Running water has been restored for a north suburban condo complex that had been without it for five days, but the fix is only temporary, and there is still a boil order in effect.
A South Side beach that was once the site of an infamous race riot will soon be named after Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who founded the DuSable Museum of African American History.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Education: It’s An Order,” a salute to Col. Eugene Scott, the president of Chicago Defender Charities, which organizes the parade. Scott is retiring, after nearly 20 years leading the nation’s oldest and largest African American parade.
Sixteen teachers who claim they were fired from Urban Prep Academies charter schools for union activities staged a demonstration in the Loop on Friday, attempting to pressure the school to reverse their dismissals.
Sherri Anicich is the mother of Alisha Bromfield, who was murdered in 2012 while she was carrying a child.
A Chicago man who broke his neck in an accident in 2009 has begun standing upright, and walking for the first time in years.
The National Weather service says the tornado developed too quickly to give people in its path advance warning.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with a group of anti-violence activists on the South Side on Wednesday, and announced the county would spend $500,000 on so-called “restorative justice” programs in an effort to help prevent ex-cons from going back to court or jail, and to curb violent crime.
The Englewood Police Youth Baseball League was created to keep kids busy, and off the streets, and to change perceptions of police in the crime-plagued South Side community.
The dragonfly population in the Chicago area has exploded in recent days, and one local expert said it’s likely tied to the large mosquito population.
There were two fatal shootings Monday night within minutes of each other; a 15-year-old girl was slain Sunday night; and a 22-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning.
A 51-year-old Riverside woman has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving hit-and-run that injured a child last year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Chicago firefighter officer was hospitalized this morning after fighting a porch fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood.
A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A Plainfield mom says she found herself having a talk with her kids about racism after an ugly incident this week in Chicago.
With a cougar on the loose in Milwaukee, a bear hanging around Michigan City and a thriving coyote population in Chicago, wildlife experts say we can expect more of this kind of thing and that comes with a warning.
Lollapalooza returns to Chicago this weekend for the 11th year.
A 12-year-old girl from Elkhart, Indiana is being held in juvenile detention accused of murdering her step-mother, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Hundreds of friends, family and strangers attended the wake and funeral today in Lisle for Sandra Bland, the former suburban woman involved in a controversial traffic stop in Texas who was later found dead in a jail cell, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A 20-year-old man dubbed “Harvey’s Most Wanted Criminal” was taken into custody Friday, charged with murder and attempted murder in a shooting that killed a teenager and wounded his mother.