Alderman Repeats Use Of Racial Slur To Slam Removal Of Principal Who Blasted EmanuelA Chicago alderman is not backing down from his use of the N-word in criticizing the ouster of a popular elementary school principal who is an outspoken critic of Rahm Emanuel; in fact, he’s doubling down on his profane denunciation of the mayor.
Woman Charged With Hoax After Lying About Finding Abandoned Puppy In Duct-Taped PillowcaseA community college instructor has been charged with felony disorderly conduct, after she told her class she found an abandoned puppy inside a duct-taped pillowcase, but it turned out she made up the story.
Wild Turkey Adopts Duck Eggs After Mom Killed By HawkAfter a wild turkey took over for their mother, who was killed by a hawk, a nest of duck eggs has begun hatching at a west suburban animal rescue center.
Special Olympics Kick Off Spring Games At Soldier FieldDedicated athletes filled Soldier Field on Friday, but it has nothing to do with the Bears or the NFL Draft. Opening ceremonies got underway for the 48th Annual Special Olympics, with thousands of athletes ready to compete in events next week.
DePaul Student Beaten On Blue Line As Witnesses Just WatchJessica Hughes, 19, was left with a black eye, bruises to her head, and a bite mark on her hand.
Attempted Child Luring Reported In Albany ParkPolice said the Roosevelt High School student was walking home from school Tuesday evening in the 4500 block of North St. Louis Avenue when a man driving a white Jeep pulled up alongside her and began honking his horn. The man motioned for her to come over, and she ignored him, but he continued following her for a full block.
Police Warn Of Robber Targeting CTA Passengers In Lincoln ParkChicago Police were warning CTA riders about a series of early morning robberies on trains in Lincoln Park.
Medical Student Missing Just Four Weeks Shy Of GraduationAmbrose Monye's family passed out flyers on Thursday, hoping for leads.
Police Probe Possible Theft From Evanston HS Lockers, By School StaffA day after a gun was found in the backpack of a student at Evanston Township High School, now police say they're investigating an apparent theft from a student's locker--by school staff.
Lawmaker Wants To Erase Word "Alien" From State LawAn Illinois state senator has proposed eliminating the word alien from state laws when referring to people from other countries.
Madigan Wants To Abolish Statute Of Limitations For Child Sex CrimesIn the wake of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s child sex abuse scandal, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has renewed her call to eliminate the statute of limitations on sex crimes against children.
Judge Allows Hastert Victim's Breach Of Contract Lawsuit To ProceedA day after former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison for trying to cover up allegations of sex abuse, a Kendall County judge allowed an individual at the center of the case to proceed with a lawsuit seeking the rest of the hush money Hastert had promised him.