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The first week of school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included a crash course in vaccinations, as health officials struggle to contain a growing mumps outbreak.
A Cook County commissioner has asked the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for a Latino designation when identifying the race of those who die in the county.
Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Christopher Covelli said a Kia Optima struck a tree and burst into flames just east of the intersection of Rollins Road and Lake Shore Drive in Ingleside shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The CTA initiative will be a part of the agency’s successful Second Chance Program, which trains non-violent ex-offenders, victims of abuse, and others who face barriers to employment.
The latest annual study finds traffic has recovered completely since the economy tanked in 2008, and five of the 20 most congested roads in the U.S. are in the Chicago area.
Firefighters responded to the blaze around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at a two-flat in the 4100 block of West Maypole Avenue.
Family and friends of three fallen officers were on hand at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park to unveil the newest names to the wall of honor.
Past and present Chicago Public School officials agree talk of possible bankruptcy is way off-base, and the state needs to take a more concrete role in easing the system’s pension crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The head of animal control in Will County says he is concerned about the rising number of rabid bats found in homes this summer.
A smartphone app has been touted as a great communications tool for teachers, and could get a lot more use now that schools are getting back in session.
The new law creates a special court, dubbed the “rocket docket,” for non-violent inmates charged with minor retail theft, or trespassing; many of whom now have to wait behind bars for months, because they cannot afford even a low bail.
A group of South Side parents and activists have begun their ninth day of a hunger strike, as they demand the Chicago Board of Education accept their plan to turn Dyett High School into a global leadership and green technology academy.
Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said Chicago area drivers can expect to see prices fall by up to 50 cents in the next couple weeks, after BP confirmed it has reopened the crude distillation unit that went offline on Aug. 8.
A group of suburban residents were planning a protest Tuesday morning at the grand opening of a new Mariano’s grocery store, over the company’s policy allowing customers to carry concealed weapons.
The mayor said he, his finance team, and cabinet members will attend the meetings on Monday, Aug. 31, Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3. Emanuel said he’ll spell out the choices the city must make in these challenging, pension debt-driven times; and he wants to hear residents’ thoughts on coping with the crises.
Police said officers pulled over a Pontiac Bonneville for a routine traffic stop around 7:30 p.m. in the 7500 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. The 26-year-old man behind the wheel allegedly sped away after the officers got out of their squad car.
The S&P 500 closed down 78; the Nasdaq dropped 180, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 588 points, settling to 15,871.
The family that runs Kwick Shop Liquor has owned the convenience store for 2 ½ years, and said there has never been a robbery attempt before.
U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) said bipartisan legislation he has sponsored would commit $100 million in federal funding to states to subsidize the wages of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients, through programs like YCC.
Fourteen of the painted fiberglass horses you might have seen on the streets of Chicago this summer have been put up for auction on eBay this week, to benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.