The people who knew the late Judy Baar Topinka best were gathering Wednesday to share stories and celebrate her life, a week after the longtime Illinois politician died of complications from a stroke.
Several people rushed out of their apartments Monday morning, after a fire in a high-rise in the Edgewater neighborhood.
Chaos erupted at a Northwest Side hospital overnight, when dozens of firefighters rushed to extinguish an extra-alarm fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center.
Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke
Family and friends were remembering a slain Loyola University student Tuesday morning, four days after he was shot and killed during a robbery near campus.
Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Friday, after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
City tow trucks were out in force overnight, for the first night of the city’s winter parking ban. On 107 miles of arterial streets in Chicago, parking is banned from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., regardless of the weather, between Dec. 1 and April 1.
Police said it wasn’t clear if the robbery was connected to a series of other smash-and-grab burglaries in the Chicago area over the last two months.
Storms out east have been snarling flights for many travelers ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but for the most part, it’s been smooth sailing for people using O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday.
Dozens of residents in the Edison Park neighborhood spent the night without heat, after city water crews knocked out a gas line.
There have been at least 10 holdups in a little more than two months on or near the school’s Hyde Park campus.
Chicago was paying a last tribute Monday to its first and only female mayor, as funeral services were held for Jane Byrne at the church where her mother attended grammar school, and her grandparents were early members.
A police chase in the far northern suburbs involved two separate crashes overnight, and at some point during the pursuit, police shot the suspect.
Business was back to normal at Illinois driver’s license facilities on Thursday, a day after a computer glitch shut down offices statewide.
Around 10 p.m., the officer’s 21-year-old daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend were involved in a domestic dispute in the 2200 block of East 68th Street. The boyfriend then shot the 49-year-old officer and her daughter, and fled with his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter
It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.
Two women were sexually assaulted in the West Loop on Halloween, and police were asking for help tracking down the men they believe are responsible.
The 14-year-old boy’s family reported him missing after firefighters responded to a blaze in the 1200 block of Stratford Road around 3:45 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the boy’s parents said the teenager was nowhere to be found. Hours later, the boy was found safe at a friend’s apartment.
In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.
Marcus DiPaola returned to the U.S. from Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 20. Since he returned, he has been monitoring himself for a fever by taking his temperature every hour. He has yet to show any symptoms of Ebola. Two nurses from the Chicago Department of Public Health visited his home Wednesday to check on him.