Special Olympics Kick Off Spring Games At Soldier FieldDedicated athletes filled Soldier Field on Friday, but it has nothing to do with the Bears or the NFL Draft. Opening ceremonies got underway for the 48th Annual Special Olympics, with thousands of athletes ready to compete in events next week.
Attempted Child Luring Reported In Albany ParkPolice said the Roosevelt High School student was walking home from school Tuesday evening in the 4500 block of North St. Louis Avenue when a man driving a white Jeep pulled up alongside her and began honking his horn. The man motioned for her to come over, and she ignored him, but he continued following her for a full block.
Man Tries To Abduct Child From Park In West SuburbsPolice in west suburban Oak Park were warning parents after a man tried to kidnap a child from a park on Monday.
Man Released From Prison After DNA Clears Him Of 1989 RapeA man who served more than two decades in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape was set to go free on Monday.
Minimum Wage Workers Stage Daylong 'Fight For $15'Thousands of low-wage workers planned to protest all over Chicago on Thursday to fight for a $15 minimum wage. The rallies started around dawn, and were scheduled to continue through Thursday night, with many workers planning to walk off the job.
Two Children Among Six Injured In Extra-Alarm Fire In KankakeeWhen firefighters arrived at the two-story building in the 800 block of West Station Street around 1:50 a.m., some people living in the apartments over two storefronts were trapped inside, because the flames had blocked access to the rear stairwell.
City Adding More Rat Control TeamsWith complaints about rodents on the rise, city crews are stepping up efforts to target rats.
New Amenities, Extra Security To Greet Fans At Cubs Home OpenerThe Cubs are getting ready for their home opener, and coming off a 97-win season and a trip to the National League Championship Series, hope is sky high this will be the year.
Cupich Says Pope's "Joy Of Love" Not A Change Of Catholic DoctrineArchbishop Blase Cupich said Pope Francis’ recent writings on “The Joy of Love,” calling for compassion toward “imperfect” Catholics, including the divorced, is not about a change in doctrine, but “reform of the church.”
Autopsies Reveal Grisly Details Of Gage Park Massacre, Report SaysInvestigators reportedly found a “bloody mess” inside the Gage Park home where six members of the same family were slain in February, according to detailed autopsy reports.
City Crews Get Started Early On Resurfacing City StreetsAlthough it might be hard to tell on a day when temperatures are stuck in the upper 30s, a relatively mild start to the year has led to an earlier paving season in Chicago.
Woman Kidnapped At Gunpoint, Raped In Front Of Her BabyChicago police were looking for the man who kidnapped a woman and raped her at gunpoint in front of her baby on Easter Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.