A Cook County Commissioner has proposed the county appoint a “gun violence czar” as a new tool to stem the tide of violent crime in the Chicago area, by coordinating efforts between the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies; and knocking down political barriers.
Kids with epilepsy took part in a basketball camp today, getting pointers from DePaul University basketball players, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Someone in the home at 601 Rose Dr. called 911 at 6 a.m. to report a medical emergency. When firefighters and paramedics arrived, they found nine people – children and adults – suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.
More close encounters with a black bear that has been hanging around Michigan City have prompted state officials to take a more aggressive stance to capture the bear, so it can be taken back to the wild in Michigan.
The Chicago Fire Department is concerned about people opening fire hydrants as they seek relief from the heat.
The Will County Health Department says more rabid bats have been found in the garage attic of a house in Homer Glen, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Indiana state officials have set a trap to catch a black bear that has been wandering around the Michigan City area for the past month, and if they catch him, they plan to take him back home to Michigan.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Friday celebrated the opening of the first of two disinfection plants designed to help clean up area rivers.
The decorative façade of the shuttered Wabash/Madison ‘L’ station, which first opened in 1896, has come down, and preservationists have begun looking for a new home for the structure.
The ongoing financial crisis in Greece has caused some sleepless nights for a Chicago businessman who’s worried about shortages of products imported to the U.S.
Sheriff Tom Dart led Archbishop Blase Cupich on a tour of Cook County Jail on Tuesday, and highlighted the “disproportionate amount of Cook County’s poor, sick, vulnerable and disenfranchised individuals” who are being held there.
A police officer could have easily shot a boy who was playing with a toy gun during a recent encounter — and the shooting would have been justified — Plainfield’s police chief tells WBBM.
Low-income residents in Chicago are being offered significant discounts on the city’s popular Divvy bike-sharing program.
As America celebrates the Fourth of July, the flag flies from front porches coast-to-coast and for one man from downstate Illinois, that symbol of freedom has become part of his life’s work, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Thousands lined the streets of Arlington Heights today celebrating the Fourth of July with the largest parade in the region, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A California woman who’s been called a serial stowaway for her history of trying to board airplanes without a ticket has been arrested yet again in Chicago just after her release from jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Just about all kinds of fireworks are illegal in Chicago, but that certainly doesn’t stop lots of people from shooting them off for the 4th of July every year, so the Fire Department will be watching closely for the problems that always result.
Glass was scattered over the sidewalk in front of The Shop 147, at the corner of 95th Street and Claremont Avenue, after burglars drove a stolen silver Dodge Caravan into the entrance around 4:15 a.m. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) said the crooks did not get inside.
A Chicago police officer who was left paralyzed after a crash in his patrol vehicle six years ago has been served with eviction papers at the apartment the city has been paying for.
Smoke from wildfires in northern Canada, have spread over a large portion of the Midwest, spreading as far south as Tennessee.