An ordinance sponsored by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) would have outlawed unauthorized strip clubs in residential neighborhoods, but allowed some nudity in clubs that serve booze.
The House Labor & Commerce Committee heard testimony Wednesday from supporters of increasing the minimum wage in Illinois beyond the current $8.25.
Some local schools have begun warning parents of a new smartphone app that kids can use to anonymously post vicious and nasty comments about each other.
The South Bend Police Department said it wants to learn more about new technology that could make dangerous high-speed chases a thing of the past.
A 19-year-old Waukegan woman was sentenced to 8½ years in prison under a plea deal Wednesday for serious injuries she inflicted on her 6-month-old daughter last July
A proposed ordinance backed by most of the City Council would require employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for most of their workers.
Three firefighters went to the hospital overnight after they slipped and fell on ice while battling an extra-alarm blaze at a foundry in west suburban Batavia.
The woman, thought to be in her 40s, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back about 10:15 p.m. in the 8800 block of South May Street.
Firefighters responded to the blaze about 7:30 p.m. at Lincolnwood Place, a six-story retirement home at 7000 N. McCormick Blvd.
An Indiana judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the murder trial of a Gary man accused of beating to death a 60-year-old neighbor whose dog he walked.
The woman was walking on the street on Randall Road when she was hit by a Ford Taurus, driven by a 65-year-old woman, around 4:15 a.m. Thursday.
Directors of the union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers have removed the lodge’s president.
Heavy snow and cold created a slippery mess at an intersection in downtown Hammond Wednesday morning.
Republican candidates for governor in Illinois’ upcoming primary election turned on each other Wednesday night.
A teenage boy is in serious condition after he was shot Wednesday afternoon in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood.
A South Side clerk was arrested Wednesday for bringing cigarettes from Missouri to Illinois to sell illegally at a South Chicago neighborhood gas station.
The defense in the murder trial of Orland Park businessman Allan Kustok spent the day Wednesday trying to discredit the prosecution’s star witness.
A Chicago Water Department employee found the body about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. The body was reportedly decomposed.
The administrators of the SAT on Wednesday announced a major makeover to the college entrance exam.
A man who fled to Korea 17 years ago while on trial for killing a northwest suburban woman in a DUI crash has been extradited and is being held without bond in the Cook County Jail.
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.
Blackhawks fans celebrated all night long and into the early morning after the Blackhawks beat the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years.