Auditor General Report Documents Failures At Troubled Illinois DCFSA critical report was released Thursday about the embattled Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Lake County, Indiana Authorities Warn Of Dangerous Waves After Boat CrashThe Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s office issued a warning about dangerous waves Thursday evening after a boat hit a breakwall and sank while traveling in Lake Michigan.
34 Drownings In Lake Michigan So Far This Year, Advocacy Group SaysA total of 34 people have drowned in Lake Michigan this year – a figure that accounts for nearly half the drownings in all the Great Lakes, an advocacy group said Thursday.
Man Dies After Being Pulled From Water Near 31st Street BeachA man has died after being pulled from the water near 31st Street beach Thursday afternoon.
Is City's Plan To Focus On Violence Hot Spots This Summer Working? A Look At One SpotBack in the beginning of the summer, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city’s summer violence plan would include a focus on 60 hot spots citywide. Did that focus actually work?
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk Beach At Indiana Dunes National Park Reopen Following Cyanide Spill
Man Charged With Kidnapping, Robbing Two Teens In Oak ForestA 25-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping and robbing two teenagers in south suburban Oak Forest earlier this month, after he allegedly forced his way into their car at a gas station.
Happy 90th Birthday To Chicago's Music Box Theatre"Nowadays the stage accommodates filmmakers making appearances. The roster includes Wes Anderson, Crispin Glover, Tipi Hedron, David Lynch, Eva Marie Saint, Paul Schrader, Agnes Varda, Haskell Wexler and Kristin Wiig."
Lockdown Lifted At Belvidere Schools After 'Safety Concern' At High SchoolSchools in Belvidere are locked down following a reported threat at Belvidere North High School, officials said Thursday morning. 
Lawsuit Wants Panhandler Laws Declared UnconstitutionalThe filing on behalf of two panhandlers argues Illinois law and a Downers Grove ordinance violate free-speech rights of the men.
Chicago Police To Test Phones That Access High-Tech ToolsThe officers will be testing technology that also will allow them to control the cameras' zooming and panning capabilities. Officers on the city's West Side will begin tests next month.