The state’s top investigator has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is having a farewell party today for its 15-year-old polar bear that’s being moved to a zoo on in North Carolina while a new polar bear exhibit is built over the next two years.
Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable.
A man was shot early Saturday while driving on Lake Shore Drive in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Valparaiso police are investigating the entry of a residence in northwest Indiana early Friday morning, after a male subject woke up a sleeping 5-year-old girl.
A Sugar Grove man was killed after the pickup he was driving crashed into a pole in west suburban Aurora Friday afternoon.
At least 11 people — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
Prosecutors say 34-year-old Charles Tate was keeping the pit bulls, which had no access to water from their cages.
Chicago police say the boy discovered a loaded gun, which went off while he or a playmate was handling it.
The resignation of James Barkemeyer may be connected to a Wilmette police investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with teenage employees at his Wilmette hardware store in the early 1990s.
In the Aug. 17 meeting with Chicago, Las Vegas outhit Jackie Robinson West 13-2 behind Brennan Holligan’s sterling pitching. He struck out six and walked two, making short work of the game thanks to the offensive onslaught backing him.
Nouveau Tavern has filed a lawsuit against the city for, among several allegations, pulling the club’s liquor license for a weekend; “conducting unfounded over-crowding investigations”; and using tactics “clearly meant to harass, intimidate.”
George disclosed in March that he was undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer surrounding his right kidney and that he expected the cancer to likely be the cause of his death.
Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.
Jackie Robinson West continues to be a ratings blockbuster, with Thursday night’s thrilling victory being the most-watched TV program in Chicago.
GoJet Airlines flight 3642, operating as United Express, landed safely after experiencing a cabin pressure problem, and an indication of smoke in the cockpit.
In the early hours of Friday morning, thousands of Chicagoans were woken with a startling sound of an emergency alert coming from their phones.
Five Chicago mayors have attended De La Salle; including both Richard J. Daley and his son Richard M. Daley, Frank Corr, Martin Kennelly and Michael Bilandic. Other notable alums include the late Cook County Board Presidents George Dunne and Dan Ryan, and broadcasting brothers Bryant and Greg Gumbel.
David Jordan and Peter Williams, have been charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Soon, the lock and key may go the way of the typewriter.
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.
We asked Blackhawks fans to share their photos as they headed out to the Stanley Cup victory rally and parade.
Heavy rainfall that continued for several hours early Wednesday in the north and northwest suburbs left many streets and homes flooded.