Neighbors in Fairdale and Rochelle have been rallying together to pick up the pieces, and get through this difficult time, after Thursday’s devastating tornado. Survivors and volunteers spent the entire weekend cleaning, but there’s still a lot of work left to do.
Dozens of families in two towns in north central Illinois were left sifting through the rubble, after tornadoes leveled their homes.
Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive “wedge” tornado virtually destroyed the town.
A day after securing his second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the historic runoff election in Chicago would make him “a better mayor,” after enduring a heated six-week contest against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a virtual unknown to most Chicagoans before he challenged the mayor.
After weeks of contentious campaigning, voters in Chicago were having their say Tuesday in the race for mayor, and 19 races for alderman.
The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.
Approximately 90,000 McDonald’s employees working at company-owned stores will start getting slightly larger paychecks this summer, and will even receive paid vacation, as the fast food chain seeks to attract more reliable workers.
Acknowledging his state has “come under the harsh glare of criticism” over a controversial new “religious freedom” law, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he wants state lawmakers to pass new legislation that makes clear businesses cannot discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.
Two people took Samiah Lomax from her grandmother’s home in University Park shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, according to Illinois State Police. It started with a home invasion, escalated into a physical fight, and ended with Samiah being abducted.
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.