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.
Willie Louis was considered an unsung hero of the civil rights movement for testifying against the two white men charged with killing Till.
On the day that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a boy, babies were being born all over — including at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where 37 babies were born yesterday.
Police have issued an alert for people on the Southwest Side, about a home invader who tries to sexually assault women.
Military helicopters buzzed the Chicago skies Monday night, and they had many people wondering what was going on.
For the past five years, spring and summer for students at Jen School on the campus of Maryville Academy has been garden time – a chance to learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, harvest them, and eat them.
Three local truckers who’ve been at it a while recently celebrated big milestones any motorist would love to celebrate.
Motorists who use the inbound Stevenson Expressway encountered much more than they bargained for overnight.
A Chicago firefighter was rushed to a hospital overnight, after a chimney collapsed as he was on the scene of a fire in West Englewood.