The state’s most powerful Democrat says the Illinois House will approve a temporary budget to ensure continued services as a new fiscal year starts Wednesday without a spending agreement.
Hundreds of suitcases fill the parking lot outside Elmhurst College as 500 international students board buses to the airport to go back home.
Chicago Public Schools will be able to make a $634 million pension payment by the midnight deadline, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Some residents in Lakeview have launched a petition drive to do away with the new Lincoln Hub, a so-called “placemaking” installation at the six-corner intersection of Lincoln, Southport, and Wellington avenues.
Smoke from wildfires in northern Canada, have spread over a large portion of the Midwest, spreading as far south as Tennessee.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday she will present a preliminary budget plan that includes a proposal to increase the county sales tax she spent years rolling back.
Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel said, as of June 29, the statewide average rainfall for June was 9.37 inches, more than double the monthly average of 4.2 inches for June.
This month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which will be bad through the holiday weekend.
Police were not saying if they believe the two fatal shootings are connected, but it appears the victims knew each other.
Authorities responded to the barricade situation in the 4400 block of North Drake about 3:20 a.m., police said. It was not yet clear why police were originally called to the scene.
The Chicago Public Schools and its teachers face two deadlines on Tuesday: their three-year contract expires at midnight, and a $634 million pension payment is due by the end of the day.
It’s a race against the clock in Springfield, with lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner facing a midnight deadline to reach a deal on the state budget so no state services are interrupted.
A marked police SUV with its emergency equipment activated was northbound on Millard Avenue about 8:55 p.m. when it was hit by a Dodge headed east on Cermak Road, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The Dodge failed to stop at a stop sign before the crash.
About 5:30 p.m., the 31-year-old was in a vehicle in the 3500 block of West Irving Park Road when another male walked up and shot him in the chest, shoulder and left arm , police said.
About 2:30 a.m., the 49-year-old woman was found unresponsive inside a third-floor apartment in the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street, police said.
Amtrak will begin a 40-day project to revamp switches on the south end of Union Station, and that could mean delays and platform changes for riders on the BNSF, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines.
The man, 21, was walking on the sidewalk in the 7800 block of South Carpenter Street about 10:40 p.m. when a male walked up and opened fire, police said.
Charisse E. Wesley, 46, was involved in the crash about 4 a.m. near Torrence Avenue and River Oaks Drive in Calumet City, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
About 5:30 p.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the chest, shoulder and left arm in the 3900 block of North Central Park Avenue, police said.
Their tactic: a call for help. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A tornado ripped through Coal City, Illinois, on Monday. It was the second time in less than two years that the small town was devastated by a tornado.
Stuntman Nik Wallenda braved cool temperatures and 15 mph winds as he walked 50 stories above the streets of Chicago as thousands looked on Sunday, November 2nd (Photos by Alex Goykhman).
A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks at the O’Hare station early Monday, after the train failed to slow down while pulling into the station, and went through the barriers at the end of the tracks.
A man wanted for murder in Georgia rammed several cars while fleeing police Sunday, before crashing on Lake Shore Drive, prompting a standoff with police that lasted more than 8 hours.
Much of the town of Washington, Ill was destroyed by a tornado on Sunday.