While chances for sweeping immigration reform have improved with a Senate package of border security measures added to a bill backed by the White House, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the proposal remains chancy in the House.
In just three weeks, local residents will lose their chance to get federal funding to pay for cleanup from flooding that hit from mid-April through early May.
Metra police said the move was an effort to raise officers’ visibility as the summer season brings more casual riders on the trains, along with regular daily commuters.
The group of 40 applicants for the police academy argued they were unfairly discriminated against because they came from law enforcement families, or had military backgrounds.
Workers at the Will County Recorder of Deeds office have been complaining of a rotten stench in the office, but officials haven’t been able to figure out what’s causing it.
A model airplane club has stepped up to the plate to fill the breech left by the cancellation of the Rockford Airfest, after the Blue Angels halted their air show performances due to federal budget cuts.
Commuters should notice some improvement in air quality as they board Metra and Amtrak trains at Union Station.
Cook County Clerk David Orr flipped the coin at his downtown Chicago office, to decide the race between Lea Torres and David DeLeshe, who’d tied for third place with 573 votes in the Stickney village trustee race.
WBBM Newsradio reporter John Cody will be honored next month with a lifetime achievement award from the Chicago Headline Club.
White said African Americans account for 56 percent of those who need an organ transplant, but make up 32 percent of the donors.
Tenants of a Rogers Park apartment building claim their landlords are neglecting bug and rodent problems to try and drive them out, in hope of bringing in new tenants who can afford higher rent.
Why would anyone want a pair of 13-foot long, glowing neon red lips? For a Chicago entrepreneur, the famous Magikist sign is more than a piece of the city’s history, it’s an incubator for small business.
Dean Daniel Rodriguez said part of the problem is a reduction in the law jobs available for graduates, many of whom leave law school with more than $100,000 in student loan debt.
Outspoken St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger said he would like to see cardinals pick someone from a third-world nation as the next pope.
The apprentices start at $9.25 an hour at jobs cleaning buses and trains, and can work themselves into jobs as CTA bus drivers.
An Illinois state senator wants to allow the city of Chicago to boot and sell cars belonging to people who owe the city money on a court judgment.
A Chicago woman was back with her family on Monday after seven years behind bars, now that her conviction has been overturned.
A plainspoken Illinois tire company executive was defending his labeling of workers at a French tire plant as “lazy,” after deciding not to buy the facility.
Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer pictures bacon as inspiration for the ages.
Northwestern University basketball will try out “Purple Pricing,” designed by economics professor Jeffrey Ely to increase revenue and fairness, and also decrease the number of empty seats at low-interest games.