The Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest recently sent off to a Kentucky zoo 13 of its non-native animals, including some cobras, vipers and other snakes.
Civil rights pioneers were in downstate Illinois on Tuesday, after being honored in Chicago Monday night for their work since they ended racial segregation at an all-white school in Arkansas decades ago.
A coach bus for a Gary casino plunged off a bridge Sunday morning.
More than 40 species of frogs, salamanders and newts will be on display starting Saturday.
Parents looking for a more educational and hands-on experience for their kids this summer may want to try a new camp for those interested in making things.
A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Students at one neighborhood school on Chicago’s Northwest Side have proven they can compete with the city’s best schools.
Thousands of Chicago police officers turned out Sunday morning to honor their colleagues killed in the line of duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
We Day is part of a global movement rooted in activism, charity, and social change. It features marketers, entrepreneurs, and some of Chicago’s most famous recording artists.
Parents of preemies can look to one of the players expected to be picked in the early rounds of the NFL Draft this week as inspiration for how far their little ones can go.
A government watchdog is questioning one of Governor Rauner’s picks for posts in his administration.
Thousands of people walked along the lakefront Sunday morning to raise money to help premature babies.
Glenview Public School District 34 taught bike riding about 20 years years ago, but stopped the program when it became too difficult to manage all the student’s personal bicycles. The Glenview Education Foundation brought back the program this spring for first and second graders, by buying 50 bikes for the kids to use.
Police in Harvey have found the biggest home-based pot growing operation in that south suburb’s history, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.
Chicago area Catholics are remembering Francis Cardinal George at the first Sunday mass since he died.
One person has died and four others were injured following a three-car crash Sunday morning on Chicago’s South Side, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
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.