, Quinn squabble over who deserves credit for digital lab

The Illinois governor’s race on Thursday turned into bickering over who deserves credit for the creation of a new digital...

Cops issue alert about robberies, burglaries on Near West Side

Residents on the city’s Near West Side are being warned of robberies and burglaries that have happened over the last 10 days, police...

Michelle Obama to campaign for Democrats Saturday in western Illinois

First lady Michelle Obama will appear Saturday in Moline at a get-out-the-vote rally for three Democrats: Gov. Pat Quinn, Sen. Dick Durbin...

Boy's missing bionic arm, thought to have been stolen, found

A bionic arm that went missing -- thought to be stolen from a car while its 16-year-old owner was at a class -- has been found.

Authorities investigate bomb threat at federal building

Authorities are investigating after someone called in a bomb threat this morning at the Kluczynski Federal Building in the Loop.

Prosecutors free inmate in pivotal Illinois death penalty case

Rewriting a key chapter in Illinois' death penalty history, Cook County prosecutors Thursday threw out the murder and manslaughter...

Lake County Jail guards indicted in inmate's death

Three years after a Lake County Jail inmate's neck was broken in a scuffle with guards, two former correctional officers have been...

Man charged in downtown convenience store robberies

An Englewood man has been charged in two downtown convenience store robberies this month, authorities said.

Teen shot, wounded in confrontation with police

A 17-year-old boy was shot by police Wednesday night after officers happened upon a shootout in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the...

Waukegan teachers ratify tentative contract

Waukegan school district officials and teachers union representative reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract shortly before...

1 killed, 1 wounded in shootings Wednesday

A 41-year-old man was killed and a teenager was wounded in separate shootngs Wednesday, authorities said.

Trauma center protesters target U. of C. capital campaign

A group of demonstrators calling for a trauma center at the University of Chicago targeted what they said was a kickoff event for the...

U of C: No deal with nurses by Friday; union eyes strike vote

University of Chicago Medicine on Wednesday evening said it will not reach a new labor agreement with its nurses by Friday, when its current...

Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'

In their final face-to-face meeting before Tuesday's election, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis clashed over economic and...

In video, mother tells how she wrapped newborn in plastic, put him in trash

A woman on trial in the death of her newborn described to police how she gave birth in the bathroom of a Streamwood resale shop, wrapped the...

Cops: Elgin man charged with murder in park stabbing

An Elgin man was charged Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of an acquaintance in a park in the northwest suburb, police said.

Cardinal: Closing 7 schools unavoidable in cash-strapped district

In one of Cardinal Francis George’s final acts before retirement, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago will shutter seven...

Majority of required elevator inspections not done in Chicago last year

Chicago elevator inspectors failed to complete more than three-quarters of their required annual inspections last year, resulting in about...

FBI cracks down on 'cracking cards'

On his recent release of "Fast Life," rising Chicago rapper Bandman Kevo brags about having it all — the girls, the guns, luxury cars,...