Person in custody after Edgewater Beach accident leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Charges are pending against a person involved in a multi-vehicle accident that left a 71-year-old male pedestrian is dead and three people...

4 Chicago cops from unit at center of scandal amassed more than 200 complaints

For eight years, a controversial list of the most complained-against Chicago cops remained under seal while the city fought its release in...

Man gets 20 years in '12 attack of Wicker Park flower shop employee

A 26-year-old West Side man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison today after pleading guilty to stabbing a Wicker Park flower shop...

Gutierrez is Texas-bound to see how immigrant minors are being treated

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois will be among 12 members of Congress to visit a section of the U.S. border Thursday and Friday where...

New law lets more school workers use emergency injection on students

Trained school employees and volunteers will be allowed to administer an emergency epinephrine injection if they believe a student or...

Evanston bans plastic bags in bigger stores starting next year

Twenty-seven stores in Evanston will no longer be allowed to use plastic shopping bags, starting Aug. 1, 2015.

As CHA socks away millions, HUD calls on agency to expand vouchers

On the day a think-tank publicly released a report that says the Chicago Housing Authority has been socking away hundreds of millions of...

Construction worker injured in wall collapse along I-90

A construction worker in Rosemont whose legs were pinned by a segment of wall that collapsed today was conscious at the scene and being...

Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract

A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost...

2 charged in Hammond shooting that injured Addison mom, daughters

Two people have been charged with shooting an Addison mother and her two daughters in Hammond on Sunday after the woman used Facebook to set...

Aldermen want red light camera hearing at City Council

Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera...

Man held on $2M bail after victim dies 10 days after Palatine beating

A man was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail after murder charges were filed after a man punched while breaking up a fight outside a...

Baseball coach convicted of killing cop in '89 resigns

A  Hegewisch volunteer baseball coach convicted in the slaying of an off-duty Chicago police officer 25 years ago resigned from...

Juno's reopening date: Sept. 1

Jason Chan and his restaurant, Juno (2638 N. Lincoln Ave.), reached an unwelcome milestone this week.

2 women narrowly escape death on Indiana railroad trestle

The two women slowly come into view as the freight train rounds a bend and crosses a trestle in Indiana, the engineer sounding his horn...

Southwest Side bank robbed

A man robbed a bank in the Bridgeport neighborhood this afternoon, police said.

Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions

Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association...

Body found at Whiting beach identified as man from boat accident

A body that washed up on a beach in Whiting, Ind. has been identified as a man who disappeared when a boat sank in Lake Michigan in May,...

Half of air traffic controller job offers go to people with no aviation experience

More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience as part of a...

Man gets 55 years in Englewood kidnapping, sexual assault

A man previously convicted of kidnapping, was sentenced to 55 years in prison this month in the 2010 kidnapping and sexual assault of a...

Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike

The Chicago City Council today approved a 911 phone line fee increase without dissent.

Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne

Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the...

Elgin prisoner fled during bathroom stop, report says

A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from Elgin Mental Health Center custody earlier this month was being transported in a van with three...

Attorney for priest charged in theft case cites 'jurisdictional issues'

A Greek Orthodox priest charged with felony theft waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Milwaukee County courtroom this morning.

Lollapalooza and weather: Is there a plan B?

It was going to be the biggest thing to ever happen to British band the Dunwells: a prime Saturday afternoon slot at Lollapalooza 2012 in...

Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move...

Death of Arlington Heights woman ruled accidental drowning

The death of an Arlington Heights woman who saved a boy in a Wisconsin lake was ruled an accidental drowning, the coroner's office said...

Officials search for victims of Wisconsin man charged with sexual exploitation

Officials are seeking possible underage victims of a Wisconsin man charged with sexual exploitation of a child.

Man fatally shot by off-duty officer in Bucktown identified

Authorities have released the name of a 53-year-old man fatally shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer in the Bucktown neighborhood,...

Downers Grove man charged with shooting light pole

A Downers Grove man faces a felony charge after he was accused of firing his gun from his balcony, striking a light pole, police said.