Agency Seeks Private Funds To Dredge Chain O'Lakes, Fox RiverFox Waterway Agency executive director Joe Keller said growing levels of sediment have been clogging the system, which has the most recreational boats per mile in the country.
Photography Students Selling Art To Help Classmate Wounded In ShootingAlexis Ellers, an instructor in the Early Exposures summer photography class, said the idea of selling some of the photos taken by Tavon Tanner and his classmates came as she prepared the students for an exhibition at the end of the camp.
Chef Michael Garbin Shops At Farmer's Market In Federal PlazaChef Michael Garbin buys 75 percent of his produce from the farmer's market in Federal Plaza for Union League Club of Chicago.
Judge To Hear Arguments On Palatine Schools' Transgender Locker Room PolicyA federal judge in Chicago could decide Monday whether to force Palatine High School District 211 to stop allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with.
Streetwise Vendor Memorialized in Roscoe VillageThree months after his death, neighbors honor Streetwise vendor Dave Urban at his former Roscoe Village post.
Rod Blagojevich Gets 14 Years Again At ResentencingA federal judge declined to reduce Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence Tuesday, despite the former governor’s apology from prison.
Congressional Candidate Wants Kirk To Apologize For PTSD JokeU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s comments comparing dealing with Donald Trump to post-traumatic stress disorder have drawn the ire of a Marine veteran running for Congress.
Purple Heart Veterans Share Stories For Library Of CongressAs the nation honors wounded and fallen military personnel for Purple Heart Day, several veterans sat down to retell their war stories so they can be recorded in the Library of Congress.
Recycling Styrofoam? Forget About ItLow oil prices have driven down the cost of petroleum-based styrofoam, prompting the few places that recycle it around here to stop.
With Lollapalooza Over, Cleanup Begins At Grant ParkThe music is gone, and so are the crowds. Now it’s time to assess the damage four days of Lollapalooza caused to Grant Park.
Illinois Summer Camp Program Unites Jailed Moms With Their ChildrenThe "Mom and Me Summer Camp" began 15 years ago at a downstate prison. WBBM's Nancy Harty reports.
Cook County Jail Inmate Punches Guard Several TimesThe attack comes on the heels of a brief takeover and hostage situation at the jail near 26th and California.

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