Cardinal Francis George recently spent almost a week in the hospital for tests, and has halted his treatment for cancer, but the retired head of the Catholic church in Chicago is still keeping busy, according to his successor.
It wasn’t the usual suspects at an immigration reform event at St. Ignatius School on the Near West Side Monday morning, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Two Chicago police officers have been reunited for the first time with two bystanders who helped save their lives in a violent confrontation with a suspected shoplifter last month. All four were honored Thursday at Chicago Police Headquarters.
Special Olympics, which hosts competitive games for disabled Americans, says the R-word stands for “retard” or “retarded.” Spokeswoman Michele Evans said, even if it’s not intended to, it causes pain to those with intellectual and development disabilities.
A South Side charter school is mourning the murder of one of its students.
The sheriff’s office says last year judges in Cook County ordered 70 percent more defendants to stay at home and wear ankle bracelets than the year before.
Automated license plate readers (ALPRs) consist of a camera used to scan the license plate of every passing car. That number then is recorded and stored indefinitely.
Here’s something to get you thinking about summer: planners already are putting together fireworks shows for Independence Day.
Around 6:20 a.m., the temperature at O’Hare National Airport dropped to 8 below zero, breaking the previous Feb. 19 record of 7 below, set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.
Like the song from its current production, “La Cage Aux Folles,” for the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, the best of times is now.
Roy Rauch, 58, allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in Seminole County, Florida in August 2011. Charles Long Jr., 36, was riding his bike the wrong way on a road in Sanford, Florida, when Rauch allegedly struck him with his 2004 Ford pickup truck, and fled the scene.
Ahead of Valentine’s Day on Saturday, the Better Business Bureau was warning about scammers who prey on people looking for love.
The mother and fiancée of Officer Clifton Lewis accepted his posthumous Medal of Valor, awarded by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Illinois has been dragging its feet on federal security rules for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards. The 2005 REAL ID Act requires state officials to verify birth certificates through the Electronic Verification of Vital Events system in order to meet federal security and anti-terrorism guidelines.
If you think you can sing like Carole King, the producers of the musical “Beautiful” want to listen to you, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Administrators at Lemont High School expect classes will resume tomorrow after a burst pipe caused flood damage over the weekend, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
It’s the third year that the hospital’s “Handfuls of Love” program is collecting cards for children who are hospitalized. Lurie spokeswoman Amanda Salhoot said it’s a way of letting them escape their illness for a bit.
It was in 1938 when Jacob Glick, an immigrant from Ukraine who owned a chain of cigar shops, shot footage during what might have been the Cubs’ home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Evanston is getting tough with property owners who still haven’t shoveled the snow from Sunday’s blizzard, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A group of students from Kankakee has been preparing a retirement gift for David Letterman, hoping to appear on one of his final shows before he retires from the Late Show on CBS in May.