MSI Exhibit Shines Light On Secretive Government Research AgencyThe Museum of Science and Industry has opened a new exhibit offering a rare glimpse inside the secretive government agency behind technological breakthroughs that helped give us the internet and GPS technology.
Anita Alvarez Wants To Be Taken Off Laquan McDonald Murder CaseIn a surprise reversal Thursday, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez asked to recuse herself and her office from the murder case against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014.
Crime Commission Expresses Concerns Over Fantasy Sports Betting BillThe Chicago Crime Commission has serious concerns about legislation advancing in Springfield to legalize and regulate the fantasy sports betting industry.
Man Dies On Flight From Chicago To MexicoAeroméxico flight 683 took off from O'Hare International Airport around 12:30 a.m., and made an emergency landing in Houston about two hours later, after an elderly passenger became unresponsive in his seat.
Five Thousand 'Run To Remember' Fallen Chicago Police OfficersIt's a huge increase from the 500 who showed up 12 years ago, says former police superintendent Phil Cline.
Alderman Repeats Use Of Racial Slur To Slam Removal Of Principal Who Blasted EmanuelA Chicago alderman is not backing down from his use of the N-word in criticizing the ouster of a popular elementary school principal who is an outspoken critic of Rahm Emanuel; in fact, he’s doubling down on his profane denunciation of the mayor.
DePaul Student Beaten On Blue Line As Witnesses Just WatchJessica Hughes, 19, was left with a black eye, bruises to her head, and a bite mark on her hand.
Homeless, Advocates Target Rauner Luxury Condo In Budget ProtestHomeless youth and advocates gathered outside one of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s homes on Thursday, to call attention to the state budget impasse and its impact on programs for the homeless.
Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Hush Money CaseCalling former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert a "serial child molester," a federal judge has sentenced him to 15 months in prison for trying to skirt banking regulations to conceal hush money payments intended to cover up sex abuse allegations from the time he was a high school wrestling coach and teacher in Yorkville decades ago.
Historic Woodlawn Church Begins Restoration Process After Massive FireSix months after an extra-alarm fire gutted a historic Woodlawn neighborhood church, crews have begun taking the first steps toward restoring the 93-year-old building.
Indiana Introducing Safe Haven Baby BoxesIndiana has added a new element to its Safe Haven law that allows mothers to give up newborns by dropping them off at hospitals, police stations, and firehouses.
St. Sabina Hosts Gun BuybackSt. Sabina Catholic Church held a gun turn-in program Saturday, offering $100 gift cards for guns, no questions asked, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.