The Chicago Teachers Union has stepped up the fight to increase the minimum wage in Chicago, demanding better pay for non-union workers at the Chicago Public Schools, and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has joined their effort.
The three young adults stopped at a stop sign in the 4100 block of West Maypole Avenue around 9:20 p.m., when a car pulled up behind them, and someone inside the car shot at them.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon. Forecasters predicted up to 2 to 4 inches of snow north of Interstate 80, and 3 to 5 inches north of a line from Dixon to Waukegan.
The governor of Virginia has ordered a state investigation of possible police brutality, after a University of Virginia student from Chicago was bloodied during an arrest earlier this week.
A fraternity under fire after a racist chant by University of Oklahoma students went viral has announced plans to address racial intolerance.
Police said students at Ridgewood High School distributed explicit photos of underage classmates, using an app on their cell phones.
Jazzalyn Fontanez was struck by a vehicle around 1:45 p.m. Thursday at 60th and Halsted streets. She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where she was pronounced dead a few hours later.
Barrow was one of the founders of the Chicago chapter of Operation Breadbasket, which became Operation PUSH. Barrow had been hospitalized for more than a week with a blood clot in her lung.
Police responded to a report of a domestic battery in the 2400 block of Rockwood Drive shortly before 8 p.m. A woman told police her husband was heavily armed, and had attacked her inside the house. When officers arrived, a man confronted them while armed with two rifles.
A van crashed through the front of the Abt Electronics store in north suburban Glenview early Tuesday, in an apparent smash-and-grab attempt, but the suspects fled the scene without stealing anything.
Metra crews worked through the night to fix the tracks after a derailment Monday afternoon on the Northwest Side caused extensive delays on three rail lines.
Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.
The 32-year-old cab driver picked up a passenger in his Yellow Cab at Western and Devon avenues around 2:30 a.m., police said. After the man got in the cab, he announced a robbery, and displayed a knife.
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.
An early morning fire in West Englewood spread to three homes before firefighters put out the flames.
A South Side charter school is mourning the murder of one of its students.
Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.
A tense standoff at a home in northwest Indiana came to an end after nearly six hours Friday morning, when police brought a girl out of the house, and announced the suspect who was inside was dead.
The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at Presence Ballard Rehabilitation, at 9300 Ballard Rd. North Maine Fire Protection District officials said the fire was contained to a single unit at the nursing home, and the building’s sprinkler system extinguished the flames by the time firefighters arrived.