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The next flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv originally was set to take off from O’Hare International Airport at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, but has since been delayed until 11 a.m.
A 49-year-old Chicago Heights man who spent twenty years in prison after, he claims, he was framed by police for murder, is nearing the end of a long legal journey following his acquittal in a jury trial, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in open court in connection to the Emanuel administration’s effort to break a long-term deal with the operators of the restaurant at Millennium Park.
The Chicago School Board passed a budget with a one-time bump, which gets it by this year but not next according to the fiscal watchdog the Civic Federation.
In the wake of a Chicago Tribune investigation that questioned several unexplained spikes in red light camera tickets since 2007, city officials said they’ll offer anyone who got a ticket during one of those spikes another shot at disputing the citation and getting a refund for the $100 fine.
The Antioch Theatre will live on, after being on the brink of being closed for good.
A frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations.
Anyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.
Cook County prosecutors said 42-year-old Gerald Gaddy has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault, and aggravated battery. Gaddy allegedly had “inappropriate sexual contact” with three girls, ages 15, 16 and 17.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Republican state lawmaker who wants to unseat him have been clashing over proposed legislation favoring companies that keep jobs in America, over those that move operations overseas.
A 64-year-old woman was killed Wednesday morning, when a tire flew off an SUV on the Bishop Ford Freeway, and smashed into the windshield of her car.
Officials in Niles have approved plans for a gun shop and indoor shooting range, despite complaints about its proximity to several schools.
More than a thousand demonstrators – both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian – filled Madison Street and street corners near the Israeli consulate Tuesday afternoon.
Suburban Congressman Peter Roskam is trying to keep up the Pressure on the Department of Energy to keep funds flowing for the clean-up of radioactive waste at the old Kerr-McGee factory site in West Chicago and other places, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Prosecutors said Francisco Espinal-Quiroz was driving at least 15 mph faster than the posted construction zone speed limit at the time of the crash, and there was no evidence that he applied the brakes before the crash, although it was not clear if he fell asleep at the wheel.
A woman described by friends and family as a “supermom,” and another mom who was driving to work on her day off were among the five people killed Monday afternoon in a pair of crashes on Interstate 55.
The budget debate between Democrat Governor Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner now includes accusations of “flim-flamming” and “flip-flopping, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
With temperatures likely reaching 90 degrees for the only the third time this year – and the first time this summer – Tuesday should be a perfect day to hit the beach.
HOBY president and CEO Javier LaFianza said this week’s events were designed to help students identify their passions, and where they want to make a difference in the world.
Shortly after at least four major airlines cancelled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for 24 hours, in the wake of a report of a rocket attack near Ben Gurion Airport.