Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to numerous generations of...

Woman wounded in leg during Cragin shooting

A woman who was shot in the leg this morning on the Northwest Side declined to be taken to a hospital, authorities said.

Police: Body found in lake in Streerville

A body was pulled from the waters of Lake Michigan this morning in the Streeterville neighborhood.

Man dead, 13 others wounded in city shootings

A man shot near Garfield Park died Saturday night after he drove about mile east before flagging down police, one of at least 14 people shot...

Police: 2 charged in city tow truck scam

A Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation worker and a female relative have been charged in a scheme to use his tow truck to move...

Prosecutors: Gunman told fellow gang member 'I just hit a shorty'

Prosecutors said Saturday that one of the men charged in the Aug. 20 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy had this reaction when he hopped...

Chicago-area storm watches canceled

Severe thunderstorm watches in the Chicago area have been called off, although a chance of storms will linger tonight and some central...

2 wounded in city shootings

Two men have been wounded in shootings on the city's South and Southwest sides since mid-afternoon today, police said.

Spokane bishop introduced as Chicago's next archbishop

Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., was introduced this morning as Chicago’s next archbishop, succeeding the cancer-stricken...

Man dies after being hit by motorcycle in Romeoville

A man was killed when a motorcycle struck him as he walked in a Romeoville street late Friday, authorities said.

Extra-alarm fire at West Side church

Firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm fire that broke out this morning at a church on the West Side in the Austin neighborhood.

Missing McHenry man found dead in Kenosha lake

A McHenry man missing in Kenosha County, Wis., for three days, was found dead in a lake there Friday morning, authorities said.

Indiana Toll road operators to submit restructuring plan

The private operator of the Indiana Toll Road, facing possible bankruptcy due to $6 billion in debt, said it expects to submit a...

Chicago River bridge lifts cancelled Saturday; Wednesday next

The movable bridge lifts on the Chicago River’s Main and South branches scheduled to start Saturday have been cancelled, with the next...

Man fatally stabbed in Gresham neighborhoood

A 21-year-old man was fatally wounded in a stabbing during a fight Friday night on the South Side in the city's Gresham neighborhood.

Vatican names Spokane bishop to succeed Cardinal George

The Vatican on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the leader of the Archdiocese...

1 dead, 14 wounded in city shootings: 'Please don't let me die'

A teen was shot to death and at least 14 other people, including a 12-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings between Friday afternoon and...

Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race

As Ald. Robert Fioretti embarks on a campaign to convince voters he’d be better at running the city than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he’...

Reports: Spokane bishop to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

The Vatican on Saturday is expected to name a successor to the ailing Cardinal Francis George, choosing a relative moderate from...

Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy...

Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus

A 60-year-old Evanston man has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, making his the first confirmed case of the potentially deadly disease in...

Former Harvey schools chief gets probation for misconduct, theft of $78,000

A former Harvey elementary school superintendent accused of stealing from the impoverished south suburban school district while he was at...

Boy, 16, fatally shot in Old Town was member of Jesse White Tumblers

A 16-year-old boy who died in a shooting in Old Town was a member of the tumbling team coached by Secretary of State Jesse White, who...

Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change

A day after meeting with a Chicago Native American group, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner declined to say whether he thinks the...

Thieves take dozens of laptops during 2nd break-in at Wilmette school

For the second time in four months, Wilmette authorities are looking for answers after someone broke into Baker Demonstration School and...

Man found guilty on all counts in murder of ex-girlfriend, 15

A Cicero man was found guilty today of murdering his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend and attempting to murder her mother during a shooting in...

Relative charged in South Side shooting that injured boy, 8

A relative of a boy who suffered a graze wound Wednesday during a domestic dispute in the city's Gresham neighborhood, was charged this...

Prosecutors want to try as adult girl charged in Endia Martin's slaying

Moments after learning she could face trial as an adult and potentially decades behind bars, a 15-year-old girl accused of killing Endia...

Injured vet gets free house: 'Tim paid a price for this home'

Tim Carner knew something was up as his family pulled into a Woodstock neighborhood this...

Police: Woman, boyfriend confess in slaying of her mother in Bali

An Oak Park man has confessed he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island, and the girlfriend...