The free-standing column shows the late pope in carved marble relief over a background view of Chicago, along with blue and gold mosaics of religious icons, and is visible from the road alongside Maryhill Cemetery in Niles.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another winter of colder temperatures and heavier snowfall than normal; and, accurate or not, after last year’s brutal winter, keeping road salt stocked is proving to be an expensive effort.
After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.
George Serena, who was honored Tuesday at LifeSource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said “it’s just like getting your oil changed.”
Lollapalooza might be sold out, and officials have said they expect 300,000 people to attend the three-day music festival, but many tickets were still in the hands of ticket brokers on Friday.
A 50-foot, 17-ton electromagnet settled into its new home at Fermilab on Thursday, where it will prepare to start searching for dark matter after a couple years of tweaking.
Whitney Young Magnet High School students had their hands full in southern Illinois on Friday, as they helped release endangered turtles students from across the state had adopted and raised for seven months.
Shortly after at least four major airlines cancelled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for 24 hours, in the wake of a report of a rocket attack near Ben Gurion Airport.
After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.
An aviation expert from Chicago said speed is of the essence for investigators trying to determine the cause of a Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine on Thursday.
A cluster of motorcycles has escorted a concrete-encrusted World Trade Center beam into the Chicago area, for storage until a heroes museum is built north of the city.
Transgender students at Northwestern University will be getting their own separate bathrooms in the a heavily used student center on the school’s Evanston campus.
If you haven’t purchased a city vehicle sticker yet, you’d better get to City Hall this afternoon, or face up to $260 in late fees and fines starting Wednesday.
A tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.
If you’re planning to head to Navy Pier to watch the July 4th fireworks show Friday night, you better be there already.
Business owners in the city’s trendy Fulton Market area were urging the Emanuel administration to drop plans to designate the district as a city landmark, and turn the wholesale market into a tourist-oriented farmers market like Pike Place in Seattle.
Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to eliminate dozens of state parking spaces downtown, taking away free parking for many state employees.
Zoo curator Diane Mulkerin said the nest of 18 ornate box turtles pretty much ate all winter long, so have grown much faster than they would in the wild.
A two-week delay for the grand opening of the new Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Great America didn’t dampen the spirits of the passengers who experienced the twists and turns of the world’s tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster on Wednesday.
A federal appeals court has ruled a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, reversing a trial court’s ruling that would have given him unprecedented access to FISA court records.