Accusations by a British newspaper of brutality at a West Side Chicago police facility prompted about 75 to protest and demand its closure, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke Saturday in favor of higher pay for home health care workers and committed himself to work toward a $15 an hour floor salary.
Brian D. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $600,000, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Police are blaming the road conditions for an accident Wednesday evening that killed a 19-year-old Woodstock woman who drove into a Metra train.
The trucker standing trial for the fiery I-88 accident 13 months ago that left a Tollway worker dead and a state trooper critically injured will not take the witness stand.
A bus carrying 40 Bloom Township High School students on a college visit burned on a I-196 in Michigan.
Icy conditions made firefighters’ jobs difficult. They kept trying different hydrants until they found a couple that worked.
The owner of the Urban Out Sitters Dog Day Care says a van carrying five dogs was carjacked at gunpoint by two men Wednesday.
Parents Want Charges Upgraded Against Man Accused Of Smashing Car Windows In LaGrange School Parking Lot
Residents of the LaGrange Highlands area of unincorporated southwest Cook County will get a dedicated sheriff’s police squad car while prosecutors try to determine if felony charges can be brought against a man who smashed the windows in 13 cars with a black metal pipe.
There are cars that are new, different and one-of-a-kind at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. And then there is one that is just plain weird, and the kids love it.
The Council of American-Islamic Relations called for a federal hate-crime investigation.
You might be surprised to learn who will be attending the Chicago Auto Show, which opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 22. If you’re thinking men and boys, and grease monkeys with tool chests, Auto Show CEO Dave Sloan says last year’s research says otherwise.
Two years after she was slain in the Kenwood neighborhood, the Chicago Park District board has voted to name a Bronzeville park in memory of honor student Hadiya Pendleton.
The transit agency says the cars will emerge from the rebuild more reliable and comfortable. In addition to the upgraded air conditioning units, wiring will be replaced, motors and batteries upgraded, along with doors, springs and control equipment. The makeover even includes pricey LED destination signs.
CTA spokesman Brian Steele said a car passed the bus and tried to make a right turn as the bus pulled away from the curb. Steele said there was minor damage to both vehicles.
Just in time for next weekend’s Chicago Auto Show, the CTA is opening its new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station.
A Schiller Park mother will spend the weekend in federal custody, following her arrest on charges of providing material support to ISIS. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that the woman appeared briefly before a federal magistrate.
Wednesday morning, the city deployed 650 pieces of equipment to remove snow from side streets – including 315 snow plows, and 335 pieces of heavy construction equipment – to help haul away the piles of snow created by plows. In addition, the city has dispatched approximately 300 laborers to help shovel snow.
Cardinal Francis George, who has battled kidney cancer, was out Friday to accept an award from the Knights of Columbus.
The Chicago Park District said Tuesday that its decision is final, and said it will not reverse the newly-imposed ban on dogs in Maggie Daley Park. But its Grant Park Advisory council heard from both sides during a meeting Tuesday night in the park’s fieldhouse.