It was 60 years ago today that 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and shot in the head for reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and his family led a memorial procession to his grave in Alsip.
Fans of “Mister Cub” Ernie Banks crowded into Daley Plaza on Wednesday, after his statue was installed as a public tribute to arguably the most popular Cubs player of all time.
The campus planned a bell-ringing for Friday afternoon at 3:06 p.m. to honor those killed Feb. 14, 2008. The students killed were Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter. The gunman also died.
Fire stations throughout the Chicago area marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday, with the ringing of bells, and recollections of where people were on the day of the terrorist attacks.
Hundreds of immigration rights activists have begun marching along Chicago streets from the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, as part of an annual May Day rally calling for easing immigration laws.
The tolling of a lone bell could be heard across the campus at NIU as students and family members of the five victims gathered to hear remarks from Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU President John Peters.
A couple of bicyclists killed in traffic accidents were remembered this morning where one of them died a couple of weeks ago on the Near North Side.
First responders in Palatine marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday with a ceremony at the town’s firefighters’ memorial.
The highlight of Tiger Woods’ Sunday was his chip in for birdie on 16.
That other Rory — Rory Sabbatini — played his best golf in the worst weather Friday at the Memorial and made a surprising appearance atop the leaderboard. Right behind him was a Tiger Woods that looked all too familiar.
BBQ, fireworks, white pants and a new bottle of sunscreen. All signs Memorial Day weekend and summer have arrived. Here’s a list of 5 free things to do this weekend in celebration of Memorial Day. That’s right, free. You have no excuse to not come out of winter/NATO hibernation.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications will honor “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius with a special tribute Wednesday night.
Family, friends, and a community said goodbye Sunday to a family ripped apart by senseless violence.
Police in Lincolnwood are investigating the theft of a memorial statue that was stolen from outside an elementary school.
Should cows that died on Illinois roadways be remembered with a roadside memorial? PETA says yes.
A memorial was held Thursday morning, one year to the day after two Chicago firefighters died when the roof of a South Shore neighborhood building collapsed in a fire.
Students at St. Patrick High School on the city’s Far Northwest Side are honoring a fallen U.S. Marine Monday morning, after he was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
More than 1,000 people were on hand Saturday as a memorial was unveiled near Chicago for the victims of the American Airlines Flight 191 crash, the deadliest airplane disaster not connected to terrorism in U.S. aviation history.
Memorials will be unveiled crafted from World Trade Center girders in several suburbs, including Des Plaines.
A Chicago woman killed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse will be remembered and honored next weekend.