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Elmhurst couple in murder-suicide were doting parents: neighbors Video included


A day after an elderly couple and their developmentally disabled adult children were found shot to death inside an Elmhurst home, four white crosses bearing their names lined a fence outside the well-maintained home on a quiet side street. More>>

Homeless man beaten to death in Logan Square Video included


Police are investigating the murder of a homeless man who was beaten to death in an alley in Logan Square.


‘Major' fire reported at Evanston towing company


Firefighters were battling a blaze that started Sunday afternoon at a towing company in north suburban Evanston. More>>

Rollover crash on Dan Ryan temporarily closes inbound express lanes


The inbound express lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway were temporarily closed at 39th Street Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle rollover crash. More>>

Quinn to live on minimum wage for week

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum wage of $8.25 an hour. More>>

Man dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan on North Side


A man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan near Foster Beach on the North Side Sunday morning. More>>

Gary courthouse to be closed ‘until further notice' after fire


The Lake County Courthouse in Gary will be closed indefinitely following a small fire Thursday that damaged a key electrical component, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

Police: Man run over, killed after fight in Little Village


A man died Sunday morning after being beaten and run over with a car, police said. More>>

2 dead, 20 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening


Two men were killed and at least 20 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening. More>>

White Sox honor Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team


The coaches and players on the Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team were honored Saturday by the Chicago White Sox. More>>

Prosecutors: Man in CTA stabbing permanently disfigured


A commuter was permanently disfigured after another CTA passenger slashed him in the face with a hunting knife.

Ex-teacher urges court to toss sex conviction


A former Hammond, Ind., teacher who pleaded guilty to possessing naked pictures of two students now claims he's innocent because the pictures were not lascivious in nature. More>>

FBI: North Side bank robbery is suspect's second


A man suspected of robbing a Lakeview neighborhood bank earlier this month struck again Saturday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood, the FBI said. More>>

Four more speed cameras activating next week


Four new speed cameras will start issuing warnings to drivers next week in the Pilsen, Norwood Park, McKinley Park and North Lawndale neighborhoods. More>>

Highway interchange named for former Chicago mayor


A highway interchange near downtown Chicago has been named for former Mayor Jane Byrne. More>>

Kraft Recalls American Singles Cheese Slices


Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. More>>

Chicagoans unite to promote peace this weekend Video included


After all the violence in Chicago last weekend, several groups came together in different parts of the city with a common goal -- to promote peace this weekend. More>>

One Direction has guests shuckin' and jivin' at Soldier Field this weekend Video included


Tens of thousands of people -- mostly girls and some parents -- made their way into Soldier Field Friday night to see One Direction.

Jackie Robinson player, family have no permanent home Video included


One of the players from the Jackie Robinson West Little League team is living with friends and family because he has no permanent home, but help is on the way. More>>

13 hospitalized after O'Hare shuttle bus crash Video included


At least 13 people, including an off-duty firefighter, were injured after a shuttle bus was involved in a crash near O'Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period. More>>

1 injured when car crashes into garage in western suburb Video included


A man was airlifted to the hospital Friday morning after the car he was driving crashed into a garage and rolled over in West Chicago. More>>

Paramedic becomes father after delivering own baby on Edens Video included


An off-duty paramedic delivered his own baby girl on the Edens Expressway Friday morning. More>>

Motorboat that sank, killing three, finally found, 7 miles offshore


The Chicago Police Marine Unit, after scanning the depths of Lake Michigan daily for two months, has found the 33-foot motorboat that sank off the coast of Chicago in late May, killing three of four occupants. More>>

Northwest suburban teacher wanted for sexually assaulting girl


A northwest suburban grade school teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl two years ago may have fled the country, police said. More>>

Illinois governor grants 38 clemency requests


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on 124 clemency petitions, granting 38 and denying 86. More>>

Men tried to lure 12-year-old Aurora girl into vehicle


Two men tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into a vehicle as she walked to school Friday morning in west suburban Aurora. More>>

School lockdown lifted after gunshots, manhunt in Beach Park


The Lake County Sheriff's office is investigating a report of shots fired in north suburban Beach Park Friday morning which forced two schools to cancel bus service and put the district in a soft lockdown. More>>

Adjusted CTA bus schedule for fall starts Sunday


Check your bus schedules, Chicago.

Police trying to arrange Chief Keef's surrender on Lake County warrant


A week after a warrant was issued for Chief Keef's arrest for missing a court hearing, the Chicago rapper has still not turned up, prompting officials to push his attorney to arrange his surrender. More>>

Uptick in travel expected over Labor Day weekend, roadwork halted Video included

The Illinois Department of Transportation says it will suspend non-emergency roadwork over the Labor Day weekend to help reduce congestion and speed traffic. More>>

Woman found guilty in Joliet double murder Video included


A Will County judge on Friday found a 20-year-old woman guilty in a 2013 double murder in Joliet that generated headlines for its brutality, the Sun-Times is reporting. More>>

IU student from Libertyville dies at sorority house

An Indiana University spokesman says foul play isn't suspected in the death of a 20-year-old student from suburban Chicago at a campus sorority house. More>>

Chicago fantasy football league prepares for memorable draft Video included


This weekend, people around the world will be gathering together to draft their fantasy football teams. But for one local fantasy league, this draft will be a little different. More>>

New revelations in fatal car accident in Naperville


A Geneva man accused of being drunk when his car plunged into a west suburban Naperville pond initially pointed the finger at his two friends who drowned as a result of the crash, according to prosecutors. More>>

Husband of woman killed in I-55 crash sues trucker

The husband of a victim of a crash on Interstate 55 south of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the truck that plowed into several slowly moving vehicles, killing five. More>>

Electrical fire closes courthouse in Gary


A small electrical fire Thursday at the Lake County Courthouse in Gary forced the evacuation of the building and will force its closure until at least Sept. 3, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>

Woman seriously wounded in Little Village shooting


A woman was shot and seriously wounded Thursday night in the Little Village neighborhood. More>>

Illinois Tollway lowers cost of I-PASS temporarily

The upfront cost of an I-PASS account for the Illinois Tollway system is getting cheaper. More>>

'Yummy' Sandifer: Is Chicago any less violent since his murder? Video included


Chicago is about to mark an infamous anniversary that shocked the nation. More>>

Girl, 14, sexually assaulted in South Side alley Video included


An attacker sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl during a daylight attack Thursday morning in a Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood alley. More>>

Police commander charged with misconduct, aggravated battery appears in court Video included


One of Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy's most valued commanders was released without having to post any bond Thursday after Cook County prosecutors alleged he put a gun deep in the suspect's mouth and held a taser to his groin. More>>

Notre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigation


Notre Dame added reserve safety Eilar Hardy to the list of four Irish players being withheld from practice and games as the university completed its investigation into whether they may have turned in homework and papers completed by others. More>>

Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes Video included


The candidates for Illinois governor are sharpening their attacks on each other as they head into the Labor Day weekend. More>>

BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release


A fire broke out about 9 p.m. Wednesday after an explosion at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, fire officials said. More>>

Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb


A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side. More>>

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls


Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. More>>

More than $5K worth of crack cocaine found in man’s car


A Chicago man already on parole for drug charges was arrested again Tuesday after officers found more than 50 grams of crack cocaine in his vehicle, according to police. More>>

Feds: Teacher coaxed teen into taking pornographic pictures


A northwest suburban middle school teacher was arrested Tuesday on the first day of school in a federal child pornography bust. More>>

CPS to receive $10M for Safe Passage program

The state of Illinois is giving Chicago Public Schools $10 million to expand a program aimed at providing safer routes to classes. More>>

Reckless homicide charges against trucker in fatal I-55 crash


Charges have been upgraded to reckless homicide against an Indiana truck driver accused of causing a crash that left five people dead and three others injured last month on I-55 near Channahon.Francisco Espinal-Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, Ind., has been indicted on 15 counts of reckless homicide. More>>

FBI: Man who robbed 11 banks strikes again in River Forest


A man suspected of robbing 11 banks in the city and suburbs has struck again, according to the FBI. More>>

Cooking with Corey: Johnny O's Video included


In this week's Cooking with Corey segment, we head over to the Bridgeport neighborhood to check out a little eatery known as Johnny O's.

84-year-old Gino's pizza slinger becomes Chicago legend Video included


After 35 years, Peggy Gelsomino is still making pizzas at Gino's North in Edgewater. More>>

Quinn, Rauner to address Chicago growth group

The candidates for Illinois governor are set to address a nonprofit group that addresses Chicago area growth. More>>

Mother of Bali murder suspect opens fundraising site

The mother of a man allegedly involved in the death in Indonesia of his girlfriend's mother has created an online fundraising page to raise money to pay for a lawyer. More>>

Police: Man tried kidnapping three children in Belmont Cragin


Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried kidnapping three children Wednesday night in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. More>>

No injuries in 3-alarm fire at Englewood building


Firefighters extinguished a three-alarm fire hours after it started Wednesday night in Englewood. More>>

Feds: 100 weapons seized, 14 Chicago area residents charged Video included


A gun-running investigation has seized more than 100 weapons and led to charges against 14 Chicago area defendants, the feds say. More>>

Unarmed man fatally shot by off-duty Chicago cop sparks social media frenzy Video included


The video of an unarmed man being shot and killed by an off-duty Chicago police officer has caused an outpouring of comments on social media. More>>

JRW shines spotlight on getting kids, parents involved in youth sports Video included


Jackie Robinson West continues to wow millions and bring pride to the City of Chicago. More>>

Chicago man accused of defrauding Chinese families out of millions


A young Chicago conman defrauded wealthy Chinese families out of $11 million by offering them a path to U.S. citizenship, a indictment filed Wednesday alleges. More>>

No jackpot: 7-Eleven employee charged with stealing lottery tickets


We don't know if she won the lottery, but an employee of a west suburban 7-Eleven will almost certainly lose her job after police said she was caught on tape stealing lottery tickets. More>>

Rauner: Dept. of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'


The GOP candidate for Illinois governor says if elected he'd work to overhaul the state Department of Agriculture. More>>

Man suspected of robbing five stores at gunpoint


Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing at least five stores at gunpoint in the northern suburbs, including two dollar stores on Tuesday night. More>>

Suit: Taxi driver kicked men out of car after brief kiss

Two Chicago men are suing a taxi company after they say a driver tried to kick them out of a cab because they shared a short kiss. More>>

Oak Lawn woman is Cook County’s first West Nile case


The season's first human case of West Nile virus in Cook County is a woman in her 40s from the southwest suburbs, who is now recovering. More>>

A healthy twist on the after school snack: Le Colonial Video included


The new school year has started for many children. So parents have probably started stocking up on cheese sticks, chips and other "go-to" after school snacks.

Man critically hurt in fiery crash on Bishop Ford


Charges are pending against the driver who state police say caused a fiery three-car accident on the Bishop Ford Freeway that left one man critically injured late Tuesday in south suburban Dolton. More>>

8 arrested for incident that left officers injured


Eight people were arrested after a disturbance in the Avalon Park neighborhood Tuesday evening. More>>

State health centers receive $1.7M for projects

Seven health centers in the Chicago area are receiving a total of $1.7 million in funding for construction and renovation projects. More>>

Guitarist for popular local band charged in fatal DUI


A guitarist for popular local band Bloodiest was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail Tuesday for allegedly running over and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk. More>>

Man accused of stalking judge gets 5-year sentence

A suburban Chicago man accused of stalking a DuPage County circuit judge has been sentenced to five years in prison. More>>

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