Local Undocumented Woman Hopes For The Best, Prepares For The WorstOn Monday, residents and activist canvassed areas on the city's southeast side to ensure that community members are informed about their rights.
'Database Error' Blocks Online Unemployment Claims In IllinoisA "database error" at the Illinois Department of Employment Security is preventing people who are out of a job from filing their unemployment claims online, leaving many scrambling to fill out the paperwork in person and wondering if they'll be able to get their benefits this week.
Judge To Appoint Special Prosecutor To Jussie Smollett Case; Prosecutor Could Reinstate ChargesA Cook County judge has ruled a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of the Jussie Smollett case. That prosecutor would be allowed to bring new charges against the "Empire" actor if there are "reasonable grounds" to do so.
Off-Duty Officer Exchanges Fire With Suspect During Robbery Attempt In Morgan ParkAn off-duty Chicago police officer fired shots while trying to stop a robbery attempt in the Morgan Park neighborhood, police said. Sources said the target of the robbery was the officer's wife.
Still No Answers On Why A CTA Green Line Train Derailed"We won't know until we get the train into the shop and do an inspection and find out if there's any damage or if it was something that was wrong with the train itself."
Illinois Sex Offender Registry Full Of Bogus AddressesIllinois puts the home addresses of more than 31,000 sex offenders on a website so residents can see who lives in their neighborhoods.
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.