Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
At least four people were injured after a two-alarm fire at an East Garfield Park hotel Saturday morning, including one person who jumped from the building.
The Village Board rejected the permit based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.
The Lombard Village Board said it rejected a permit for a Christmas-themed haunted house based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.
A late 19th century home on Prairie Avenue has begun its two-day move to a new lot a block north, to make way for the new DePaul University basketball arena just north of McCormick Place.
Cook County Sheriff’s officers doing a home-monitoring check on Chicago’s West Side found an assault rifle and drugs in the home of a man who is now calling home the county jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The family of a Chinese immigrant who was shot to death last week at the restaurant where he worked on Chicago’s West Side, have been leafleting the neighborhood today in the hopes that someone will come forward with information.
Macy’s on State Street is continuing a long Chicago tradition, unveiling the holiday window displays Saturday morning.
An ultramarathon runner from Chicago has begun a 24-hour treadmill run to raise money for an organization that provides cleft palate surgeries for kids in developing countries.
A German Shepherd who was missing for almost a year and a half has been found and reunited with his family, by a local group that was searching for another lost dog.
“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.
A day after he sailed to his record fourth term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was out thanking voters for their support, and urging the rest of Congress to come together to end the gridlock in Washington.
A Stickney woman who has been caring for a feral cat colony at Hawthorne Race Course says the track’s owner has cut her access and wants the colony gone.
Bethany McKee was convicted of two counts of murder in August, in the strangling deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, in January 2013.
Last night, trick-or-treaters really earned their candy, considering the miserable weather. So, you might find it surprising that a lot of kids were giving their candy away today, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
They say Halloween night is a dangerous night to be a pedestrian and the experience of a North Shore family illustrates why, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
One of three people wanted by Dolton police for shooting and wounding a pizza delivery man during a hold-up last Saturday night has been charged, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Police in southwest suburban Channahon were trying to figure out how a real headstone ended up in a Halloween display.
Police said they have found the bionic arm that a west suburban teenager reported stolen earlier this month. Sammy Luther, 16, had said the arm was stolen from his family’s car while they were in the Pilsen neighborhood on Oct. 18.
In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.