2 Adults Dead, Girls' Basketball Team Survives Wrong-Way Crash Between Semi, School Bus; 'We Probably Witnessed A Miracle'A semi-truck driving the wrong way crashed into a school bus near downstate Bloomington, Illinois, on Wednesday night, Illinois State Police confirmed. 
Whitney Young Steps Up Security, After Two Threats Found In BathroomsParents plan to gather outside Whitney Young High School on Wednesday, in a show of solidarity, after two threatening messages were found scrawled on bathroom stalls in the past few days, prompting heightened security measures.
Mass Transit Officials Seeking Billions More In Public FundingOne day after the worst locomotive fire in years on a Metra train, the commuter rail agency’s boss went before the City Club of Chicago to push for more public investment in mass transit to help replace equipment that is often decades old.
Teachers At Acero Schools Go On Strike; First Charter School Strike In U.S.More than 500 teachers and other staff at Acero charter schools were walking the picket line on Tuesday, after launching the nation’s first teachers strike at a charter school network.
'She's A Beautiful Soul'; Loved Ones Remember Dr. Tamara O'Neal At FuneralFamily and friends are paying their last respects to Dr. Tamara O’Neal, one of three innocent people killed in a shooting at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center last week.
Falling Ice Closes Damages Cars Near Former Hancock Center; Briefly Shuts Down Part Of Dan Ryan ExpresswayThe Illinois Department of Transportation closed the outbound Dan Ryan express lanes between 26th and 47th streets, while crews remove snow and ice from overhead signs.
Fresh Snow Leads To Scattered Reports Of Crashes On Icy RoadsLight snow and freezing rain overnight made for slick roads and dangerous driving conditions, causing a handful of accidents.
Thousands Still Without Power Days After Blizzard Slammed Chicago AreaMore than two days after a blizzard hit the Chicago area, about 9,600 homes and businesses are still without power.
Thousands Still Without Power In Wake Of SnowstormBlizzard-like conditions knocked out power to more than 350,000 ComEd customers, and forcing many people to tough it out in the cold.
Black Friday Protest At Chatham Target StoreSo far, Target has no plans to reverse its decision to shut down two South Side stores in a matter of months.
Preparing For The Thanksgiving Day ParadeGiant five-story inflatable balloons will take over the parade route, much to the delight of thousands of children who can't get enough of the larger-than-life cartoon characters floating through the Loop.
More Than 2 Million Expected To Use O'Hare And Midway Airports For Thanksgiving HolidayJust as the nation’s highways are going to be crowded on Wednesday, so too are America’s flyways, as travelers head out for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
'People Was Hollering, Screaming, Scared'; Witnesses Describe Chaos Of Mercy Hospital Shooting“We have prepared for an active shooter, just because of the world that we live in these days, but obviously never in our wildest imagination would we ever think that we would ever have to experience it, and today we have,” said Dr. Michael Davenport, chief medical officer at Mercy.
Candidates For Mayor, Alderman Line Up For Chance At Top Spot On BallotThe races for mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, and 50 City Council seats begin in earnest on Monday, as candidates begin filing petitions to get on the ballot.
Country Club Hills Police Shoot Suspect Who Hit Officer With CarCountry Club Hills police shot a driver who allegedly hit an officer with his car Thursday night outside a bank, after an apparent ATM robbery.