Gov. Bruce Rauner said he will propose a number of reforms to turn the state around, and indicated they would involve making Illinois more attractive to businesses while slashing spending on everything from health insurance for the poor to public-worker pensions and the state’s payroll.
A year ago, it seemed everyone who rode Metra was complaining about lousy service in the teeth of a bitterly cold and snowy winter. While there are still complaints this winter, they are far fewer than this time a year ago, when each day seemed to bring new emergencies.
A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.
From 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, southbound Red Line trains will be rerouted from the subway to the elevated tracks between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations. From 1:40 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Monday, Green Line service between the Roosevelt and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stations will be suspended.
Two separate lawsuits filed by seven men allege a series of sexual abuses against adolescent boys by a Presbyterian pastor from the early 1980s through the late ’90s at ministries in the Austin and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods.
A dozen copies of Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine at the center of a terrorist attack in Paris, were quickly snatched up Friday morning, but more were on the way next week.
In multiple reported robberies between December and January, robbers either implied or displayed a weapon and stole cash or cartons of cigarettes, according to a business alert from Chicago Police.
Jeffrey Ellis, 48, was working on the vehicle at 1:15 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Homan Avenue when it fell on him, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The Department of Family and Support Services started the “point-in-time” count at 8 p.m. Thursday and was expected to wrap up overnight.
At least one dog died, leaving its owner searching for answers. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
A south suburban mosque recently has been the target of threats posted on social media, a Chicago area Islamic advocacy organization says.
Willie Wilson discusses his personal history — warts and all — with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
Pilgrim Baptist Church was destroyed by a fire nine years ago and has never been rebuilt, despite promises and financial pledges. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A spokesman for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed Thursday that Linda Lingle will become his senior adviser.
A man who broke into a home and tried to sexually assault a woman fled after children interrupted the attack, police said.
A FedEx delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint and his truck stolen Thursday morning in Englewood.
Employees of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks will be moving into a new, state-of-the art office space near the United Center.
The world just inched a bit closer to total annihilation.
There is no such thing as a free snow/cold day.
Investigators tell WBBM they are leaning away from murder charges — at least at this point — against the unnamed youth, whom police say used a large kitchen knife to stab his brother, Larry Miles.
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.
We asked Blackhawks fans to share their photos as they headed out to the Stanley Cup victory rally and parade.