Experts say bed bugs can be found almost anywhere; from homes and businesses to hotels, shelters, and hospitals. Now, an organization for the developmentally disabled in the Chicago area is fighting them.
Dr. Steven Maynard-Moody said he and his fellow researchers found no racial bias in normal traffic stops — in which the sole reason a driver is pulled over is an actual traffic violation — but they did find tremendous bias in so-called “investigatory traffic stops.”
Buses remained the most popular option for public transit users in Chicago last year, although rail ridership set a new record for the CTA.
Motorists who drive along the Jane Byrne Interchange might want to find a new way to get where they’re going starting next week, thanks to a project that will increase traffic for more than a year.
More than four years after she was close to dying from leukemia, an 8-year-old girl from Mount Prospect is healthy again, and will meet the German man who helped save her life by supplying a stem cell donation.
The Shedd Aquarium has adopted its fifth rescue dog, as part of its ongoing effort to demonstrate how to build strong relationships with animals.
Saying they feel cheated out of their chance to play in the Little League World Series last summer, the team that lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West is raising money to go to next year’s tournament, even if it’s just to watch.
Mayors in the Chicago area were none-too-pleased when Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cutting in half the amount of income tax revenue the state sends to municipal governments in Illinois, and they’re teaming up to let him know.
It might not seem like the ideal time of year for a tornado drill, but that’s exactly what state and local officials have planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday across Illinois.
While temperatures will climb above freezing later on Tuesday, the rain will stick around for the afternoon commute.
The Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.
A couple years ago, you could save decent money on your electric bill merely by switching to an alternate energy supplier, but Citizens Utility Board spokesman Jim Chilsen said not anymore. That is because those companies have started hiking rates, and ComEd has gotten out from under an expensive contract.
Maria Estrada went into labor Monday morning, and her husband, Javier Sanchez was driving her to the hospital when she told him she couldn’t wait. Sanhez pulled off the Eisenhower at the Austin exit, and their baby was born moments later.
Illinois lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow ComEd to charge customers about $2 more per month to cover the costs of its nuclear power plants, drawing criticism from a utility watchdog group that says ComEd’s parent company already makes plenty of profit.
The store closed November 12th after a fire in a storage area. Manager Robin Adams said smoke damaged everything in the store.
Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.
Among the first to back Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his bid for mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday was taking a brief moment to enjoy Garcia’s success in forcing a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.
A Catholic school’s boys’ basketball team from Hegewisch was set to resume playoff action on Thursday, but without the girl who has been a starter for the past couple years.
Some local school districts have been ramping up efforts to collect long overdue student fees that have added up into hundreds of thousands of dollars.