Report: DCFS So Focused On Keeping Families Together, Agency Often Puts Kids In DangerA report has found that it's so difficult to remove children from their parents' care, that many DCFS workers won't even recommend removal to prosecutors.
R. Kelly's Divorce Case Unsealed Going Forward; Default Judgment In Sex Abuse Lawsuit VacatedA Cook County judge has agreed to unseal R. Kelly's divorce case from now on, including child support issues, on the same day another judge vacated a default judgment against the singer in a separate sexual abuse lawsuit.
Trucks Going Through 'No Trucks' Zone Rattle Residents In River Grove"Me and my wife can't do it anymore. It's impossible to live here anymore."
'To Me It's Just Disgusting': Reaction To Suburban Students In BlackfaceIn a statement, the school said the posts were "highly offensive and culturally insensitive." But due to confidentiality laws can't discuss discipline and noted that the incident took place outside school property.
Timmothy Pitzen's Family Hopes DNA Tests Will Confirm Today If Boy In Kentucky Is Missing Teen From AuroraDNA test results expected today could confirm whether a 14-year-old boy found in Kentucky is indeed Timmothy Pitzen, of Aurora, who has been missing for nearly eight years.
R. Kelly's Lawyer Claims Michael Avenatti 'Colluded' With Prosecutors To Indict Embattled Singer; ‘When You Get In Bed With Fleas, This Is What Happens’Accusing prosecutors of indicting R. Kelly for sexual abuse only under pressure from celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti, the singer's defense team is seeking a court order to preserve all emails and other communications between Avenatti and Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx.
Joliet Bridge Still Showing 'Permanent Deformation' Worrying EngineersThe long term plan would be to replace this bridge but funding is still an issue.
Judge Not Changing R. Kelly's Child Support Payments, After Singer's 3-Night Stint In JailExactly one week after ordering R. Kelly jailed for failing to pay child support, a Cook County judge refused to reduce the singer's monthly payments to his ex-wife, according to his attorneys.
Kelly's Attorney Offers To Arrange Face-To-Face Meeting Between Singer's Girlfriends And Their ParentsDenying reports that R. Kelly is preventing his two live-in girlfriends from reuniting with the parents they haven’t seen in years, the singer’s attorney offered to personally arrange a meeting, but only if it happens in Chicago.
Worker Falling On Circuit Breaker Caused Chaos At Union Station"To knock that much down and not have that kind of back up. I haven't heard of one this big happening before."
R. Kelly Posts Bond, Released From Cook County JailR. Kelly posted $100,000 bond Monday afternoon and is expected to be released from the Cook County Jail within the hour.
R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Abuse; Accuser's Attorney Claims To Have Another Video Of Sexual AssaultR. Kelly will be back in court on Monday, where a judge will be assigned to oversee his trial on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
South Shore Resident Plagued By Post Office Problems 'I Just Want To Get My Mail'"They're making us feel like we're idiots. We missed lots of stuff."
Lake Shore Drive Bridge Didn't Meet Certain Federal RequirementsWhile the Federal Highway Administration does not consider this design inherently unsafe, it can lead to priority status for replacement and rehabilitation.
Drivers Speed Past Stopped School Buses Alarming Parents"When you're sitting here and you're watching your kid get off and there's traffic going 50 miles (per hour) past them, it's unnerving."