Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn

President Barack Obama on Sunday night helped launch an all-out effort by Democrats to get voters to the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling...

Prosecutors: Man repeatedly whipped son, 13, with cord

A Chicago man has been charged with felony domestic battery after prosecutors say he...

Aunt of slain teen: 'Emanuel, please do something about the violence'

With pain in her voice, the aunt of an 18-year-old woman who was fatally shot early Sunday morning on the city's Northwest Side pleaded...

1 dead in single-car crash in northwest suburban Bull Valley

A man was discovered dead after a car was found in a ditch this afternoon in northwest suburban Bull Valley, said officials.

West Side woman held in boyfriend's stabbing death

A 29-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death...

Man seriously wounded in West Englewood shooting

A 20-year-old man was seriously wounded Sunday afternoon in a shooting on the South Side in the city's West Englewood neighborhood.

Man in custody after 4 women found dead in Gary, Hammond

Hammond police say they have a person of interest in custody in connection with the deaths of four women whose bodies were found over the...

Police release sketch of man suspected of trying to lure 2 kids on South West Side

Chicago Police on Sunday released a sketch of a man suspected of trying to lure two children by...

Another horse statue honoring police found damaged on Michigan Avenue

Another horse statue honoring police was found broken into several pieces this morning on the city's Magnificent Mile.

Cragin: Gunfire now common in what was a quiet neighborhood

Gilbert Sanchez said he remembers a time when he would stay up until 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning to work on his car outside of his home on...

Cop, pedestrian injured in traffic crash on Far South Side

A Chicago police officer and a pedestrian were injured in a traffic crash on the Far South Side on Saturday evening, authorities said.

1 dead, 7 hurt in shootings since Saturday afternoon

An 18-year-old woman was shot to death and seven other people, including two teenage boys, were wounded in shootings across the city since...

Veteran 17th Ward alderman will not seek re-election

Longtime 17th Ward Alderman Latasha Thomas announced Saturday that she will not be running for re-election in the spring.

Officials seek to 'keep the word alive' in SIU student's February death

With the facts in dispute and many seeking answers regarding a Southern Illinois University student's death in February, Morton Grove...

Foster, Senger debate health care, budget

Candidates to represent the 11th Congressional District clashed Saturday on health care, the federal budget and gridlock in Washington.

Forest Preserve officials find man, 91, safely in Skokie Lagoons

A 91-year-old man who became lost in the Skokie Lagoons Friday night was found safely and returned to his family after a nearly three hour...

Bronzeville wreck seriously injures juvenile

A youngster was badly injured during a traffic crash this afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood, officials said.

IIT's Pumpkin Launch doesn't put any fruit into orbit

A crowd of students and their families watched as the large wooden sling, with a pumpkin attached at the end, spun like an out-of-control...

Schneider, Dold trade jabs on Medicare

A debate Saturday between the rivals in the north suburban 10th Congressional District – Rep. Brad Schneider, the first-term Democrat,...

Far South Side man held on $1M bail in East Chatham fatal shooting

A far South Side man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Saturday after being charged in a September shooting that killed a 22-year-...

Banks robbed in Brainerd, River Forest

Banks in the Brainerd neighborhood on Chicago's South Side and in west suburban River Forest were robbed Saturday morning and police have...

Cops: Vehicle drives into bank on North Side

A vehicle drove into a Chase Bank branch on the North Side Saturday, police said.

Two killed, 9 wounded in city shootings

Two men were killed and nine people, including a 17-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings throughout the city since Friday evening,...

Madigan son-in-law leaving RTA post

The son-in-law of House Speaker Michael Madigan is leaving his post as chief of staff of the Regional Transportation Authority.

Opponents sue over Niles gun range plan

A community group filed a lawsuit Friday against the village of Niles in an effort to stop a gun shop and range from being built near...

In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root

Consider DuSable Park the Block 37 of parkland.

Three medical marijuana clinics clear hurdle

Three companies that want to be among the city's first medical marijuana dispensaries won zoning approval Friday, but still need state...

Man who was abused as child sentenced to prison for sex trafficking

No one disputes that Malik McKee's childhood in Chicago was horrific, growing up in a violent world dominated by gangs, drugs and sexual...

Skokie cops search for armed man in attempted robbery of Salvation Army store

Skokie police were searching for an armed man who attempted to rob the Salvation Army Family Store on Friday, according to police.

Ex-Pippen adviser convicted of bank fraud

A federal jury on Friday found Scottie Pippen's onetime financial adviser guilty of bank fraud for a variety of schemes that included taking...