St. Charles Youth Makes YouTube Film About Bullying“The Bully,” a 6 minute 38 second video by Jonah Maxwell, who is entering the 7th grade, has been viewed more than 106,000 times since it was posted on Sunday.
Transgender Artist Sues City Over Ban On Topless PerformancesA transgender woman has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city, challenging the Chicago ordinance prohibiting women from going topless in establishments that hold liquor licenses.
Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun TraffickersGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.
Indianapolis Police Officer Mistakenly Shoots Armed HomeownerAn Indianapolis police officer mistakenly shot an armed homeowner, while responding to a robbery call early Tuesday morning.
Distance Swimmer Forced To Halt Lake Michigan Swim A Chesterton, Ind., man who tried to set a world record by swimming across Lake Michigan and back has fallen short of his goal.
Swimmer Starts Bid For World Record Trip Across Lake MichiganScott Weston Wolford will try to swim from Chicago to St. Joseph Michigan, and back – approximately 120 miles.
Chicago Cop Says Paul O'Neal Was 'Reaching Into Waistband' Before Fatal ShootingThe Chicago Police Department released reports Friday in connection with the July 28 shooting of Paul O'Neal in response to open records requests.
Crowds Gather To Watch Revamped Bud Billiken Day ParadeHundreds of thousands of people lined King Drive to watch the parade entries, which included bands, floats and drill teams.
Rats 'The Size Of Possums' Swarm Old Town Apartment ComplexResidents of a public housing complex in the Old Town neighborhood said the facility has been overrun by huge rats, which have become an even greater nuisance due to ongoing renovations.
Paddler Headed From Chicago To New Orleans To Promote Clean WaterA New Jersey woman left Chicago on Wednesday for a long paddle to Louisiana, on the last leg of a journey that started on the East Coast.
Chicago Sees First Tornado In A DecadeChicago had its first tornado in a ten years on Tuesday, but it wasn’t the kind of funnel cloud associated with a thunderstorm, and it didn’t cause any major damage.
Rod Blagojevich Gets 14 Years Again At ResentencingA federal judge declined to reduce Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence Tuesday, despite the former governor’s apology from prison.

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