About 300 people took a cold dip in Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Saturday after chipping away at the shelf ice to be able to get into the water, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Chicago Cubs fans and baseball fans all over are saddened by the death of Ernie Banks who died Friday night in Chicago at the age of 83.
Riverside police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were investigating an incident in which a boy shot his sister with a BB gun.
The iconic Victory Auto Wreckers television commercial turns 30 this spring, and the company is looking to have a little fun by holding a contest for aspiring directors to film a new ad.
Senator Dick Durbin is heading to Cuba this weekend with a congressional delegation, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Governor Bruce Rauner has rescinded seven executive orders former Governor Pat Quinn issued in his final week in office.
Two Chicago men are in jail after allegedly trying to rob a pizza delivery man for the second time, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The city plans to use the grant to attract even more investments through a hyper-local approach to addressing problems in the University Park East neighborhood,
The use of drones for hunting has sparked debate across the country, as animal rights groups believe it is cruel, and many serious hunters believe it makes the sport too easy.
Three months after surgery for a brain tumor forced her out of the race for mayor, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis spoke publicly for the first time about her disappointment that she won’t be taking on Mayor Rahm Emanuel next month.
After losing patience with the city, due to weeks of waiting for someone to fix an underground water leak that turned their street into an icy mess, residents on a block in the Washington Heights neighborhood finally got the relief they sought on Wednesday.
Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor has been charged with a single count of reckless conduct in the death of World War II veteran John Wrana
Officer Craig Taylor shot 95-year-old John Wrana with multiple bean bag rounds inside an assisted living facility in the summer of 2013, while police were trying to subdue Wrana.
The nation’s largest red light camera program, which has been discredited as being more about revenue than safety, came under heavy fire Saturday at a candidates’ forum on the West Side.
The bitter cold is creating plenty of opportunities for car thieves who are finding easy pickings as people leave their vehicles running to warm up. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Hammond police are still sorting out a series of thefts that occurred Friday.
Ice fishermen have returned to some Chicago harbors, even though it might be a little early to be standing on the not-so-thick ice.
When 51-year-old John Connors came home Thursday night, he found a mess of debris and chunks of ice all over his floor, and a hole in the ceiling of his apartment in the 4600 block of North Francisco Avenue.
An Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York and Boston was delayed for more than 13 hours, and scores of passengers were left scratching their heads, due to several conflicting explanations for the holdup.
The woman was riding her bike near Roosevelt Road and Canal Street, when a pickup truck making a turn struck her, according to witnesses. She ended up pinned under the truck, and was having trouble breathing.
A frigid blast of Arctic air has plunged wind chills so low, it has made it dangerous to go outside for an extended period of time.