While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.
A 7-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a northwest suburban elementary school Thursday morning, and the man who allegedly brought the gun to the boy’s home is being held on a $250,000 bond.
A man who was plotting to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday.
It’s almost back-to-school time, and the Chicago Public School system is asking for your help in providing supplies to kids who need them.
An Elgin man has been convicted of stabbing a high school student to death last year while trying to rob the boy of a backpack.
Police in one suburb stop a man on the street and find an explosive backpack surprise.