Wind and technical problems held up the first attempt to launch NASA’s first deep space exploration vehicle on Thursday, but not Friday morning, as the unmanned Orion spacecraft rocketed into orbit 3,600 miles above the Earth.
Remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri were moving off the Japanese coast, and expected to reach Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands over the weekend. Next week, the storm will bring bitter cold weather to the Chicago area.
Crews were working overnight to install the first high-wire cable that tightrope walker Nik Wallenda will walk across on Sunday, 50 stories above the Chicago River.
They are some of the most dangerous spots in Chicago.
The Chicago Fire Department has dedicated a new memorial wall, honoring the city’s first all-black firehouse.
Don’t kill the messenger. Winter is more than two months away, but some parts of northern Illinois could get their first taste of snow Friday night.
Officials have reopened all but one lane of the Interstate 190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport, after it was closed when a privately owned shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median. Fourteen people were taken to hospitals.
Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.
The new flight path – used by 29 percent of Midway’s incoming flights – has prompted some 600 complaints from April through June, more than three times as many as the first three months of the year.
An SUV caught fire after it was pinned between two semi-tractor trailer trucks.
Hundreds of people were gathering Friday for the start of the final Susan G. Komen 3-Day breast cancer walk in the Chicago area.
All over the Chicago area today, police officers are spending some time on top of Dunkin’ Donuts shops. It’s part of an annual push to get you to donate to Special Olympics.
Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Principal Nate Pietrini asked all teachers at Hawthorne to set a reading goal for their class in an effort to increase the amount of time kids spent reading.
Work to repair flood damaged homes in some Chicago suburbs was just beginning on Friday, more than a week after the floods, as water levels were just beginning to fall for some communities.
The “Great Chicago Fire Festival” will launch in October 2014, and feature acrobatic performances, live music, and a river parade of art, dance, and fire.
It’s March 22, the third day of spring, but you’d never guess it by going outside or checking the forecast. So who do we blame for the lack of spring weather? Maybe we can follow the lead of an Ohio prosecutor, and take the groundhog to court.
An Evanston woman who was on board the crippled Carnival Cruise Line ship that was stuck adrift for five days was back at home on Friday, hours after the ship finally arrived back in port in Alabama.
A 39-year old suburban Chicago woman whose deteriorating health forced her into a nursing home two years ago is receiving a full service spa treatment today, thanks to the kindness of others.
Two local school districts are facing possible teachers’ strikes, and one could come as soon as Wednesday.
The flu season is far from over, and as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared this season an epidemic, physicians were urging people to take precautions against the flu virus.