A group of people who chase violent weather as a hobby are making donations next week to the tornado victims in Rochelle and Fairdale, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Police in two Indiana towns are sorting out the details of an alleged kidnapping and murder after a young mother’s body was found in a home in Gary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Chicago police shot and killed an 18-year-old man last night, after officers say he pointed a gun at them, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
For nearly a week now, WBBM Newsradio traffic reporter Kris Habermehl has been in the tornado zone near Rockford, serving as a volunteer firefighter.
Video posted on YouTube shows a North Carolina man’s close encounter with one of the powerful tornados that hit Illinois near Rockford last week.
A Chicago cabbie with a weak spot for the disabled has won the city’s Taxicab Driver Excellence Award, which comes with independence for the driver.
An outspoken couple with four kids attending Chicago Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn a district decision banning them from public meetings of the Chicago Board of Education.
More absentee ballots have been counted in five aldermanic races in Chicago that are still too close to call. WBBM’s Mike Krauser has the latest numbers.
Two high-ranking officers with the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department have been disciplined after the Sheriff says they left a three-year-old child in a car that was towed after a traffic stop, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
– Protestors were picketing Saturday morning outside a Cedar Lake gas station, attempting to get the owners to pay for repairs to their vehicles after a fuel mix-up led to their engines needing thousands of dollars in repairs.
A zoo in Belvidere, Illinois, took a direct hit from one of the two tornadoes that touched down in north central Illinois on Thursday.
Residents of an Illinois community devastated by a tornado in November 2013 were coming together Friday to help the victims of Thursday’s deadly tornado in Fairdale, Illinois.
The Anti-Cruelty Society is modifying the annual event, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
All Breeds Rescue Angels said witnesses in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana, saw someone in a black SUV pull over and discard several puppies, then drive away on March 28. A few minutes later, the SUV returned, and someone pushed another dog, believed to be the mother of the puppies, out of the vehicle.
A day after losing seven members of the Illinois State University community in a plane crash – including two members of the athletic department – emotional friends of the victims shared memories of the lost.
A day after securing his second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the historic runoff election in Chicago would make him “a better mayor,” after enduring a heated six-week contest against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a virtual unknown to most Chicagoans before he challenged the mayor.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a Cessna 414 flying from Indianapolis to Bloomington went down about two miles away from Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington just after midnight. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage confirmed all seven people on board were killed in the crash.
A suburban hair stylist is charged with six felonies after being accused of stealing a customer’s credit card information and going on a months-long spending spree, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The online fundraising campaign for the owners of an Indiana pizzeria who decided to close their restaurant amid threats over comments made about serving gays ended Friday night, having raised far more than anticipated, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Officers responding to a call of a suspicious person about 9 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Stony Island found escapee Kamron T. Taylor, who led them on a brief foot chase, according to a statement from Chicago Police.