The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force has determined police officers in Lake Station, Indiana, were justified when they shot and killed an elderly man who pointed a shotgun at them, and a report sheds some light on what appeared to have been a “suicide by cop.”
More than 10,000 votes were cast in the contest to name the rescued orphan sea otter who had been known as Pup 681.
An Indian immigrant who has spent the past six months in jail for failing to pay child support was set free Thursday, by the same judge who had him locked up, after an anonymous lawyer intervened on the man’s behalf.
A member of the Warren Township school board created a firestorm last week, when she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
The state of Illinois has won $80 million in federal funding for early childhood education and experts say the impact down the road will be significant, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Gov. Pat Quinn said the people of Illinois should reflect on the life of the late Judy Baar Topinka before there’s any public discussion about appointing her successor as state comptroller.
Police said three Lake Station officers confronted the man around 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Lake Station City Hall, which also houses the Lake Station Police Department.
Leibundguth Moving and Storage has been operating in Downers Grove for more than 85 years, and for most of that time, has had a 40-by-10-foot hand-painted sign on the rear wall of the building.
Thieves ran off with electronics after a crash-and-grab burglary early Tuesday at a store in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of the store about 3:55 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Western Avenue, police said.
A Michigan man is jailed on $1 million bond after he allegedly stabbed four people on an Amtrak train heading from Chicago to Port Huron, Michigan Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Activists who have been protesting in Chicago claim they have proof that police have been using so-called Stingray technology to eavesdrop on their phones, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
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.