A teenager was in the hospital early Friday, after Chicago police shot him when he allegedly refused to drop a weapon in the South Chicago neighborhood.
In response to a rise in shootings on Chicago area expressways, Illinois State Police on Wednesday announced plans to fortify special patrols aimed at reduce the violence.
Summer storms ripped through the Chicago area Tuesday night, leaving downed trees, standing water, and lots of cleanup to do. While the damage was not significant, thousands lost power when power lines were knocked down.
As officials conduct an investigation into the death of an Army parachutist during a jump at the Chicago Air & Water Show, some photos taken that day have shown the smiling young man in the moments before his final skydive.
Police were warning women who ride the CTA about a man who has been snatching necklaces off women’s necks, then running off the train as the doors are closing.
Former Bulls star Michael Jordan could take the stand Wednesday in his lawsuit against a now-defunct grocery store chain, over its unauthorized use of his name and image in a 2009 magazine ad.
Shortly before 2 a.m., the driver of a four-door sedan was heading east on I-80, near the Interstate 57 junction, when he lost control of the vehicle. The driver said he swerved to avoid hitting a coyote, and crashed through a guardrail.
The 37-year-old officer was returning home from work around 10:30 p.m., still wearing his uniform, standing in the alley behind his mother’s home in the 2800 block of South Tripp Avenue, when someone in a minivan opened fire on him, police said.
On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, a steamship preparing for an excursion to Michigan City, Indiana, capsized in the Chicago River near LaSalle Street, with about 2,500 people on board. More than 840 people were killed, including 22 families, when they became trapped after the ship toppled on its side.
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.
Hundreds of students from across the globe were going green Tuesday at a record-breaking community service project in Humboldt Park.
The gaping hole, blamed on this summer’s heavy rains, stretched the entire width of Diamond Lake Road at Indian Creek Road. The pavement collapsed Friday, leaving the road impassable.
Manuel Arizaga, 34, lived on the 3600 block of North Saint Louis Avenue with his wife and 1-year-old daughter. He was walking to work around 4:30 a.m. Friday, when he was gunned down in an alley at Waveland and Drake avenues.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has ordered officers to provide security at all military recruiting sites in the city, after a gunman killed four Marines at a recruitment center in Tennessee on Thursday.
Sandra Bland was arrested near Houston on Friday, and the Waller County Sheriff’s Office said she was found unresponsive in her cell Monday morning, and was later pronounced dead of apparent “self-inflicted asphyxiation.”
Chicago police spent a large part of the day Tuesday at Marquette Park with the Water Department draining a lagoon on the east end of the park, and on Wednesday. Sources said investigators were searching for the body of Laneesha Miller, who disappeared three weeks ago.
Public health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.
An Arizona woman who was supposed to be celebrating her 60th birthday was one of two people shot on the porch of a home in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood early Tuesday.
A 24-year-old woman has died, after an early morning fire that also injured her husband and two children in the Little Village neighborhood. A law enforcement source said investigators suspect a citronella candle might have started the fire.
Facing the possibility of not receiving any paychecks amid the ongoing state budget stalemate, Illinois state workers were getting a glimmer of hope, in the form of loans from employee credit unions.