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Lawyer for suspect in FAA fire asks for 'compassion and forgiveness'

Lawyer for suspect in FAA fire asks for 'compassion and forgiveness'

The suspect is accused of setting a fire at Aurora's radar center, which affected air traffic nationwide.

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Centralized dispatch system part of taxi reform proposal

Centralized dispatch system part of taxi reform proposal

Groups representing Chicago cab drivers will join Mayor Emanuel today to announce the plan.

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Charges filed in slaying of mom and daughter, 7

Charges filed in slaying of mom and daughter, 7, on Northwest Side

The two were stabbed and slashed by the women's boyfriend, police said.

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'The walking ATM': Being a cab driver is dangerous

'The walking ATM': Being a cab driver is dangerous

Cabbies have it rough. In Chicago, crimes against them amount to an average of about one per day.

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Construction debris causes 'significant delays' on Blue Line

Construction debris causes 'significant delays' on Blue Line

Only the westbound track was being used between the Racine and LaSalle stations while workers cleaned up the debris.

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Primitive fish found for first time in Chicago waterway

Primitive fish found for first time in Chicago waterway

State fish biologists were looking for Asian carp.

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State police: Motorist cited after fatal 4-vehicle crash on Ryan

State police: Motorist cited after fatal 4-vehicle crash on Ryan

A man killed in a four-vehicle chain reaction crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway Monday afternoon has been identified.

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Obama to speak at Northwestern Thursday: reports

Obama to speak at Northwestern Thursday: reports

The President will visit Northwestern while in the Chicago area for a fundraiser.

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Police warn of armed robberies, break-ins in Kenwood

Police warn of armed robberies, break-ins in Kenwood

Police warn of uptick in armed robberies in Kenwood

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Chicago has seventh-highest average out-of-network ATM fees

Chicago has seventh-highest average out-of-network ATM fees

Chicago has seventh-highest average out-of-network ATM fees

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Mom: Boy, 13, shot dead running from gang members. 'Quit doing this'

Mom: Boy, 13, shot dead running from gang members. 'Quit doing this'

Demureye Macon, 13, was shot in the chest steps away from a Montgomery Park playground.

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Lawyer says suspect in Aurora radar center fire a danger to himself

Lawyer says suspect in Aurora radar center fire a danger to himself

As of 7:30 a.m., nearly 300 flights had been canceled for the day at O'Hare and about 100 others were experiencing...

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Weekend gun toll in Chicago: 40 wounded, 5 killed, including boy, 13

Weekend gun toll in Chicago: 40 wounded, 5 killed, including boy, 13

Two people, including a 13-year-old boy, were shot to death.

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17 Illinoisans make list of richest people in America

17 Illinoisans make list of richest people in America

The Illinois list includes five women and five members of the famous Pritzker family.

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Police seek missing man seen last Sunday morning

Police seek missing man seen last Sunday morning

James Munson, 80, has dementia and was last seen Sunday morning.

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Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater

Metra train fatally strikes woman in Edgewater

The woman's death is being considered an apparent suicide, a police spokesman said.

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ID theft cases soar

Identity theft cases soar

From Target to Home Depot to Jimmy John's, data breaches have increased 1,600 percent.

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Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend

Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend

It's the ultimate tug-of-war competition for a cause this Saturday.

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Owner cited after dogs attack Chicago Police K9 on Southwest Side

Owner cited after dogs attack Chicago Police K9 on Southwest Side

The owners of two dogs that attacked the off-duty police dog are being held after the incident.

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FBI: Contract worker set fire at FAA center, tried to kill himself

FBI: Contract worker set fire at FAA center, tried to kill himself

The fire has been extinguished and the investigation was continuing, according to a police spokesman.

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Woman paralyzed in River West crash: 'I want to live'

Woman paralyzed in River West crash: 'I want to live'

Kelsey Ibach, 25, had her spine crushed in two places in the Sept. 13 crash, and now she's beginning rehab.

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Sexual assault allegations: To name names or not?

Sexual assault allegations: To name names or not?

When it comes to sexual assault allegations, is it ever a good idea to name names?

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Update: Deaf, mute woman found

Deaf, mute woman missing from South Side: cops

Police are asking for the public's help finding 30-year-old Melody "Tiffany" Nunn.

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Urban Outfitters largest vinyl retailer? Local record store skeptical

Urban Outfitters largest vinyl retailer? Local record store skeptical

The lifestyle brand is claiming to be the largest vinyl retailer, but a local shop says that's not the whole picture.

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Second man gets 25 years in 2012 beating of prosecutor at Diversey Harbor

Second man gets 25 years in 2012 beating of prosecutor at Diversey Harbor

The prosecutor was allegedly attacked for trying to help a couple who were targeted because they were assumed to be gay.

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Nuns on the Bus make voter push in Chicago

Nuns on the Bus make voter push in Chicago

The group will meet with Gov. Pat Quinn and low-wage workers before the rally at 2 p.m.

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Third suspect extradited from Indiana in slaying of retired police sergeant

Third suspect extradited from Indiana in slaying of retired Chicago police sergeant

The man will face charges with two teens today in the home invasion and slaying of the 73-year-old.

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Number of marijuana license seekers in Illinois tops expectations

Number of marijuana license seekers in Illinois tops expectations

Illinois received 369 applications for medical marijuana business licenses, which means about 1 in 5 applications will...

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Men accused of stealing $20,000-worth of bikes from lakefront store

Men accused of stealing $20,000-worth of bikes from lakefront store

The men who are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of bikes and parts from Lakeshore Bike in Lakeview...

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