It’s being hailed as one of the most workable solutions to the state’s $95 billion dollar pension mess, and it could get a vote this week.
One by one they were called out, 14 firefighters, all of them women. During this, women’s History Month, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka homered them for climbing the ranks.
As the bagpipes, marching bands and fire trucks rolled down Western Avenue, the biggest crowds were near the start of the route at 103rd and Western.
Around 70 protesters marched on the University of Chicago Medical Center demanding the school provide a Level 1 trauma center to the surrounding South Side neighborhoods.
Valentine’s Day is three days away, and that means big business today for at least one Chicago business.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has gone out on a limb, predicting Democrats will re-take control of the House on Tuesday.
A South Side pastor has completed his cross-country fundraising walk, and has returned to Chicago.
An Elgin resident faces four counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, after authorities found 60 dead cats in a van in his driveway.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Saturday unveiled plans to redevelop three old industrial sites on the Southwest Side – including the two infamous coal plants that closed last month.
A former student of a band teacher convicted of sexual abuse is now suing the West Aurora School District.
It may still seem like summer for all intents and purposes, but fall allergy season is in full swing.
Old-fashioned penmanship is considered by many to be a lost art, or even something obsolete.
Did you ever dream of running away and joining circus? Thirty people in Chicago tried to make that dream come true on Wednesday.
The northern tier of Grant Park will soon be getting a major makeover, and a new name in honor of late Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley.
The decision by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to come down hard against Lance Armstrong could have a wide-ranging effect on other sports beyond cycling, given that drug testing efforts have been stepped up across the board.
A former cable company co-worker of Drew Peterson’s was on the witness stand in Peterson’s trial Wednesday morning, testifying about a request to hire a hitman.
Jurors in Christopher Vaughn’s family murder trial were shown graphic photos of the defendant’s dead wife and three children, and prosecutors claimed Vaughn planned the murders as part of an “exit scenario” to get away from a troubled marriage and start a new life in the Canadian wilderness.
The western suburb of Winfield is considering an unusual step to save money.
Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a federal investigation of Chicago-based Megabus.
With unemployment running north of eight percent, one rather unconventional employer says it has openings for the right people.