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The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another winter of colder temperatures and heavier snowfall than normal; and, accurate or not, after last year’s brutal winter, keeping road salt stocked is proving to be an expensive effort.
In a growing movement on social media, many gun owners are making it known they won’t spend their money in shops where they’re not allowed to carry their firearms.
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students returned to class Tuesday for the first day of the new school year, and many of them were taking advantage of the Safe Passage program for the first time.
An elderly woman was killed overnight when her home was leveled by an explosion in southwest suburban LaSalle County. The woman’s son also was in the home at the time, but survived. Three firefighters also were hurt while helping put out the flames.
Some four dozen demonstrators gathered as close as they could get to the Walmart in Pullman to demand a boost in the minimum wage, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth – an Iraq War veteran and a double amputee – has announced that she’s pregnant.
Chicago Police say a man is in custody for throwing his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter out a car window on a South Side street early Monday morning.
Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control say roughly 90 percent of children in Chicago have been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
Property taxes are due in Kane County Tuesday, and while it’s an unpleasant day for some, there are also a few laughs.
Ever wanted to skydive but didn’t have the guts? Now’s your chance at the new iFly in Rosemont and in Naperville. “It’s a vertical wind tunnel so it basically simulates free fall. It’s for the […]
In September and October, the state will take applications from patients whose last names begin with the letters A through L. Then, in November and December, those whose names go from M through Z, can apply.
As Chicago Public School students get ready for the start of school Tuesday, religious leaders are praying for a safe year, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The Republican challenging U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has picked up the support of another prominent Chicago African-American clergyman, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
For the third straight year, the Gresham Police District at 78th and Halsted is the place for free back-to-school haircuts – and some free advice on life.
When you have a spinal cord injury, use a wheelchair or have a developmental disability, everything on land can be a bit more challenging, but a Kankakee organization is offering a sense of freedom to the disabled through adaptive diving.
More than 400 people filled the Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church, in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, to pay their final respects to the nine-year-old boy shot through the heart in a South Side alley on August 20.
A back-to-school tradition on Chicago’s South Side, the Million Father March Parade, took place Saturday morning and it was led by the father of a Jackie Robinson West little league player.
The Jackie Robinson West All Stars were in the spotlight again Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.
A Will County judge has convicted a 20-year-old woman of two counts of murder for her role in a grisly 2013 double slaying in Joliet.