Chess Tournament At Cook County Jail Seeks To Teach Inmates Critical Thinking; 'It Makes My Mind Move'Inmates at Cook County Jail have been taking part in a round-robin chess tournament online, competing against inmates from six other countries: Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, England, Italy, and Russia.
Mayor Lightfoot: 'There Are No Adequate Words' After Mass Shootings In El Paso And Dayton, Chicago's Own Weekend Violence"I absolutely feel for the people whose lives have now been irreparably shattered by this chaos that is coming at the end of a gun," the mayor said.
7 Killed, 46 Wounded In Weekend Shootings; 'It's Destroying The Fiber Of Our Communities'“Please stop. It's killing our families, it's destroying the fiber of our communities. We have to stop this senseless killing,” said Keith Flowers, whose son was killed in a mass shooting in Lawndale on Sunday.
Victims Fight Off Carjacker, Stolen Car Slams Into CTA Blue Line Exit In The LoopAn overnight carjacking ended with a stolen vehicle smashing into a CTA exit, all while passengers in the backseat attempted to fight the thief off.
Two Injured In Union Ridge In Apparent Drunk Driving Crash; Driver In CustodyA man was taken into custody early Tuesday morning, following what police believe is an alcohol-fueled crash in the Union Ridge neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Truck Driver Killed When Amtrak Train Hits Box Truck In University ParkCrews spent more than 12 hours repairing the tracks and cleaning up debris, after an Amtrak train derailed Sunday in University Park in a deadly collision with a box truck.
Puerto Ricans Celebrate Resignation Of Governor Ricardo Rosselló; 'The Government Is Corrupt'Chicago’s Puerto Rican community is celebrating, after news their governor has resigned, following nearly two weeks of protests amid a widening corruption scandal.
Standoff Ends Peacefully At East Lakeview HotelA standoff ended peacefully earlier Wednesday after tying up traffic, and alarming some passersby, in East Lakeview.
Boy Hurt When Prop Falls From Carnival Ride In Midlothian; Woman Falls When Roller Coaster Derails In PlainfieldTwo people were injured Thursday night when two carnival rides broke down at separate carnivals in south suburban Midlothian and southwest suburban Plainfield.
Chicago Weather: Parks, Pools, Beaches, Libraries Ready To Help Chicagoans Beat The HeatThe extreme heat is something to keep in mind as you start your day, because it will build throughout the day.
Extra-Alarm Fire Destroys Crystal Lake Apartment BuildingFast-moving flames sent tenants running from their homes, after a fire broke out in a Crystal Lake apartment building.
City Develops New Plan To Trap Elusive Humboldt Park AlligatorThe gator was again spotted Sunday night, peeking its head above the water of the Humboldt Park lagoon before sinking back below the surface.
R. Kelly Charges: Singer Faces Two Federal Indictments: Child Porn, Enticement, And Obstruction Charges In Chicago; Sex Trafficking Case In New YorkR. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday night on 13 new federal charges including child pornography and obstruction of justice.
Search Resumes For Alligator Spotted Swimming In Humboldt Park LagoonA reptile expert known as “Alligator Bob” is continuing his search for a 4-foot alligator in the lagoon at Humboldt Park, after the toothy reptile was spotted in the water on Tuesday.
Nearly 70 People Shot, Five Of Them Fatally, Over Independence Day WeekendEven with an additional 1,500 officers on the streets, Chicago still saw significant violence over the long holiday weekend, with at least 68 people shot, five of them fatally, since July 4th.