Both Lifesource and the American Red Cross say they’re in need of RH-negative donors. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts.
Nearly 1,000 people attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser Wednesday marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Protesters hoisting graphic six-foot-tall photographs of aborted fetuses greeted those who attended the fundraiser.
More than 200 volunteers and city employees fanned out overnight, counting the city’s homeless, but it was not driven by the cold snap.
Parking meter rates were supposed to increase Jan. 1 in Chicago, but so far, not one meter has been changed to the new rates, which would make downtown meter parking the most expensive in North America.
The former soccer player is one of four onetime students who are suing amid allegations that sexual abuse occurred on multiple occasions.
Fans are reacting to Northwestern’s victory in the Gator Bowl by buying tickets and souvenirs – lots of them.
More Pace buses will be riding the shoulders of I-55 by next summer — and could possibly be taking riders between the Loop and southwest suburbs middays, and on specials to White Sox and Bears games.
When low-paid part-time employees from O’Hare International Airport complained loud and long that a $5 fare for Blue Line rides leaving the airport was too much, someone listened.
The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.
CTA over the weekend undertook its biggest service reshuffling in three years — without changing its bottom line. As a result, some riders Monday will see additional service, while a dozen bus routes are eliminated and service will be curtailed on 16 others.
Six days after a Schaumburg High School track star died in a hit-and-run accident, police still had few answers.
Despite a looming 11 percent fare increase for 10-ride ticketholders, few riders bothered to turn out for Metra’s only public hearings on its 2013 budget.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is making more changes in his top command as he tries to get a handle on violence in the city, particularly on the South and West Sides.
Fifty people and 12 dogs marched against the proposal by Petco to put a store on the eastern edge of downtown Winnetka. Connor and Sloane Grant, all of 10 and 8, drew signs supporting the local pet store “Noah’s Ark.”
“They seem pretty happy right now,” said veterinarian Dr. Andy Orals. “We’re all getting kind of attached to them.”
Bond was set at $500,000 Saturday for a man charged with felony robbery after he allegedly attacked a woman and stole her purse in the River North neighborhood Friday morning — but not before he knocked her to the ground and kicking her. He was taken into custody by police after two witnesses chased him down.
Police have run into a snag in their investigation into an early-morning accident Saturday that killed one man and injured his brother.
Some have called it “the train the grinches couldn’t kill,” because of the outcry that occurred when a handful of CTA managers once tried to discontinue it as a belt-tightening measure.
The New Year will mean higher fares for half of the CTA’s ridership.
Metra will sock those who use its 10-ride tickets with an 11 percent fare increase on Feb. 1, but those who use single-ride tickets or monthly passes will be spared a fare hike.
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