The veterans planned to take part in three days of games that are as much about mental rehabilitation as physical – perhaps more.
Students were back in the classrooms Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory School in Portage Park, after facing closure by the Catholic Archdiocese earlier this year, unless it came up with hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade stepped off this morning, with recording artist Chaka Khan serving as grand marshal.
The state has spent $34 million acquiring a general aviation airport in Monee, Bult Field, which the governor says will be incorporated into a third regional airport. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
Chicago Public Schools students on Thursday were celebrating a successful end to the Safe Haven program, in which churches across the city provide kids with summer activities to keep them off the streets.
Lollapalooza, says Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O’Neill, has become one the of the best rock concert public-private partnerships in the world.
Suburbs west of O’Hare International Airport have placed a question on the November ballot, asking voters whether something needs to be done about the rise in jet noise.
There is a big debate in the far South Side Hegewisch neighborhood over a convicted cop killer who was allowed to coach kids’ baseball.
Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.
Joey Mathews can still name all five men convicted of killing his father, Chicago Police Officer John Mathews, in Hegewisch 26 years ago, and he’s furious one of them has been coaching youth baseball in the same neighborhood, years after finishing his prison sentence.
A man with a concealed carry permit got involved when he witnessed an armed robbery at a wireless store in southwest suburban Crestwood over the weekend.
HOBY president and CEO Javier LaFianza said this week’s events were designed to help students identify their passions, and where they want to make a difference in the world.
A Texas artist mas walking around Chicago on Friday, buying the signs homeless people use to try to get people to give them money.
A bipartisan legislative panel was debating Wednesday morning whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off on their own investigation a scandal-plagued anti-violence program Gov. Pat Quinn launched during his 2010 election run.
Tuesday’s chilly temperatures hardly make for ideal beach weather, but windy conditions in northwest Indiana were a welcome change for surfers who haven’t been able to catch many waves this year.
The street naming played out like a funeral, with tributes to the former mayor on the steps of Gary City Hall, where the “Mayor Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Clay Memorial Highway” sign was unveiled Friday.
Rahan Sivertsen has a soft spot for dogs and soldiers, so she came up with an idea to sell lemonade and watermelon to raise funds for the Puppy Rescue Mission, which assists in adoptions of stray dogs that soldiers have rescued from war zones.
A person of interest arrested in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeff Westerfield on Sunday remained in custody on Friday, but has yet to be charged.
After losing his first-born daughter and his youngest son to gun violence in less than a year, Pierre Curry said “I’m going to lose my mind.”
A former Joliet resident who was held for nearly two months in a prison in Honduras has been freed and is on his way out of the country, after the government dropped weapons charges against him and other crew members of a salvage ship.