Roman Catholic cardinals held their first meeting Monday ahead of electing a new pope, but Cardinal Francis George said it’s still not clear when the conclave will begin.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the projected $25 million in new annual revenue from the tax increase will go to the county’s hospitals and health centers, which treat more than 300 lung cancer patients each year.
The long list of people the state owes money to could nearly triple in five years, if lawmakers don’t get costs under control, according to a local budget watchdog group.
One of three former Schaumburg police officers accused of stealing from drug dealers is getting out of jail today.
Elementary school teachers in West Chicago hit the picket lines on Monday, after going on strike.
The first batch of Chicago cops being pulled off desk duty are slated to hit the streets this weekend. That can’t come soon enough for Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, who said in an interview on the CBS 2 Morning News that it’s “very, very frustrating” that improvements in violent crime in Chicago are frequently followed by backsliding.
Going forward, Cook County taxpayers won’t have to pay for work of a special prosecutor investigating why Chicago Police and Cook County prosecutors did not charge a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley in the death of David Koschman.
Facing one of its deadliest months in a decade, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy will announce on Thursday that 200 officers currently on desk duty will be put on the streets.
An autopsy was conducted Friday on the body of a lottery winner who died from cyanide poisoning last year, after his body was exhumed for further testing, but the results of those tests won’t be completed for a few weeks.
A new report aims to put faces and names to the number of murders that Chicago saw last year.
As lawmakers in Springfield take another shot at a gambling expansion bill, there’s a new look out at the behavior of gamblers.
Some mail-order guitars coming through O’Hare struck a false note with U.S. Customs agents. They were fakes from China.
The caravan carrying 1,300 students and 52 staffers started leaving the DeKalb campus shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, and was expected to arrive in Miami around 1 p.m. Monday.
If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, there are a number of incentives.
Are you hoping Santa Claus still has a little something in his sack for you? Even jolly old St. Nick is probably scoping out the after-Christmas sales on Wednesday.
You might want to check some of those Christmas presents before it’s too late.
If you’re headed to the post office today, you could be greeted with some pretty long lines.
Supporters of mental health funding have said the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Conn., should prompt a discussion not just of gun control laws, but the need for more attention to mental illness.
Three families have joined a lawsuit against Maine Township High School District 207, alleging their children were also hazed at Maine West High School.
Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? A Chicago company that makes furniture out of garbage may have the answer.