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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan would involve building levees, restoring some lands to their natural states as marshes or prairies, as well as flood-proofing some homes.
About 2 million people are expected to hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, and in the Chicago area, they’ll be getting a big break on gas prices compared to last year, even though prices made their predictable holiday spike this week.
The brutal heat has prompted some schools to end classes early on Tuesday, or cancel classes altogether.
Chicago Public Schools officials are reminding parents and students that this is the last weekend of summer vacation; classes begin for all CPS students on Monday.
Investigators have lots of questions, but not many answers in their search for a missing five-month-old boy in north suburban Zion.
Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.
Plagued by scandal and a series of resignations, the Metra board met Friday, with barely enough members to get any work done.
A North Side alderman is making a case for people becoming court advocates, by showing up in court in cases involving their community, no matter how “minor” the alleged crime.
Only the senior citizen who was driving the Ford Expedition suffered any injuries.
None of the three big winners in the $448 million Powerball jackpot were from the Chicago area, but there was at least one big prize in the far northern suburbs.
Hundreds of ex-offenders have been turning out in suburban Harvey on Tuesday, to attend a state resources fair designed to help them reintegrate into society.
A west suburban couple was so clever with their wedding invitation, when they put a picture of their RSVP response card online, it went viral.
The Guardian Angels volunteer citizen crime-fighting group invited Mayor Rahm Emanuel to join them on one of their patrols in the city’s neighborhoods, after the mayor said they’d be more useful in spots other than the Magnificent Mile.