Steven Nincic, 35, was taking shelter from a thunderstorm inside a large canvas tent at Prairie Fest on Sunday, when a strong gust of wind caused the tent to collapse, killing Nincic.
A 32-year old man who took a video of his critical exchange with a loafing Gary lifeguard says he was very upset about what he saw last weekend.
Gary police say charges will be considered today against two men arrested a couple of days ago for deliberately starting fires in vacant buildings.
A staffing and recruiting company downtown did something a little out of the ordinary today. It staged a “No Email Day.”
Electricity users in the city of Chicago are going to find themselves with choices over the next month or so as the city ends its bulk discount program for buying electricity.
On a hot summer day like today one might want to cool off in Lake Michigan, with the assurance that lifeguards have your back.
Some West Side elementary school students are letting it be known through their artwork how they feel about the violence that has plagued their community.
Chicago police officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood, although some residents said police shot an unarmed man during a memorial for a friend who died in a crash three years ago.
A bullet-riddled car found on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago early Wednesday might have been shot in west suburban Bellwood.
Some Chicago police officers have become involved in an effort on the West Side to spark interest in math and science among children, and in the process have improved relations with the community.
The sequel to Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird hit store shelves on Tuesday, and while readers might already know the characters in Go Set A Watchman, they certainly aren’t the same as we remember.
Chief Ranger Mike Bremer said the beach at Central Avenue, on the east side of Beverly Shores, has been closed indefinitely, because high waves last week washed away the sand, leaving an eight-foot drop-off, which has at its base some jagged pieces of an old road that used to run along the beach.
You don’t need to wear a top hat and spats when you visit the Chicago area’s newest grocery store, but you might feel like you should.
It hasn’t generally been taught in Chicago schools, but the city is home to a memorial to Confederate soldiers, at a cemetery in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
As part of its 100th anniversary, the DuPage County Forest Preserve District has put together a 100-mile biking and hiking trail linking existing trails.
Hundreds of jobs were up-for-grabs Thursday at a job fair in Aurora. Chicago Premium Outlets is expanding, with 50 new stores slated to open late next month.
Outspoken anti-violence activist Rev. Michael Pfleger said Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent might have gone too far in the past couple days, in their criticism of the father of a 7-year-old boy who was slain over the July 4th weekend.
With more than 210,000 Deadheads crowding Soldier Field for three nights over the weekend, it should be no surprise there was a pervasive smell of marijuana in the air in and around the stadium as the Grateful Dead bid a final farewell to their fans.
Senator Mark Kirk says President Barack Obama wanted to cut, by a third, the Space Grant Program that funds research, education and service projects designed to promote an interest in space and the sciences.
The long strange trip is over for The Grateful Dead, and their farewell shows have gone down in the record books as by far the most popular concerts in Soldier Field history.