Friends and family of a fallen soldier from Mokena were preparing to say their final goodbyes on Tuesday, when 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will be laid to rest after he was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
A Chicago man has been charged with shooting at an SUV as he was driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Sunday night.
A lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.
Racial breakdown numbers for traffic stops throughout Illinois will be released July 1, but one north suburban police department has decided to make its info public early.
Illinois tied with New York for 1st in the U.S. in tough driving laws for teenagers, 9th best in safety, and 10th in economic environment – a measure of ticket fines and insurance rates.
Dominique Hodrick, 23, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, and three counts of aggravated battery in connection with the May 29 death of Dr. Betty Howard.
City officials and a utility watchdog group have requested a state investigation into some alternative power that may be tricking or confusing Chicago customers with their prices.
Crews were called to the home around 3:20 a.m. Neighbor George Spear said he was awakened by the crackling and popping sounds coming from the burning home.
Icy conditions Friday night and the explosion in the number of potholes throughout the weekend have made for some pretty busy auto repair places.
One of the Salvation Army’s many programs provides Head Start services to pre-schoolers.
Several protests have been scheduled for Thursday in Chicago, as part of a nationwide demonstration in favor of a higher federal minimum wage.
Students at a Southwest Side high school have been putting their lessons into practice, as they work to provide Thanksgiving meals to 300 senior citizens on Tuesday.
On this 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Chicagoans are remembering where they were at the time.
With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown and the Near North Side soon will be crawling with shoppers and tourists, and people who don’t normally come into the city. They’ll also be crawling with something else: pickpockets.
Police were called to the home Wednesday to conduct a well-being check, after relatives called to say they hadn’t heard from the family since Saturday.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said he favors criminal prosecutions of school bullies who take things too far.
A ribbon-cutting was being held downtown on Thursday for a more spacious legal clinic for military veterans.
A 144-year old social services group is moving its headquarters from the city’s North Side to a brand new facility in a blighted area of the West Side.
The Chicago Park District’s “Senior Games” began Tuesday morning on the South Side, but hot weather was not much of a factor, despite the 90-plus temperatures.
With possible record-breaking heat on Tuesday, many local schools were planning to send kids home early, while others were closing altogether.