Crime Spikes, Along With Fear, In North Side Neighborhoods

Residents on the North Side are saying it's out of control.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 10:10 pm

Little Girl Wanders Out Of Child Care Center, Unnoticed

A little girl, not yet two years old, walked away from a child care center, unnoticed by workers.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 10:10 pm

At Impasse, Illlinois Still Without A Budget

The Latest on the last day of the Illinois legislative session as lawmakers and the governor try to end an 11-month budget standoff

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 10:04 pm

White Sox Rally To Beat Mets, 6-4

Tyler Saladino hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 9:41 pm

Female Sexually Assaulted In Her Schaumburg Home: Police

A man broke into a northwest suburban Schaumburg residence Sunday and groped a female as she slept, police said.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 7:55 pm

Levine: Many Ways That These Cubs Can Win A Game

The versatile group under Joe Maddon has added new meaning to the term team victories.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 6:38 pm

Lead Testing Begins At Tanner Elementary School

Testing for lead poisoning began Tuesday for the nearly 400 students at Tanner Elementary School.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 6:15 pm

Jose Abreu 5th Among AL 1st Basemen In Initial All-Star Voting Returns

It appears it will be a challenge for a White Sox position player to make the All-Star Game.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 5:15 pm

With Skyrocketing Unemployment, Center Helps Visually Impaired Find Work

While the unemployment rate in Illinois hovers around 6.3 percent, that number takes a massive jump among the blind and visually impaired--to at least 60 percent.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 5:15 pm

Police Release New Suspect Photos In Deadly Robbery Attempt

Chicago Police released additional photos Tuesday afternoon of the suspects who attempted to rob a couple downtown over the weekend, leading to the woman’s death as she tried to escape by running across Lake Shore Drive.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 5:03 pm

Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction In Park Ridge

Police are investigating an attempted child abduction Monday in Park Ridge.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 4:52 pm

Driver Takes Wrong Turn, Damaging Elgin Ballfields

Elgin police say a 74-year-old Hoffman Estates woman made a wrong turn yesterday and took out parts of three fences and a flagpole at the Elgin National Little League fields.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 4:35 pm

Brewers Claim Reliever Neil Ramirez Off Waivers From Cubs

Ramirez had been designated for assignment by the Cubs on May 21.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 4:04 pm

Keidel: Don’t Underestimate The Warriors Like I Did

Did the Warriors win the Western Conference Finals, or did the Thunder give it to them? Either way, Golden State is favored to repeat.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 3:49 pm

Storm Rips Roof Off Apartment, Topples Trees Across Suburbs

A powerful storm ripped off the roof on a west suburban apartment building, forcing authorities to evacuate residents.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 3:49 pm

20 Years Ago, Gorilla Saved Boy Who Fell Into Brookfield Zoo Ape Habitat

The frightening incident involving a gorilla and young boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, brings to mind a moment 20 years ago in Chicago--with a much different outcome.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 3:29 pm

Settlement In Chicago Cops’ Lawsuit Spares Emanuel From Testifying On Code Of Silence

The Emanuel administration has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by two Chicago police officers who claimed they were victims of retaliation after blowing the whistle on corruption. The deal spares the mayor from possibly having to testify about a “code of silence” within the department.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 2:42 pm

NFL Moving Pro Bowl To Orlando In 2017

This will be just the third time since 1979 that the Pro Bowl hasn't been in Hawaii.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 2:20 pm

“Ridiculous” Lines Jam Emissions Testing Facilities

Hundreds of drivers stewed in frustratingly long lines at auto emissions testing sites across the Chicago area on Tuesday, as motorists scrambled to get their cars tested so they can get their new license plate stickers.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 1:36 pm

Joe Maddon On Cubs Players: ‘Egoless’

"None of these guys ever complain about anything," Maddon says.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 1:23 pm

Drew Peterson Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Jurors have found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 1:13 pm

Dexter Fowler Back In Lineup For Cubs

Fowler sat out Monday's game with heel soreness.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 12:51 pm

“Prolific” Burglar Charged With Ransacking Riverside Home While Family Slept

Riverside police said 23-year-old James Ussery burglarized a home on the 100 block of North Cowley Road on May 10 as the homeowners and their five children slept.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 12:46 pm

When Top Prospects Get The Call, What Should Fantasy Baseball Owners Do?

The big MLB prospect news last week was the Los Angeles Dodgers' decision to call up minor-league sensation Julio Urias. The 19-year-old starting pitcher has been the star of the organization's system for awhile, but does that mean he's worth a look in your fantasy baseball league?

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 12:13 pm

Emanuel Praises Lawmakers For Overriding Rauner Veto Of Pension Relief Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel applauded Illinois lawmakers Tuesday, a day after the legislature overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation to provide the city with short-term relief in funding police and fire pensions.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 12:09 pm