The markers, installed in 1999, are now missing huge hunks of stars, letters — even the centerpiece word “Theatre.”
What may be different about this year is a lot of kids showed evidence of head lice well before the start of school.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has written a scathing letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, saying the state board that looks into police torture allegations has acted illegally.
A 20-year-old student was hit with a blow dart Tuesday night. And about an hour and a half later — and a few blocks away — a 35-year-old man was also hit with a blow dart.
In February, Nayembi suffered a facial injury. Lincolns Park Zoo temporarily cared for the gorilla.
About 15 employees of Whole Foods – and a few dozen supporters – demonstrated outside the Whole Foods store on Halsted Street in Lakeview on Wednesday, calling for better pay, and an end to what they believe is unfair policies.
A volunteer group of citizen crime fighters is calling the Magnificent Mile – a popular tourist destination in Chicago – the “Muggers’ Mile,” to spotlight robberies along Michigan Avenue.
An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago.
Business is on fire at air conditioning repair companies.
City officials say the Divvy bike-sharing program is going well after barely two weeks and there’s no plan to make helmets available for rent.
Deborah Gowder says she can’t escape the danger of being mugged while walking the streets of her Englewood neighborhood, a place where she says she was attacked decades ago.
There’s a good chance your backyard is full of fireflies this summer, which is a big change from last year.
City officials said they’re winning the war on rodents by laying more rat traps to keep them in check.
Ten years ago this month, 13 people died when two levels of porches full of party-goers collapsed in Lincoln Park. “I don’t remember hitting the ground,” survivor Natalie Brougham said.
“To me this is not work. This is a hobby,” Ches Perry said. “I can do this seven days a week, day and night. I don’t care.”
A local pet store chain has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of dealing with puppy mills, and a former employee of that store has been telling her story to WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller.
An Illinois-based puppy supplier that advertises, “Our babies sleep in cribs, not cages” is being sued and accused of getting dogs from puppy mills.
Parents at an Andersonville elementary school slated to close this summer said Chicago Public Schools officials have added insult to injury, with plans to dismantle some historic murals before school is even out.
The state lawmaker who has served as chief sponsor of proposed same-sex marriage legislation said Sunday he has no intention of stepping aside as sponsor, despite pressure from prominent voices in the gay community over his decision not to call the issue to a vote last week.
Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are going to tornado-torn Oklahoma this weekend to bring back 75 homeless dogs and cats.