Amtrak Reverses Course After Asking Disabilities Advocacy Group For $25,000 To Go From Chicago To BloomingtonA trip from Chicago to downstate Bloomington should cost about $16. But Amtrak recently quoted a group of advocates for people with disabilities $25,000 to accommodate their wheelchairs.
Thieves Posing As Roofers Rob South Suburban Seniors For ThousandsSome men posing as roofers showed up uninvited, offering to make repairs for a south suburban couple. Instead, they robbed the senior citizens for thousands.
2 Children, 1 Teen, 2 Adults Shot In Barbershop On West SideFive people were shot – three of them under 18 – at a barber shop on the city’s West Side Thursday evening.
Dixmoor Police Commander Accused Of Beating Woman, 66; Police Chief Father Says State's Attorney Misrepresented FactsA police commander in Dixmoor stood charged Wednesday with dragging and beating a 66-year-old woman at the south suburb’s own police station this past fall.
Drunken Driving Charges Dropped Against Retired Priest Accused In Deadly Hit-And-Run In Orland ParkDrunken driving charges were dropped Tuesday for a retired priest accused of hitting and killing one teacher and wounded another in Orland Park.
One Elusive Coyote Leads Police On Chase Through Cabrini-Green Neighborhood, Another Captured At Fremont And WillowA coyote led police on a chase through the Cabrini-Green area Thursday night, amid an all-out hunt for a coyote that bit a young boy on the head in Lincoln Park a night earlier.
Police Fire Shots At Smart Car As Suspected Thief Tries To Get Away, Rams Squad Cars In IndianaThe driver of a tiny car caused big problems for police in Indiana this past weekend.
Woman's Dog Is Attacked By Coyote; At Least 4 Coyote Sightings On Near North Side Sunday NightIt happened in a matter of seconds – a woman’s dog was attacked by a coyote on the Near North Side.
Cannabis Business Reps Disappointed By Move To Delay Recreational Sales Until JulyCannabis business representatives said they were caught off guard and disappointed after a City Council committee approved an ordinance that would delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago until July.
Accused Ponzi Scheme Operator Depleted His Aunt And Uncle's Whole Retirement Fund, They ClaimA nephew by marriage offered to help invest his aunt and uncle’s retirement money. Instead, police said he invested in his own Ponzi scheme.
Northwest Suburban Montessori School In Jeopardy With Board Treasurer Accused Of Embezzling Over $600K, Parents SayRobert Walberg had control of more than $5 million, and on Thursday night, the father and investor stood accused of helping himself to about $2 million of it.
Man Caught On Video Stealing Charity Box From Wicker Park Grocery Store -- Right In Front Of CashierSurveillance video shows a man strolling by a checkout counter at a Wicker Park corner store – just as casually as if he were buying a pack of gum. But buying a pack of gum he was not.
Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Begins Making Major Changes After Eddie Johnson Controversy, DismissalInterim police Supt. Charlie Beck wasted no time Tuesday – bumping a district commander down to a captain.
Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Resigning Amid Federal ProbeTwo months after FBI agents raided his home and offices, Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has announced his plan to resign, effective Jan. 1.
Former CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke No Longer In Federal CustodyFormer Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke is no longer in federal custody, nor is he in Illinois state custody.