Activists March On Magnificent Mile To Protest Laquan McDonald ShootingActivists shut down part of Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, and planned to march to Water Tower Place, to protest the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Charges Dropped Against Activist Arrested During Laquan McDonald MarchProsecutors have dropped charges against an activist who has helped organize several protests against police violence, less than a day after he was arrested for allegedly punching a police officer during a march downtown in the wake of the release of the video showing the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
No Bail For Officer Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Laquan McDonaldA Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Officer Jason Van Dyke was expected to appear for a bond hearing at noon Tuesday.
Mayor To Meet With Ministers As City Prepares To Release Video Of Fatal Police ShootingMayor Rahm Emanuel was meeting with community and religious leaders on Monday, to prepare for the backlash when a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager is made public.
Ventra App To Allow Transit Users To Pay Fares On Their PhonesGetting around Chicago on public transportation is about to get a lot easier. The CTA, Metra, and Pace have announced a new app that will allow riders to pay for fares on all three systems using their mobile devices.
Chicago Skyway Reopens After Closure Due To High Winds, DebrisWhipping winds have prompted officials to shut down part of the Chicago Skyway due to dangerous debris, as a strong fall storm has also knocked down trees and power lines across the area.
Prosecutors Reviewing Cases Linked To Disgraced Fox Lake Cop GliniewiczLake County prosecutors have begun reviewing all cases linked to Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, in the wake of revelations he was embezzling funds from the department's Explorer's program before killing himself.
String Of Arsons In Lakeview Might Have Been Set By ChildrenSeveral garages have been burned in an arson spree dating back to mid-October. The fires have been set along Damen Avenue, Diversey Parkway, Lincoln Avenue, Ashland Avenue, Wellington Avenue, and other streets on the North Side.
Illinois Begins Medical Marijuana SalesThe long wait for relief could be coming to an end for thousands of people who suffer from painful diseases or conditions, as medical marijuana sales were set to begin Monday at eight dispensaries across Illinois.
After CO Leak Sickened Kids, Chicago School ReopensEngineers worked all weekend to install new carbon monoxide detectors at Prussing school so students could return to class on Monday
Yellow Line Trains Running Again 5 Months After Track CollapseThe Yellow Line was once again rolling along the rails in Skokie on Friday, more than five months after an embankment collapse forced the CTA to shut down the entire line.
Woman Attacked On Villa Park TrailThe woman was walking alone on the Great Western Trail around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, between Harvard Avenue and Westmore Road, when she was approached from behind and beaten.