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A longtime criminal defense attorney said Monday’s acquittal of a Chicago police officer in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed woman appears to be the result of prosecutors giving the officer a break.
Hold on to your hats. Chicago will live up to its nickname as the Windy City on Tuesday, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.
Glenview Public School District 34 taught bike riding about 20 years years ago, but stopped the program when it became too difficult to manage all the student’s personal bicycles. The Glenview Education Foundation brought back the program this spring for first and second graders, by buying 50 bikes for the kids to use.
Thousands of mourners were expected to visit Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday, as a two-day visitation begins for Cardinal Francis George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, who died on Friday.
The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The badly battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.
Police in Harvey have found the biggest home-based pot growing operation in that south suburb’s history, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A truck driver has been sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a crash last year on I-88 that killed a tollway worker and injured a state trooper.
After a brief vacation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned to Chicago and offered his first public comments since the scope of the federal inspection into the Chicago Public Schools came to light, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A Cook County judge has cleared a Chicago police officer of all charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago. Family members of the shooting victim were outraged.
Chicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.
A suburban fire chief says investigators are still working to determine the cause of an extra-alarm fire that destroyed a Barrington Hills mansion over the weekend, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
One of the Chicago Park District’s most popular attractions has planned a big party on Earth Day, when it will reopen greenhouses that suffered severe damage in a hailstorm four years ago.
As a young woman from Chicago awaits a verdict from an Indonesian court in the killing of her mother, she’s moving to transfer part of her $1.3 million trust fund to her newborn daughter.
Windy City Produce, a grocery store in Irving Park, was gutted early Monday, after an extra-alarm blaze tore through the building, causing part of the roof to collapse.
State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez was scheduled to announce reforms to how her office handles minor drug cases, including dismissal of all future misdemeanor marijuana cases. The move also is expected to cover how prosecutors handle cases involving small amounts of other drugs; including ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin.
University police issued a campus security alert at about 2 a.m., after three people were shot in an alley in the 5400 block of South Ellis Avenue. Police said two men and a woman were sitting in a blue Ford Thunderbird in a parking lot, when someone came up to the car and opened fire around 12:30 a.m.
(CBS) — It stands 95 feet high and is 42 feet wide and this season, it’s Wrigley Field’s crown jewel. The Chicago Cubs new video board has been a long time in the making. “This […]
A ceremony remembering the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in World War II was held in Skokie Sunday.
An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.
Chicago area Catholics are remembering Francis Cardinal George at the first Sunday mass since he died.