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.
3 Stabbed After Fight Breaks Out At Navy Pier, 13 Others Hospitalized After Firecracker Causes StampedeThree people were stabbed at Navy Pier around the time of the annual fireworks display Thursday night, and 13 others were hospitalized for injuries after being trampled a stampede when someone tossed a firecracker at Harry Caray's Tavern.
July Brings Higher Gas Taxes, Cigarette Taxes, And More To Fund Road And Bridge Repairs In IllinoisWelcome to July and the reality you’ll pay more in taxes to generate money for Rebuild Illinois, the state’s first large-scale infrastructure program in 10 years.
Man Dies After Eating 'White Substance' While Fleeing Waukegan Police; Family Says Officers Used Excessive ForceAvion Cotton died after police said he ingested a “white substance” during an arrest in north suburban Waukegan, and his family has accused officers of using excessive force, but the Lake County Coroner's office said there were no signs of physical trauma on his body.
Demonstrators Gather At Hearing In Murder Case Against A.J. Freund's ParentsA group of activists in McHenry County is seeking changes at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, as the parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund face murder charges in his grisly death.
Testimony Resumes After Jurors Hear Brendt Christensen Admit To Killing Yingying ZhangThe federal death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a visiting Chinese scholar continues on Monday.
Toddler, Mother, And Uncle Shot In Albany Park Drive-ByThree people, including a 2-year-old boy, were wounded in a drive-by shooting Thursday night in the Albany Park neighborhood.
Governor Pritzker Signs Sweeping Abortion Rights LawGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday has signed legislation making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women’s reproductive rights.
Chicago Police Officer Terrance Finley Posts Bond After Being Charged For Fatal Crash Where He Was Allegedly Driving 75 Miles Per HourAn off-duty Chicago police officer was charged early Tuesday in the crash that killed Marquita Reed, a nurse and mother of two.
Charges Pending Against Off-Duty Officer In DUI Crash That Killed Marquita Reed, Nurse And Mother Of Two Formal charges are expected Monday against an off-duty Chicago police officer who plowed his personal vehicle into a Gresham restaurant, killing a woman who was sitting inside.
Perspectives Charter Schools Students Lead Annual Peace March On South SideAt the time of year when violence traditionally peaks in Chicago, hundreds of students on the South Side are rallying for peace.
1 Killed, 3 Injured In Shooting On Lake Shore DriveOne person was killed and three people were wounded when shots were fired at a minivan on Lake Shore Drive in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. 
Brittany Hill's Family Plans Lawsuit Over Leaked Chicago Police Department Video Of Her MurderA grieving family is suing the Chicago Police Department, after surveillance video of the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Brittany Hill was leaked on social media.
D-Day Veterans Help Celebrate Opening Of Pritzker Military Museum's New Exhibit On Normandy InvasionThe exhibit “D-Day+75” tells the story of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944.