Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were encouraging students to walk in pairs, or take public transit, in the wake of recent attacks on campus.
There is no school again Tuesday for public school students in Waukegan as a teachers strike will enter its 12th day.
Supporters of a non-binding referendum to raise the state’s minimum wage are making a major push in the next two weeks, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The candidates for the tenth congressional district sparred this morning over healthcare, abortion and other issues in a rematch of a very close race two years ago.
Scott Peters, 52, was taken into custody around 5 p.m. near Illinois Route 176 and Smith Road, in unincorporated Crystal Lake, after receiving two separate calls about a suspicious person, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department said.
The Kendall County courthouse will be crowded next month when nearly 50 teens have to appear to face underage drinking charges, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Regardless of who you vote for in the governor’s race, you’re in for higher taxes, according to the head of a good government group, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A new report claims to show that Chicago charter schools are lagging behind their traditional public counterparts, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Priest sex abuse survivors leafleted outside a Catholic church on Chicago’s North Side Sunday to draw attention to an on-going investigation, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Pamela J. Christensen, 47 and her three teen daughters were all wearing white when Montgomery police came to their home on Sept. 25.
Like many people, Jessy Stouffer and her family have a tradition of watching “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” movies around the holidays, but the final installment doesn’t come out until mid-December and the 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student said she’s worried her father won’t live to see it.
Democrats and Republicans on a state panel looking into the governor’s scandal-plagued 2010 anti-violence program were accusing each other of playing politics on Thursday as former Quinn administration aides testified in Chicago.
As consumers scramble to protect their credit and debit card information in the wake of a stream of data breaches at major retailers, one group is voluntarily giving out their personal information.
A Chicago woman who worked as caretaker allegedly stole from two patients — including a woman living her last days in hospice care — and was ordered held on a $300,000 bond Thursday.
The Chicago Park District has asked one of the designers of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to help with discussions about a long-term vision for the entire lakefront Museum Campus where it is planned to be built.
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students returned to class Tuesday for the first day of the new school year, and many of them were taking advantage of the Safe Passage program for the first time.
Police and fire departments across suburban Cook County might be in line for some budget cuts, as huge pension problems loom, according to a report from a government watchdog.
It’s a safe place to charge your cellphone while you’re out. Dave Adams and a friend sketched out on a napkin an idea for what would become SafeCharge, essentially a locker for your phone, with battery chargers to accommodate any phone made in the last 16 years.
The group supports an ordinance that was introduced to the Chicago City Council this spring that calls for employers to give all workers — both full and part-time — at least five sick days a year.
Officials estimated power usage will be at its peak from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., so they want residents to turn up their thermostats a couple degrees, and avoid using other unnecessary appliances and electronics.