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A grand jury has indicted Lawrence Freed and his vice president, Caroline Walters, for allegedly whitewashing the books to get loans and city funds, according to federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.
Charges are pending against the mother of a dead 7-month-old baby found bundled in a snowsuit in a West Side apartment Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Prosecutors on Thursday said they will not retry a rape case against a man who spent 30 years behind bars after he was tortured into confessing to the crime.
Illinois Hispanic activists are calling the Herbalife company a pyramid scheme and a fraud that the state Attorney General should investigate.
First came the snow, then the bitter cold. Temperatures dipped to 3 below zero overnight at O’Hare, with wind chills of 15 below.
Jah’Niya White’s mother and father say the child’s maternal grandfather has told them at least half a dozen different stories about how the girl sustained her fatal injuries.
Chicago-area people touched by violence will gather on the South and West Sides Thursday night as part of the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said the Cubs need to get started on their project to renovate Wrigley Field, now that the City Council has approved several items on the owners’ wish list for the project.
A foundation established in memory of a young Lake Bluff man is working to prevent other deaths like his.
Most communities are thrilled to host a TV or movie shoot, but the mayor of Tinley Park says he wants nothing to do with a controversial program that wants to film in his village.
A group from the village of Lombard is heading southwest tomorrow morning – with loads of tools and supplies to help the people of Washington, Illinois, rebuild after the tornado, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
The snow might be over, after dumping up to 3 inches of flakes on the Chicago area early Wednesday, but residents are still bracing for the second blast of subzero temperatures in three days.
Mayor Emanuel is signaling that he’s ready for a fight with City Council critics who have stalled a measure he wants to limit the use of electronic cigarettes in Chicago.
Chicago memorial service for South African President Nelson Mandela will be Friday night at Rainbow/PUSH Headquarters.
Chicagoans were hit with the coldest December temperatures in nearly 20 years on Tuesday, and the Wednesday morning commute could be a challenge as the area will get hit with more snow.
Two divers from the Willow Springs Fire Department went into the water along the shore of Columbia Woods in Willow Springs to help free the deer from the ice.
Santa paid a visit today to some children who are happy to be celebrating Christmas out of the hospital, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Although CTA is promising faster trains when the latest round of renovations to the Blue Line are complete, they will not be as fast as riders were promised a few years ago.
People who have been showing up to sign the condolence book for the late South African president Nelson Mandela at the Harold Washington Library have said they felt compelled to share their thoughts and memories.
The Chicago Firefighters Union’s 15th annual toy parade wound its way from the South Side to the West Loop late Saturday morning.