The proposal would require the NCAA to establish a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain trauma. It also would require stricter rules for returning to play after an athlete has suffered a concussion.
A Chicago man who has spent 24 years of a life sentence for his role in a double murder was getting another day in court on Monday, for a chance at a reduced sentence.
At least one animal shelter near tornado-ravaged Fairdale is housing several pets, but not because they can’t find the owners.
Volunteers and donations continue to pour into Fairdale, days after much of it was destroyed by a tornado. WBBM’s Nancy Harty spoke with a volunteer on the ground.
Two Chicago police officers were taken to the hospital early this morning after their squad car was hit.
After touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.
Voters in the village of Antioch approved a property tax hike for more ambulance service by more than 300 votes, but in unincorporated Antioch Township, the tax increase was ahead by only 8 votes, with more votes to be counted.
Social service agencies across Illinois are trying to figure out how to operate today after the state froze $26 million in grants on Friday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A former Provident Hospital supervisor has been charged with stealing money from patient payments in a long-running scheme.
Bria Abrams, 21, has been charged with felony theft, for allegedly stealing from five elderly people living at Alden Poplar Creek, at 1545 N. Barrington Rd., while she worked there.
An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.
Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, said “this is not a cute little rally” that brought out a large crowd to the Thompson Center, which has offices for multiple state agencies, including the governor’s office.
A production at the Goodman Theatre is moving forward thanks to a donation from a former monk who won the lottery, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The only thing taller in Chicago than the Willis Tower is the amount of money its new owners are paying for it.
Illinois GOP Congressman Aaron Schock, once the toast of the town, courted by party leaders and powerbrokers, was confronted by reporters Monday about an ongoing ethics investigation about using taxpayer dollars on private planes.
In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Chuy Garcia has picked up the endorsement of Congressman Danny Davis, reports WBBM’s Danny Davis.
With the clock winding down on the race for mayor, plenty of voters still haven’t made up their mind, in a race that shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel right at the edge of avoiding a head-to-head runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
Thousands of people turned out in the cold this afternoon for the Chinese New Year parade in Chicago’s Chinatown, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
This year’s Hustle up the Hancock raised more than $1 million for lung disease research, education and advocacy.
Some French nuns on Chicago’s West Side are feeling the warmth of donations and good will as they continue to struggle with the heat in their church.