Metra train fatally hits pedestrian in Oak Forest

A female pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra train in southwest suburban Oak Forest early Friday morning, authorities said.

Chicago man shot to death in Montgomery

A 28-year-old Chicago man was shot to death in west suburban Montgomery Thursday evening, police said.

Santa helps Catholic school complete fundraising mission

After an 11-day stint atop the roof of St. Florian, a Catholic school in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, Santa is finally coming down.

Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday sought to make the case for his first-term record on ethics and pledged to put more information online...

Second bottlenose dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo

A second bottlenose dolphin has been born within the last month to an adult dolphin at the Brookfield Zoo, zoo officials announced Thursday.

3 people injured in separate shootings

Three people were shot in separate incidents in the city Thursday, police said.

2 found dead in South Side home died in murder-suicide

A man and a woman who were found dead in a Woodlawn home Wednesday evening died during an apparent murder-suicide, officials said Thursday.

North Chicago 21-year-old dies after hit-and-run in Waukegan

A North Chicago 21-year-old, who was struck by a speeding vehicle Sunday night in Waukegan, died Wednesday of injuries including&...

Restaurants that repeatedly failed health inspections in 2014: analysis

At least six Chicago restaurants have failed their city health inspection four times each in 2014, according to an analysis of Chicago...

Suspect in 2 downtown bank robberies caught red-handed

Charges have been filed against a Southwest Side man accused of robbing a South Loop bank Wednesday, authorities said.

Schiller Park woman stole money from elderly parents: prosecutor

Bond for a 56-year-old Schiller Park woman was set at $10,000 in Cook County Circuit Court on Wednesday after she was accused of stealing...

Mundelein teen arrested after armed beer heist in Round Lake Beach

A Mundelein teen was in court Thursday for allegedly flashing a gun during a beer heist at a Round Lake Beach liquor store.

Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case ruled competent to stand trial

Two Wisconsin girls accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please a fictional Internet character...

Northbrook man, 72, arrested on child porn charges

A 72-year-old Northbrook man was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of child pornography, police said.

Former teller convicted of bank fraud ordered to repay $212K

Chicago Tribune Media Group's Aurora Beacon-News reports: The former teller at a Geneva bank who admitted to stealing...

Emanuel heading to Chile for holidays, despite possible criticism

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will soon take his annual holiday family vacation to Chile, a move he acknowledged opens him up to criticism just two...

Travel agent charged in religious trip scam

A 42-year-old Chicago travel agent is accused of cheating at least 50 customers out of about $525,000 spent on travel packages for an...

Broadway protected bike lanes 'Top 10' in U.S.

The protected bike lane installed this year on a section of Broadway in Uptown was named one of the year's ten best new bike lanes in the...

'Amazing Race' finale features Barrington woman

As a budding food scientist, northwest suburban native Amy DeJong is used to lab coats, beakers and goggles.

Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy

Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t leaving office without waging at least one more battle against Republican successor Bruce Rauner,...

South Carolina provost introduced as next UIC chancellor

The University of Illinois at Chicago announced Thursday that a longtime university administrator from South Carolina will take over as...

Garrett Popcorn officially loses rights to 'Chicago Mix' name

Patrons might still walk into a Garrett Popcorn shop and ask for "Chicago Mix," but the company is now legally required to call its famous...

Police captain talks of getting shot at standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Pinned down in a hallway as a fugitive fired off shots, Chicago police Capt. Edward Kulbida needed to warn other officers of the firefight,...

Father of 3 slain on way home from work: 'We were supposed to get presents and put up the tree'

Donatello Herrera was rushing home from his late shift, planning to spend the day catching up on Christmas, when the father of three was...

Former Park Ridge tutor found with child pornography: police

A former tutor for middle school and high school students has been arrested after police said they found more than 1,000 images of child...

A look at plans for Chinese developer's massive skyscraper on Chicago River

Something was missing Wednesday when city officials unveiled drawings of a Chinese developer's plans for a massive, mixed-use skyscraper...

Proposed NCAA concussion settlement denied by federal judge

A federal judge has denied a proposed class action settlement between the NCAA and former college athletes who claim to have suffered long-...

Chicago couple found guilty in grant scam case with ties to Obama friend Whitaker

A federal jury Wednesday found a Chicago couple guilty on all counts in a state grant scam trial that featured testimony about power,...

Obama had trouble getting cabs in Chicago, first lady says

Before becoming president, Barack Obama had trouble catching cabs in Chicago, first lady Michelle Obama told People magazine in an interview...

Four similar commercial burglaries hit Irving Park, Mayfair

Police are warning business owners on the Northwest Side of a series of burglaries in the area over the past month.