The CTA has launched a new public service campaign to warn riders to stay off the tracks, after the number of people who died after going on tracks went up last year.
The Botanic Garden has offered horticulture therapy for more than 30 years, to provide comfort and stress relief through gardening for veterans, the elderly, and the disabled.
Gov. Pat Quinn appears happy about the progress state lawmakers have been making on pension reforms.
It might be two weeks before a DeKalb County judge rules whether the man who pleaded guilty to the murder of Northern Illinois University student Toni Keller can change that plea.
It’s been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.
Decatur Classical Elementary School’s local school council is recommending that CPS remove Principal Susan Kukielka
The 27-year-old mother of three was stabbed in the left arm by her children’s father, only a few feet away from where Chicago police officers stood waiting on the front steps, thinking she was safe and out of harm’s way.
A marvel of physics is spending the day in a grocery store parking lot in the southwestern suburbs, before continuing its long journey to Fermilab in Batavia.
Instead of talking over the backyard fence, neighbors in Gurnee can talk online through a private social networking website specific to their area.
Shelter workers in Hawaii found a microchip on Koki, an 11-year-old Boston Terrier, which led back to Sheryl Jans, an 8th grade English teacher at Abbott Elementary School in Waukegan.
Cyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.
City streets could be full of protesters again on Monday, as the Chicago Teachers Union wraps up a three-day march to voice opposition to plans to close more than 50 public schools.
It’s almost the end of the line for Red Line service on the South Side ahead of a massive construction project slated to begin on Sunday.
A day after the body of a child believed to be Bryeon Hunter – the 20-month-old Maywood boy allegedly killed by his mother and her boyfriend – the man who found the body met the child’s grandmother.
After 2nd graders from Riley Elementary in Arlington Heights recited facts about the history of immigration in the U.S., some 7th graders took the stage at London Middle School in Wheeling to outline their proposals before their peers and politicians.
Gun sellers and owners haven’t been able to stop it, so a new $25-per-gun tax in Cook County went into effect on Monday.
This weekend’s warmer weather means many people will rediscover their yards – which for many means cleaning up after their dogs.
The head of a local cremation group said he’s not surprised to hear the Kane County Coroner is looking for relatives to claim the cremated remains of nearly 50 people.
Emma Gomez doesn’t follow normal medical expectations. Her mother said, after essentially falling into a coma for five weeks, the 14-year-old leukemia patient just started talking one day.
Loved ones of the 6-month-old girl who was shot and killed as she was in her father’s lap inside a minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood were gathering at a local church Tuesday morning for her funeral.