FBI searches Chinatown restaurants, at least 2 owned by famed chef Tony Hu

FBI agents executed search warrants at several restaurants in the Chinatown neighborhood Friday as part of an ongoing investigation,...

Des Plaines man who tried to hire killers to burn wife, friends alive gets 17 years

A Des Plaines man was sentenced to nearly 18 years in federal prison after being convicted of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged...

Man charged with DUI in 2013 crash that killed woman, 78, in Aurora

An Aurora man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail after being charged with aggravated DUI for a crash in 2013 that killed a 78-year-...

Police to screen CTA train passengers for explosives

CTA train riders will be subject to random baggage screening next month as a part of a new security initiative to sweep for explosives at...

Former radio host convicted of mortgage fraud

A federal jury convicted former national radio host Warren Ballentine on Friday of participating in Chicago-area mortgage fraud schemes that...

Police release surveillance photo in Loop armed robberies

Police have released a surveillance photo of a suspect in two armed robberies at Loop stores.

Englewood 5K race organizers seek to inspire peace and good health

Tired of the violence and seeking a way to rally their community, two South Side women are organizing what's believed to be the first-ever...

Craft brewery on tap for Oak Park?

Oak Park may soon become home to a craft brewery.

Skokie school reopens after closing 2 days because of Instagram threat

School is back in session at Skokie's McCracken Middle School Friday as administrators said "a juvenile who attended McCracken" has been...

Why Tom Skilling wishes you all a happy Friday

October 2014 has saved its nicest weather for its final weekend. And the timing couldn’t more perfect.

Off-duty Chicago cop shot during robbery attempt 'alert and talking'

An off-duty Chicago police officer was "alert and talking" after he was shot in the chest during an apparent robbery attempt early Friday on...

400 lawsuits seek $11 million from tollway scofflaws

As many as 400 lawsuits have been filed over the last two years against chronic violators who have refused to pay tolls and fines totaling...

Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty International

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer...

Ebola test negative for child who fell ill on flight from Liberia to O'Hare

A girl has tested negative for the Ebola virus after falling ill earlier this week during a flight from Liberia to Chicago, hospital...

Police wound gunman involved in fatal robbery in Auburn Gresham

Police officers shot one of the two gunmen who had killed a man and wounded another during a robbery in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on...

Serial killing victim lived in fear: 'Too scared to do anything'

Kristine Williams knew how she would die, according to her family.

1 killed, 10 shot in overnight violence

One person was stabbed and at least 10 others were shot, one fatally, in separate shootings across the South and West sides since Thursday...

Cops: Girl, 12, with bipolar disorder missing

Chicago police have issued a missing person alert for a 12-year-old girl who is bipolar.

War vets vying in 8th District diverge on Islamic State tactics

The two war veterans running in the 8th Congressional District take markedly different views on the prospect of using U.S. ground troops...

Mail carrier attacked by pit bull in Carpentersville

A female postal worker suffered lacerations to the head and arms after she was attacked by a pit bull Thursday in Carpentersville, police...

Man sentenced to 35 years for sex assault on girl, 12

A Carol Stream man convicted of sexually preying on a young female acquaintance was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison by a judge...

$1 million lottery ticket sold in Elmhurst

An Elmhurst gas station has sold a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million, according to Illinois Lottery officials.

Prosecutors: Man beat, sexually assaulted and drugged woman for a week

A 33-year-old man held his girlfriend captive for a week and repeatedly beat and sexually assaulted her and forced her to take drugs,...

17-year-old charged in West Side man's slaying

A 17-year-old boy was ordered held without bail after he was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man in front of a North Lawndale...

Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state

Tinley Park trustees have agreed to purchase the multimillion-dollar former Mental Health Center to maintain control over one of the largest...

Man charged with arson in Logan Square fire

A man charged with setting fire to a vacant Logan Square home allegedly watched from a nearby porch as flames spread to an occupied building...

Cockroach climbs City Council chambers as pest control commissioner testifies

Cockroaches are not an unfamiliar sight in Chicago’s aging City Hall, but one of substantial size had the nerve Thursday to scale...

FBI: Joliet man charged with Orland Park bank robbery

A suspect in an Orland Park bank robbery where a gun was fired several times was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in Joliet,...

'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion

Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to...

'Suspicious package' found at Hoffman Estates High School

A suspicious package left by the football field of Hoffman Estates High School on Thursday morning is being examined, officials said.