Woman Killed, 2 People Injured In Austin FireThe fire started around 3 a.m. in a two-story apartment building behind a storefront near Chicago and Lockwood avenues.
State Street Businesses Hire Armed Security GuardsA pair of guards, which the Chicago Loop Alliance calls “street ambassadors,” began making their rounds on Thursday, walking the beat from Congress Parkway to Wacker Drive.
Tregg Duerson, Mike Adamle To Testify On Proposed Youth Tackle Football BanThe son of Bears great Dave Duerson was in Springfield on Thursday to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at preventing concussions in young football players.
Late Teacher Remembered As Pioneer Of Online EducationJanet Barnstable, 78, was known around the world as an educator, connecting hundreds of classrooms in 23 different countries.
School Board To Vote On Englewood High School Consolidation PlanMembers of the Chicago Teachers Union have said the entire plan should be scrapped.
Johnson To Urge Lawmakers To OK Gun Control Bill Named For CPD Cmdr. Paul BauerChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and other top police brass were headed to Springfield on Tuesday, in an effort to convince lawmakers to ban the sales of body armor and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Toddler Stabbed To Death In Little VillageAround 2 p.m. Wednesday, police found the toddler dead inside a 3rd floor apartment the 2700 block of South Avers Avenue.
Popular Televangelist Billy Graham Dead At 99Graham, who had been battling Parkinson’s disease, was found dead Tuesday morning at his home in North Carolina.
Flood Threats Continue For Chicago Area Rivers After Storms EndFlood warnings and advisories remained in effect for many Chicago area rivers Wednesday morning, as water continued to rise in the wake of heavy rains and melting snow across the region.
Swollen Little Calumet River Has Hammond, Munster Worried About FloodAs of 10 a.m., the river measured at 14 feet in Munster, two feet above flood stage. Forecasts show it could reach 15.5 feet before it begins to recede.
Flooding From Steady Storms Closes Several Chicago Area RoadsThe National Weather Service has issued a flood warning through 10:45 a.m. for most of the Chicago area, and a flood watch through late Tuesday night.
Police Warn Of CTA Pedway Tunnel RobberiesAccording to a community alert, a group of five young men who frequent the CTA tunnels connecting the Red and Blue lines repeatedly have surrounded pedestrians, showed a handgun, beaten the victims, and stolen their property.