Lawyers for a man who has spent 31 years in prison for a rape he claims he did not commit have requested the case be moved out of Cook County, after the judge hearing the politically-charged case recused herself.
“Some of these families are going through the very most difficult periods of their lives, and to get a little respite, a little sense of joy with something they probably wouldn’t normally see – the Stanley Cup – it’s wonderful,” Ronald McDonald House CEO Doug Porter said.
A group of activists has launched a grassroots effort to recruit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.
The residents of a small Australian mountain town have gathered more than 90,000 signatures from people opposed to a McDonald’s restaurant, and planned to deliver them by hand to McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook on Tuesday.
Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.
A couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.
An Elgin man whose immune system has led to rejection after rejection after rejection of donor kidneys is about to go under the knife again, and this time, his doctor says, is going to be different.
The Black Star Project has more than 600 cities taking part in the effort to increase fathers’ involvement in their children’s education.
The suit alleges Jeremiah Rogers and his girlfriend were at the Walmart in Waukegan in January, when a man hit him with a wine bottle, but security guards failed to stop the attack after kicking the man out earlier.
Animal welfare workers are planning to remove a pair of dogs that were apparently abandoned by their owners and locked inside an empty house.
Rain was a problem for the three-day music festival for the previous two years, causing major damage to the grass at Grant Park.
The owner of a car repair garage in the Edison Park neighborhood has seen a program called “Wheels To Prosper” – which gives cars to deserving people – grow from a couple garages to 25 across the country.
A high-end fashion outlet mall opened Thursday morning in Rosemont — the first new indoor mall in the Chicago area in two decades — and the huge deals stores are offering could bring in big crowds.
It’s not quite a scene out of Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” but if you’re visiting Grant Park anytime soon, make sure to keep your eye out for some aggressive birds that are protecting their nests, or you could find out the hard way just how protective they can be.
A Vietnam War veteran from Montana has been walking across the country, and made his way to the Chicago area this week, in an effort to raise funds to help support wounded and disabled soldiers and their families.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart predicted several months ago that summer would bring a dramatic increase in the population of the jail, and that’s come true, but he said they’re managing so far.
Cook County Sheriff’s police credited a new online crime tips feature with helping solve the murder of a college student.
It’s unclear what his intentions were, but Waukegan police said they are investigating at least two incidents in which a man caused slow leaks in young women’s car tires, then offered to help them.
A fire caused well over a $1 million in damage to a home in Inverness Tuesday night, and two of the more than 100 responding firefighters had to be treated for heat exhaustion.
The heat and humidity could reach dangerous levels in the Chicago area this week, and could bring heat indexes of 100 degrees or higher for the next four days.