The Chicago Board of Education made its pension payment on schedule Tuesday, but at a cost — massive layoffs.
Residents on a street in the West Side Austin neighborhood marked the third anniversary of a seven-year-old girl’s murder with prayers, balloons and a playhouse.
If you’re ticketed on an Amtrak train to or from downstate points over the July 4 weekend, don’t worry — your train will be running, despite the state’s fiscal crisis and impending funding cuts.
Timothy Herring was convicted in the fatal shooting of a city police officer and former Chicago Housing Authority employee who were investigating an auto burglary.
The Chicago Board of Education is borrowing $1 billion. City Hall is contemplating a property tax hike. Cook County may raise the sales tax by one percent — again. But at Chicago’s mass transit agencies there is no panic and it is business as usual.
The nation’s highest court could rule as early as Friday on the legality of same-sex marriage bans.
Chicago police say they’ve broken up a massive heroin ring on the city’s West Side.
Chicago police have taken two people into custody in a deadly drive-by shooting that happened just a block from police headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
One of Monday night’s tornadoes narrowly missed Exelon Nuclear’s Braidwood plant. But the utility insists no one was endangered.
Never before has the Stanley Cup been to southwest suburban Lemont, but that’s expected to change soon.
Outrage is being voiced over the Charleston shootings at this weekend’s annual Rainbow/PUSH convention on the South Side.
The church slaughter committed by a young man with a gun in Charleston is the reason behind a plan for a new type of gun legislation here in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
It has been nearly 16 years since the two-state shooting spree by a neo-Nazi that left former Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong dead. In fact, this is the weekend of the Race Against Hate in Byrdsong’s memory.
The archbishop urged Chicagoans to recycle and avoid the use of plastics and to refrain from wasting food.
Archbishop Blase Cupich is doing so in his Stanley Cup bet with Tampa’s Catholic Archbishop.
As things stand now, Metra riders are not allowed to take pets on board, but on Wednesday the commuter rail agency’s board will discuss whether to test allowing pets on one of its lines.
T-shirts celebrating the Blackhawks’ third Stanley Cup in six years are selling as fast as store shelves can be stocked.
Hundreds of people are at St. Sabina’s Block Party on the 7800 block of South Throop for a good time and the chance to get a photo taken with filmmaker Spike Lee, who’s underwriting the festivities.
Michael Smith says seeing his then-19-year-old son Michael Spann-Smith paraded as a hunting trophy is an outrage.
A massive Blackhawks banner is stopping traffic and attracting attention north of the Loop, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.