Thousands streamed into Grant Park for the final day of this year’s Taste of Chicago on Sunday, and the festival’s manager said she’s confident changes this year — including a shorter schedule, but new attractions — have made it a success.
Homes are being sought for 23 Persian cats found in squalid conditions in Highland Park last month.
Indiana is the latest state to ban indoor public smoking, starting this week.
Police officers and their families held a Father’s Day memorial service on Sunday at a park dedicated to fallen officers.
HWith state lawmakers in cost-cutting mode, police departments across the state could feel the effects.
A bill that would create five new casinos in Illinois will likely land on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk by the end of the month.
A little common-sense and a golden tongue got one Northwestern University student out of a robbery situation over the weekend.
Northwest suburban Hoffman Estates could soon be the home of a new veterans’ museum.
A former chief of staff for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich will report to jail next week.
A lawsuit set to go before the Indiana Supreme Court next month will be anxiously watched by hospital administrators around the nation.
Talks have broken down between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, and the possibility of a teacher strike is beginning to loom.
The tax filing deadline has arrived, and the U.S. Postal Service is gearing up for the usual last-minute filing rush.
Best Buy — the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer — is announcing which of its many Chicago area stores will be closing next month.
Prom season is just around the corner, but as many parents know, prom is not always cheap.
A Waukegan man has landed in jail after turning a routine eviction into a tense police standoff.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger says he is grateful for the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, but he believes “stand your ground” laws are dangerous precedents that will lead to more unnecessary deaths.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard have agreed to scale back the longer school day for elementary students.
A longtime hairstylist is being honored by Hoffman Estates police for helping save an elderly client’s life.
A new report shows Indiana’s factories topped the nation in toxic water pollution discharge in 2010.
An alleged gang member accused of shooting a Chicago Police officer last week is due in court Monday.