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Colorful outdoor 'people spots' are good for Chicago business, council says

Colorful outdoor 'people spots' are good for Chicago business, council says

Those colorful outdoor seating areas around Lakeview, Andersonville, Bronzeville and the Loop might be good for area...

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Want a spot in Hot Doug's line? You'll have to pay for it

Want a spot in Hot Doug's line? You'll have to pay for it

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Woman accused of stealing $17,000 in West Loop apartment scam

Woman accused of stealing $17k in West Loop apartment scam

Police have arrested the woman accused of stealing more than $17,000 in a West Loop apartment rental scam last...

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43 Chicago homicides in September

43 Chicago homicides in September

Our monthly analysis of preliminary police data on homicides in the city.

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Storms may strain air traffic system still recovering from fire

Storms may strain air traffic system still recovering from fire

Bad timing, more airport headaches. Is it Friday yet?

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CTA Red Line rapper SoLow mic drops at Jackson station

CTA Red Line rapper SoLow mic drops at Jackson station

The Red Line rapper's seriously talented mic drop is going viral.

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 Pro-Emanuel PAC raises another $1 million

Pro-Emanuel PAC raises another $1 million

It's Mayor Rahm Emanuel's latest backing for the 2015 city elections.

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DNA leads to charges in 6 rapes dating back to 2003

DNA leads to charges in 6 rapes dating back to 2003

Two brothers face charges in a string of rapes across Chicago.

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Bra sculpture aims to raise breast cancer awareness

Bra sculpture aims to raise breast cancer awareness

It's 16 feet tall, bright pink, 1,500 pounds and giving Marilyn a run for her money.

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Police alert: Woman sexually assaulted in Lincoln Park

Police alert: Woman sexually assaulted in Lincoln Park

A 24-year-old woman was dragged into an alley and sexually assaulted over the weekend.

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Repairs to Humboldt Park after Riot Fest triple last year's

Repairs to Humboldt Park after Riot Fest triple last year's

Clean up costs in Humboldt Park triple last year's bill.

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Morton Salt Girl honored with spot on walk of fame

Chicago's Morton Salt Girl honored with spot on NYC walk of fame

Fun fact: She's been the brand's symbol for 100 years.

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Lawsuit: Wrong sperm delivered to lesbian couple

Lawsuit: Wrong sperm delivered to lesbian couple

A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from...

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16-year-old boy dead, 5 wounded in Chicago shootings

16-year-old boy dead, 5 wounded in Chicago shootings

A 16-year-old boy died in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood, one of at least five people shot in Chicago on...

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State begins notifying medical marijuana applicants

State begins notifying medical marijuana applicants

Thee first patients have been approved, but they'll have to wait until spring for the product.

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Alderman wants bigger fines for impersonating a city worker

Alderman wants bigger fines for impersonating a city worker

The alderman says a former employee used his identification while doing city business.

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Police searching for Gold Coast watch thieves

Police searching for Gold Coast watch thieves

The Chicago Police Department is searching for four alleged watch thieves who broke into a glass case at a high-end Gold...

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Police warn of car- and trash-fires across Lakeview

Police warn of car- and trash-fires across Lakeview

Someone has been setting fires to trash cans and cars in alleyways around Lakeview throughout the summer, according to a...

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Emanuel asking city 'sister agencies' to join $13 minimum wage push

Emanuel asking city 'sister agencies' to join $13 minimum wage push

If all city agencies join the movement, the wage hike would benefit about 2,400 employees, according to the mayor's...

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Facebook post hints at a motive for fire at FAA radar center

Facebook post hints at a motive for fire at FAA radar center

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

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Emanuel taxi proposal: No fare hike, centralized dispatch

Emanuel taxi proposal: No fare hike, centralized dispatch

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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Blue Line service returning to normal after construction debris slows traffic

Blue Line service returning to normal after construction debris slows traffic

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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