The Chicago Republican Party is kicking off a new effort to attract candidates citywide, and part of it involves an “American Idol-style” vetting process.
The union that represents Chicago firefighters is getting behind a proposal that would prevent banks from kicking out renters during foreclosure proceedings.
The CTA said the first week of the Red Line South Reconstruction Project has gone smoothly, but it can go even smoother if riders follow a few suggestions.
In the Chicago area, the AAA says gasoline prices average $4.20 a gallon.
The busy summer travel season got underway on Thursday, as many travelers got an early start to the Memorial Day weekend.
In case you’re wondering, after seeing the devastation in Oklahoma this week, Illinois schools are required by the State Board of Education to conduct severe weather drills once a year.
It has been one month since major flooding overwhelmed much of the Chicago area, but many of the victims are no closer to being able to return to their homes.
When the reconstruction of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line begins Sunday, it could have a ripple effect on people who make their livings selling items on the street near CTA stations on the South Side.
About 200 ministers and others gathered in the south suburbs on Tuesday, day calling on the Illinois House to say “no” to legislation to legalize same-sex marriages.
The state’s top transportation official would like to slow momentum for a move to increase the top speed limit in Illinois.
Niles police allege he worked with at least one other man and a couple women to lift expensive chainsaws from power tool stores in Michigan and Wisconsin.
As former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing on corruption charges, several people have sent in letters in an effort to influence the punishment a federal judge will mete out in July.
A few hundred students staged a walkout Friday morning at Lincoln Park High School — one of the state’s top schools — to protest the firings of several teachers, as the school prepares to expand a rigorous program.
A miscalculation by a state agency could cost several thousand Illinois college students are losing some of their financial aid from the state, though colleges might make up the difference.
Dozens of Chicago area religious leaders held a news conference Tuesday morning in Bronzeville, saying that no longer getting free water service could force them to halt some services for the needy.
Three teenage girls have been charged, and police are searching for a fourth, after they allegedly hit a 12-year-old boy with a ketchup bottle; and stole cash, jewelry, and cell phones from the boy’s home in Palatine.
A freshman English teacher at a South Side high school has become the first of ten area teachers to be surprised in their schools with Golden Apple Awards.
Officials in west suburban Hinsdale are considering installing reinforced posts in the village’s downtown business district, as a way to prevent cars from jumping the curb and hitting buildings.
Chicago area gasoline prices have been on a roller coaster the past few weeks. Right now, they’re on the upswing, but analysts don’t expect the increase to last long.
The city’s war against the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer was kicked up quite a few notches on Wednesday.