A 23-year-old Skokie woman faces felony charges in connection with the Black Friday shooting at the Nordstrom store on Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
State officials on Friday tried to deflect blame for a major traffic jam on the inbound Kennedy Expressway, while apologizing to commuters for any inconvenience when two lanes were shut down to clean graffiti from a highway sign at Division Street.
Activist priest Michael Pfleger was urging churches everywhere to take time out of services on Sunday for some civil disobedience, as a response to the second case of a grand jury failing to indict a white police officer involved in the death of an unarmed black man.
Peoples Gas crews were spending the day dealing with two gas line issues in the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods on Thursday.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez was among several people honored by her own prosecutors Wednesday for their efforts to put arsonists behind bars, for her controversial decision to prosecute the so-called “NATO 3″ on terrorism charges for a plot to use Molotov cocktails ahead of the NATO Summit two years ago.
More than a month after a month-long teachers strike in Waukegan, tempers were still flaring at a City Council meeting, with one alderman calling teachers “lazy” for not removing solidarity ribbons they placed around Waukegan during their walkout.
An Ohio State University wildlife ecologist who’s been studying Chicago’s coyotes for about 15 years has published some new research that shows how they’ve adapted so well to life in the city.
The house was leveled in the blast. The explosion also caused visible damage to the two homes on either side.
Rev. Jesse Jackson led a protest of the Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown decision Saturday, blocking traffic on Chicago’s South Side and demanding the federal government do what the grand jury did not.
For three decades, a couple dozen volunteers have gathered on this day on the Daley Plaza for what some feel is an obligation.
Two people were wounded early Saturday morning in a shooting along I-57 in the south suburbs, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The highly sought prize at Binny’s Beverage Depot was beer—specifically, Bourbon County, a Goose Island special brew.
Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
Tahir Khan and Maria Tahir tried to get their family out, but the stairway was blocked by flames. They dropped their two youngest children out a window, to people outside the building, and then jumped to escape the flames. Their oldest son, 10-year-old Ans Khan, didn’t make it out.
Several activists from the group Black Youth Project 100 planned a sit-in on the 5th floor of City Hall for the next 28 hours, because they said a black person is killed by a police officer every 28 hours in the U.S. They said their act of civil disobedience is their duty.
The Illinois Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Chicago’s red light camera system, after two justices recused themselves from the case, and the rest couldn’t agree on a ruling.
As they saved up $15,000 over the course of more than a decade, Colleen and Peter Mulcrone dreamed of renovating their Jefferson Park home, with a new kitchen and other upgrades, but the city’s expansion of nearby O’Hare International Airport prompted them to put those dreams on hold.
Residents of Gary’s Miller neighborhood are on edge after a spike in home burglaries. Police say there have been 15 burglaries and one home invasion in the community between October and November.
Backed by undercover video recorded at chicken processing facilities owned by Chicago-based Koch Foods, an animal rights group was calling out the company and Chick-Fil-A to adopt more humane practices.
Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.