Low-income residents in Chicago are being offered significant discounts on the city’s popular Divvy bike-sharing program.
As America celebrates the Fourth of July, the flag flies from front porches coast-to-coast and for one man from downstate Illinois, that symbol of freedom has become part of his life’s work, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Thousands lined the streets of Arlington Heights today celebrating the Fourth of July with the largest parade in the region, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A California woman who’s been called a serial stowaway for her history of trying to board airplanes without a ticket has been arrested yet again in Chicago just after her release from jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Just about all kinds of fireworks are illegal in Chicago, but that certainly doesn’t stop lots of people from shooting them off for the 4th of July every year, so the Fire Department will be watching closely for the problems that always result.
Glass was scattered over the sidewalk in front of The Shop 147, at the corner of 95th Street and Claremont Avenue, after burglars drove a stolen silver Dodge Caravan into the entrance around 4:15 a.m. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) said the crooks did not get inside.
A Chicago police officer who was left paralyzed after a crash in his patrol vehicle six years ago has been served with eviction papers at the apartment the city has been paying for.
Smoke from wildfires in northern Canada, have spread over a large portion of the Midwest, spreading as far south as Tennessee.
This month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which will be bad through the holiday weekend.
Police were not saying if they believe the two fatal shootings are connected, but it appears the victims knew each other.
Boaters are going to see more police and Coast Guard patrols on the lake this weekend, during a crackdown on drunk boating, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Police are now saying a woman’s claim that she was sexually assaulted on a CTA train is unfounded, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Bloomingdale man was planning to sue Metra, after transit police shocked him with a stun gun earlier this week on board a train.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to increase the county sales tax – five years after she won office by denouncing an identical tax hike imposed by her predecessor – has some business owners on the county’s outskirts worried they’ll lose customers.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has asked people not to leave food out for the bear, as some have done, hoping to draw the bear in.
According to the federal lawsuit, on any given day, 2,300 of the state’s 48,000 inmates are held in isolation, some for years.
Panos Farms in Michigan City, Ind. produces 20,000 pounds of honey — maybe a few pounds less, now.
The protesters stood on the edge of the Water Tower Park on Michigan Avenue at Pearson Street, a staging area for the carriages.
Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Chicago Firefighters this morning returned to the scene of a fire that killed a 55-year-old man on the South Side Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.