A brochure intended to serve as educational materials by the North Chicago Police Department for citizen training has racheted up racial tension in the far north suburb.
When a Greyhound bus dropped passengers off at a stop in Iowa, the station was closed, and an Illinois college student and other passengers were left outside in -17 degree weather for an hour. He was wearing only a sweatshirt and jacket.
It’s not quite like swimming with dolphins, but starting this spring visitors to the Shedd Aquarium will have a chance to touch the stingrays.
George Ryan’s lawyer said Tuesday that the former governor did nothing wrong when he went out to dinner with family and a few friends on Sunday, despite being on home confinement through early July.
Starting next Wednesday, visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago will get new insight into the special relationship that existed between Pablo Picasso and this city.
On this Valentine’s Day, a Naperville man says he has a way to tell whether your Valentine is right for you.
The Better Government Association has been putting pressure on the Chicago City Council as city officials weigh possible privatization of Midway International Airport, in an effort to make sure it won’t turn out like the disastrous parking meter lease deal.
Two juveniles were arrested early Wednesday in south suburban Midlothian, following a five-hour standoff with police after they broke into a cell phone store.
Several Chicagoans who have lost children to gun violence were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a congressional hearing on how to balance new gun laws against the constitutional rights of gun owners.
The wild temperature swings we’ve been seeing lately in the Chicago area have produced a bumper crop of potholes on the streets.
After serving six years for a corruption conviction, former Gov. George Ryan is due to be released this week to a Chicago halfway house.
Wolcott School – located at 524 N. Wolcott Av., just northwest of the Loop – will be the first Chicago high school specifically for college-bound students with learning differences.
For one day each year, Dr. Jonathan Yahav of the Chicago Smile Center opens his office to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get even the most basic dental care.
An Illinois state lawmaker said Wednesday that talking about gun control isn’t the only conversation we need to have after the shooting massacre at a grade school in Connecticut.
With tongue firmly in cheek, the Onion serves up wacky news every day on its website and in its newspaper.
Travel is expected to be up this holiday season, and one big reason is plummeting gas prices.
Time is growing short for people who want to play Santa under a program run by the U.S. Postal Service.
A new study by DePaul University advises at least $2 billion a year in spending is needed for the Chicago area’s mass transit system, to avoid a meltdown of the aging network.
Constituents in Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s district have gone without representation on Capitol Hill for more than five months, and the head of the Better Government Association said Wednesday that they might have go go without a congressman for several more months, thanks to Jackson’s ongoing health and legal problems.
Supporters of a plan to let illegal immigrants get Illinois drivers’ licenses hope last week’s election results will finally make it happen.
- Two Charged With River North BurglariesTwo people have been charged with burglary in connection with a spate of robberies this month in the River North neighborhood.98
- Portage Theater Closed For NowThe 93-year-old landmark theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. was shut down on Friday after Ald. John Arena (45th) blocked Carranza’s application for a liquor license, according to Carranza.90
- Man Shot And Killed Inside Hyde Park HomeA murder in Hyde Park, just blocks away from President Barack Obama's home.213
- Noise From Music Fest At Chicagoland Speedway Has Neighbors Up In ArmsMost of the complaints seem to be coming from the east of the Chicagoland Speedway in new Lenox, Frankfort and Mokena as grandstands protect the other three sides.127
- Roseland Hospital Cuts Staff, Salaries To Keep Doors OpenAs it waits to hear if it’ll receive a $7 million bailout to stay open, Roseland Community Hospital laid off almost 70 employees, and other hospital employees will take a pay cut.89
- Rev. Jackson: School Closings UndemocraticOpponents of Chicago school closures are vowing to fight on, but they appear to have little chance of reversing the mayor's agenda... unless a federal judge steps in, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.90
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