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.
An investigator who’s job it is to police the police is in trouble with the law.
Chicago police are investigating an incident at a Near North Side 7-11 store during which three men videotaped themselves, vandalizing the place on Thursday morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Whether it’s the lingering effects of last night’s celebrations or a baptism of sorts to start off the new year – or a fundraiser – dozens gathered at North Avenue Beach as the new year dawned.
Asked to think back through his 60-year career in law enforcement and say what stood out, Art Bilek barely hesitated: “The biggest thing that I did was naming ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, that dirty stinking rat, as Public Enemy Number One.”
The fire started around 3 a.m. in a one-story commercial building at the corner of State Street and Cermak Road. The building houses a cell phone store and three fast food restaurants – one ironically named Dragon Fire.
It’s Christmas again for more than one thousand kids in Gary, where the late mayor Rudy Clay’s son is carrying on a tradition started by his father, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A mom-and-pop restaurant in Oak Lawn is spending Christmas helping the less fortunate by preparing about 3,500 meals with a lot of help from friends and neighbors.
- For more than four decades, Santa has paid a visit to the kids at La Rabida Children’s Hospital on Chicago’s South Side and he was there again today.
Some confusion led Elgin firefighters to respond to two locations last night for the same fire.
The national champion Jackie Robinson West Little League team was facing new allegations team leaders broke league rules to expand the team’s boundaries, and bring in star players who otherwise couldn’t have played for them.
A Chicago Police motorcade is accompanying Santa this weekend, traversing the city and suburbs to bring some joy to police families that could use some.
The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.
The rape conviction of a 40-year-old PR executive in Chicago illustrated the difficulty prosecutors often have in pursuing cases of so-called “acquaintance rape.”
Former Bears lineman James “Big Cat” Williams surprised several Chicago Public Schools students with new laptop computers, after they won a program designed to help them with getting into college.
Chicago cab drivers have graced the pages of a pinup calendar for 2015, as part of a legal battle with the city in federal court.