Activists take aim at Emanuel campaign ad

A group of activists plan to call out Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for a re-election campaign ad they say gives the mayor too much...

Burglars drive van into West Side clothing store

Thieves made off with jeans and shoes after driving a van into a through a clothing store in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side...

Surveillance video shows thieves crashing into Louis Vuitton store

Surveillance video shows masked thieves crashing their car into a Louis Vuitton store in north suburban Northbrook and stealing thousands of...

44 arrested in second, calmer night of Ferguson protests

Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict...

Man wounded when bullet smashes through bedroom window

A man was critically wounded when a bullet pierced a bedroom window and struck him in the head in the Back of the Yards neighborhood...

Police search for missing South Shore man last seen month ago

Police are looking for a South Side man who has been missing for about a month.

Former Chicago-area homebuilder gets prison for failing to pay taxes

Dennis Weiss, a former homebuilder based in St. Charles, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Monday for failing to pay more than $1.27...

Man guilty of running pot scheme that authorities say was family affair

A man whose St. Charles parents allegedly aided him in running a marijuana shipping business has been sentenced to five years in prison,...

City Hall sit-in morphs into march along Michigan Avenue

Hundreds of protesters marched Tuesday night through downtown, chanting and making speeches over a loudspeaker about Ferguson, Mo., and...

Bartlett man says at sentencing hearing he shot at car to protect family

A man who fired his handgun and hit another car during an incident earlier this year on traffic-choked Interstate 355 told a DuPage County...

Metra trains stopped in Aurora because of suspicious package

Metra trains headed to and from Aurora on the BNSF line were stopped Tuesday evening as Aurora police dealt with a suspicious package.

Obama visits Chicago to tout immigration action, cites Ferguson controversy

Saying the American experience was formed by "stitching together folks from different backgrounds," President Barack Obama used a Polish...

FAA studying military-style air-traffic backup system, Sen. Kirk says

Fifteen key air traffic control facilities would take over airplane guidance during emergencies in which part or all of the primary...

DuPage Co. OKs budget that reduces spending

Chicago Tribune Media Group's Naperville Sun reports: DuPage County Board members on Tuesday...

FBI: Man robs 4th South Side bank

A man suspected of robbing three other South Side banks this fall and dubbed the ABC Bandit by the Chicago FBI held up a Back of the Yards...

Dad gets 40 years in shooting death of 10-year-old son

A Hammond man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for voluntary manslaughter after he admitted fatally shooting his 10-year-old...

Release denied for man who took police on wild chase through Lake Co.

Chicago Tribune Media Group's Lake County News-Sun reports: The Ingleside teen who led police on a...

Board that oversees Illinois bar exam OKs breaks for nursing mother

The board that oversees the state bar exam has agreed to a "stop-the-clock" break for a woman who is planning to take the grueling test in...

U. of C. student admits to hacking hoax

A threatening incident that the University of Chicago originally said was the act of a hacker has been ruled a hoax.

Protesters claim job discrimination by Ferrara Candy

About two dozen people sang "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round" as they waited for about 30 minutes to press their concerns about hiring...

Ex-Rush owner released to home confinement on fraud charges

The former owner of the Chicago Rush arena football team can live on house arrest at a friend's Gold Coast apartment while he awaits trial...

Overnight parking ban starts Monday

Drivers beware of where you park.

Clean Line's wind-power superhighway approved in Illinois

A 500-mile transmission line designed to move wind-generated electric power from Iowa to Grundy County, Ill. can move forward, Illinois...

No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office

No injuries were reported when a small fire broke out Tuesday morning on the top floor and roof of the old post office building in the South...

Ken Griffin, Illinois' richest man, lists condo on N. Michigan Ave.

Ken Griffin, the founder of Chicago investment firm Citadel and Illinois' richest man, has listed his three-bedroom, 2,494-square-foot...

Buy a car and it snows 6 inches on Christmas, dealership pays you back

Deals on flat screen TVs and fancy electronics are a staple of luring shoppers into stores on Black Friday, but what about a free ride?

Lawsuit filed by elderly couple who escaped home in Midway plane crash

An elderly couple who narrowly escaped when a small cargo plane crashed into their home is suing the airline company.

Mundelein man gets 24 years for killing woman in deadly crash

Chicago Tribune Media Group's Lake County News-Sun reports: A Mundelein man was sentenced...

George W. Bush to visit Naperville bookshop on Monday

Visitors to downtown Naperville on Monday will have the opportunity to meet the 43rd president. George W. Bush will appear at 2 p.m Monday...

Fire Department: Natural gas buildup likely led to South Side building collapse

An explosion of built-up natural gas from a leak likely caused the collapse of a three-story condominium building in the Washington Park...