Updated 21 minutes agoPolice are asking for help finding a mentally disabled woman who disappeared Friday afternoon on the Southwest Side.
Updated 45 minutes agoA 5-year-old boy was injured in a fall from a second-story window in the Lawndale neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said.
Updated 56 minutes agoAbout 100 people, including local teachers, parents and students, marched Saturday morning on the South Side in protest of the proposed closing of 54 schools.
Updated 1:21 p.m.Lula Parker sat on her front porch in a heavy pink robe. A 27-year-old man lay on her parkway, shot in the head, part of the exit wound visible on the lower part of his face. He was surrounded by…
Updated 12:53 p.m.A bill signed into law Saturday allows judges to impose stiffer penalties on people who use social media or other methods of electronic communication to organize mob attacks.
Updated 12:35 p.m.CTA Red Line riders who use the south leg of the north-south “L” line will have to find alternate transportation starting 2 a.m. Sunday.
Updated 11:31 a.m.A boy was shot in the abdomen near the Old Orchard Mall in Skokie Friday night, police said.
Updated 9:53 a.m.A man was shot dead Friday night in Chicago Heights in attack that wounded two other people, authorities said.
Updated 8:50 a.m.When the shooting stopped in Lawndale late Friday night, three people lay on the ground with gunshot wounds outside a family prom party on Kolin Avenue.
Updated 7:23 a.m.A wrap-up of news from the Tribune’s breaking news desk.
Updated 8:16 a.m.A teenage boy and two men were killed in three separate shootings Friday night and Saturday morning in Chicago, according to authorities.
Updated 6:31 a.m.Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district’s plan to…
Updated 15 hours agoHer family too poor to care for her, Jacqueline Goldberg was placed in a children’s home at age 10.
Updated 20 hours agoPart of Cook County Jail and its hospital have been isolated because of an outbreak of lice and scabies, officials announced today.
Updated 20 hours agoA Chicago man has admitted to killing a Beverly neighborhood teenager by punching him in the head on July 4, 2011, and will serve 145 days in jail, a prosecutor said today.
Updated 22 hours agoA Will County judge has ruled that a Tinley Park man accused of beating his wife to death in December can be tried for the offense, officials said.
Updated 21 hours agoA 16-year-old Chicago high school student whose friend had been killed earlier, accidentally shot a female student on Wednesday as he was gunning for a rival gang member, prosecutors said today.
Updated 20 hours agoPart of the CTA’s Orange Line on the Southwest Side was shut down this afternoon after a man was run over and killed by a train, authorities said.
Updated 22 hours agoA husband and wife were found dead after a fire in Chicago Heights early Friday morning, according to authorities.
Updated 21 hours agoA former Geneva bank teller has been indicted in what prosecutors called a scheme to use bank customers’ account information to steal at least $245,000.
Updated 22 hours agoThree teenagers face sex assault charges after they raped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posted a video of the December attacks on Facebook, prosecutors said.
Updated 23 hours agoAn elevator malfunction in a Near North building sent four people to the hospital, officials said.
Updated 23 hours agoA South Side man was arrested after a woman and two of her female friends fended him off when he tried to snatch the woman’s purse in the Near North neighborhood Thursday evening, police said.
Updated 21 hours agoA 22-year-old Romeoville man suspected of fatally stabbing a 17-year-old Joliet male outside of a Romeoville supermarket Thursday night is scheduled to appear in Will County Holiday Court Saturday…
Updated 22 hours agoSPRINGFIELD — The Senate today approved legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with serious illnesses, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn.
Updated May 17, 2013Sandburg High School’s former athletic director Bruce Scheidegger had alcohol in his system when his vehicle left a rural roadway in Carroll County in February, according to the coroner.
Updated 23 hours agoA 15-year-old boy was shot dead Thursday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.
Updated May 17, 2013Four people were injured, at least one critically, when the car they were in struck a pole in an alcohol-related crash in the Avondale neighborhood early Friday morning, police said.
Updated 22 hours agoAfter considerable discussion, Metra’s board today deferred a decision on testing Wi-Fi on its trains.
Updated May 17, 2013A Northern Illinois University vice president who has been part of a federal law enforcement investigation returned to campus today after a two-month paid leave.
Updated May 17, 2013Park Ridge police continue to unravel a web of fake names allegedly used by a 63-year-old Chicago man suspected of setting up fake businesses across the Midwest to scam dozens of people out of…
Updated May 17, 2013The Chicago State University board of trustees said this morning it supports President Wayne Watson, who earlier this year was on the verge of taking a yearlong sabbatical as the board started…
Updated May 17, 2013BMO Harris Bank will pay $400,000 to 14 former workers to resolve a disability lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Updated May 17, 2013A wrap-up of news from the Tribune’s breaking news desk.
Updated May 17, 2013Navy Pier, the highly commercialized tourist attraction jutting into Lake Michigan, will take on a more park-like feel under the first phase of redevelopment plans to be formally announced Friday…
Updated May 17, 2013Three young men who police say belonged to two different gangs walked into Roseland Hospital overnight with gunshot wounds, each shot within blocks of each other in a pair of West Pullman neighborhood…
Updated May 17, 2013Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned a $10,000 campaign donation from a lobbyist for a tech firm disqualified from a city program this week after the Tribune raised questions about potential violations…
Updated May 16, 2013The time for campaigning is about to end. Now the hard work — delivering on promises made to 80,000 daily CTA Red Line customers who will lose a vital transportation lifeline for five months…
Updated May 16, 2013Chicago police have discredited a 68-year-old woman’s claim that she was robbed of tens of thousands of dollars of jewelry during a brazen attack Wednesday afternoon along the Magnificent Mile.
Updated May 17, 2013— House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday announced that he has struck a preliminary deal with the state’s universities and community colleges that will require them to slowly pick up the cost…
Updated May 17, 2013Three decades after Jackie Wilson was first convicted with his brother of gunning down two Chicago police officers during a traffic stop, a state commission has found credible evidence that Wilson was…
Updated May 16, 2013Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland wants to hear firsthand – and publicly – what Corrections Corp. of America plans to do if it builds an immigration detention center in Joliet.
Updated May 16, 2013A 51-year-old motorist was killed this afternoon during a car crash near his Maywood home, authorities said.
Updated May 16, 2013A man working at a construction site on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston who died after he was struck by a beam that fell from six stories up this morning has…
Updated May 16, 2013Ryan Jones said he and his best friend, Dashamone McCarty, decided during a phone call Wednesday evening to sign up together for summer classes at a community college.
Updated May 17, 2013Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have begun to accept applications for federal assistance now that a presidential disaster declaration has been made for DuPage and Will…
Updated May 16, 2013A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Matteson man suspected of shooting a man in a Beverly neighborhood building on Wednesday.
Updated May 16, 2013Jereme Richmond pleaded not guilty today to threatening his probation officer.
Updated May 16, 2013Sharon Grill gasped as the tiny white casket was led into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church this morning.
Updated May 16, 2013A total of 16 food trucks submitted applications to be part of this year’s Taste of Chicago, the city said Thursday.
Updated May 16, 2013An 85-year-old man was pushed down and robbed as he climbed the stairs of a Blue Line stop in the Loop this morning, police said.
Updated May 16, 2013SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would set up the rules to allow concealed weapons to be carried in Illinois has started moving through the state senate.
Updated May 16, 2013It took just days to find homes for 17 mixed lab puppies found dumped along a road near the Indiana Dunes.
Updated May 16, 2013Maybe you’ve heard this story before. Or dreamt it.
Updated May 16, 2013A wrap-up of news from the Tribune’s breaking news desk.
Updated May 16, 2013Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to unveil Thursday a $173 million plan to build a 10,000-seat arena for the DePaul Blue Demons next to McCormick Place, couching it as part of a broader blueprint for…
Updated May 16, 2013Leaders of a tech firm seeking a city contract donated $15,000 to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign fund, despite Emanuel’s own executive order banning contributions from vendors trying to get city…
Updated May 16, 2013The Chicago Teachers Union’s decision to go to court to try to stop the city from closing 53 elementary schools, while not unexpected, makes clear that the Board of Education’s vote on the proposal…
Updated May 16, 2013The bizarre saga of Michael Buhrman, a former nuclear plant operator turned fugitive carjacker, took another odd turn Wednesday when it was revealed that Buhrman spoke of assembling a crew to rob…
Updated May 16, 2013Riverdale police shot a man Wednesday afternoon after he pointed a gun at them, according to a statement released by the south suburban department.
Updated May 16, 2013With eye-grabbing proposals that include a giant video screen looming over the left-field bleachers, a new entrance to Wrigley Field received little notice when the Cubs unveiled plans for the park at…
Updated May 15, 2013An elementary school in west suburban Bolingbrook was locked down after school Wednesday because building staff noticed a man walking outside the school, knocking on doors and holding his hand in…
Updated May 15, 2013Starting Sunday, CTA riders will be able to transfer for free between the Lake Red Line and Washington Blue Line stations, the CTA announced Wednesday.
Updated May 16, 2013A man was shot and critically wounded inside a building in the Beverly neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, among seven people shot across Chicago into the evening, police said.
Updated May 15, 2013As authorities tried to identify the body of a child found in the Des Plaines River, a woman thought to be the boy’s mother was in court Wednesday on charges she and her boyfriend beat her son to…
Updated May 15, 2013Five people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after they blocked traffic in the West Woodlawn neighborhood while staging a protest against the city’s plan to close schools, according to protest…
Updated May 15, 2013Tyrell Henry just got off the bus and was walking to school when he got a quick glimpse of a pit bull seconds before it jumped him.
Updated May 15, 2013A Homewood man ran over and killed a South Side man after their mothers, who are neighbors, got into a dispute in a parking lot near their homes, prosecutors said today.
Updated May 15, 2013A Sycamore woman was killed today when her motorcycle struck a tractor trailer near Elgin, authorities said.
Updated May 15, 2013A Wheaton man already serving a lengthy prison sentence will face at least 20 more years behind bars for conspiring to have a DuPage County judge, a prosecutor and his ex-wife murdered.
Updated May 15, 2013Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle is temporarily reversing her signature initiative to shrink the Juvenile Detention Center because a federally-appointed administrator says there are too many…
Updated May 15, 2013Trains on Metra’s Union Pacific lines ware being delayed by as much as an hour late this afternoon because of computer signal problems.
Updated May 15, 2013Gov. Pat Quinn and other prospective governor candidates next year might be targeting a new voting group during the Democratic and Republican primary elections: 17-year-olds.
Updated May 15, 2013A former Northbrook police officer has been sentenced to two year probation after he agreed to plead guilty to charges that he stole jewelry from a home he’d been dispatched to check on.
Updated May 15, 2013A South Side woman who had parked her car in an alley refused to yield to a marked police squad car, then grabbed a Chicago police officer and dragged her as the SUV with two children inside sped…
Updated May 15, 2013WASHINGTON — Making her first trip to a war zone since she was gravely injured in 2004, Rep. Tammy Duckworth visited Afghanistan last weekend with five other congresswomen.
Updated May 15, 2013Billionaire mogul Donald Trump, his signature bravado on full display Wednesday, clashed repeatedly with the opposing lawyer during a second day on the witness stand at a trial in Chicago.
Updated May 15, 2013Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama’s new federal system.
Updated May 15, 2013A 20-year-old man was in critical condition after a motorcycle crash Tuesday night.
Updated May 15, 2013A former Concordia University Chicago student has filed a lawsuit against the university and its former baseball coach alleging the coach coerced him into performing sexual acts more than a…