State Officials Warn About Risk Of Identity Theft From Buying Fake IDs

As consumers scramble to protect their credit and debit card information in the wake of a stream of data breaches at major retailers, one group is voluntarily giving out their personal information.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 1:14 pm

The NFL Blackout Rule: A Brief Chicago History

Growing up watching the Bears in the 1970s, the pregame ritual often focused on whether there would actually be a game to watch.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 1:08 pm

Students Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Incident At Ogden International

At least a dozen children were taken to hospitals as a precaution on Wednesday, after pepper spray was released inside their classroom at a Near West Side school.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 12:49 pm

Bears Sign CB Teddy Williams

Williams was previously on the Cardinals' practice squad.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 12:49 pm

Banks, Caray Statues At Wrigley Hauled Off For Restoration

The Ernie Banks and Harry Caray statues were removed from outside Wrigley Field on Wednesday, to be restored during the offseason while renovations are underway inside and outside the stadium itself.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 12:44 pm

Baffoe: Let Manny Be The New Manny In Chicago

Manny Ramirez has worked wonders with the young Cubs hitters at Triple-A Iowa.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 12:29 pm

Adam Dunn Still Intends To Retire

"That's probably it," Dunn says.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 11:56 am

Bernstein: Outrage At Michigan Obscures Darker Truth

We express outrage to the visual, but it's the sub-concussive hits that are so problematic in football.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 11:28 am

Historic South Loop House Moving To Make Way For McCormick Redevelopment

House movers made quick work of hauling a historic coach house down the street Wednesday morning in a neighborhood where Chicago’s movers and shakers lived 100 years ago.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 11:16 am

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Carolina Panthers

The 2014 offseason was cruel to the Panthers.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 11:03 am

After Denials, Chicago Police Department Admits Purchase Of Cell-Phone Spying Devices

The Chicago Police department has finally acknowledged that it had purchased cell-phone interceptor devices back in 2008, raising serious privacy concerns among activists who question how they are being used.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 10:52 am

CBS Sports: Steve Beuerlein Talks Vikings-Packers

The Vikings and Packers play on Thursday Night Football.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 10:41 am

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Minnesota Vikings Vs. Green Bay Packers

Will this contest between NFC North rivals be the first competitive Thursday night game of the season?

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 10:27 am

Brothers Charged In Serial Rapes

Two brothers were being held without bond Wednesday, charged in a series of brutal sexual assaults dating back more than a decade.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 10:12 am

Aaron Rodgers Says Presnap Smoking Signal Is Tribute To The Jay Cutler Meme

Is he serious? It's not for certain, but the two have a friendly relationship.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 10:11 am

Lawyer: Cop’s Trial For Fatal Shooting Of WWII Vet Unlikely This Year

Defense attorney Terry Ekl said he didn’t see a trial date being set before Christmas. He said the case “should be tried rapidly so everyone can move on, move on with their lives,” and that Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor is “anxious to get it over with.”

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 9:36 am

Levine: Manny Ramirez May Join Cubs’ Coaching Staff

"We have a really nice relationship with Manny," Theo Epstein says.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 9:33 am

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 9:30 am

Ford Recalls 850K Cars On Short Circuit Concerns

If the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 9:25 am

Truck Deals Help Boost US Auto Sales In September

September sales won't be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 9:21 am

Bears’ Brandon Marshall Apologizes For Media Snub

"These people in Chicago have really treated me good. And I need to give them more," Marshall says.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 9:06 am

Two State Police Cars Hit In 5-Car Crash On Interstate 355

An Illinois State Police squad car carrying two officers was involved in a five-vehicle crash early Wednesday on the Veterans Memorial Tollway, causing large delays in the southbound lanes Wednesday morning.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 7:47 am

Police Warn Of Sexual Assault In Lincoln Park

Police said, sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, a 24-year-old woman was attacked while she was walking in the 2500 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 7:17 am

McCarthy: Murders In Chicago At Lowest Level In Nearly 50 Years

Acknowledging "there's a lot more work to be done," Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the number of murders so far this year in Chicago is at the lowest level since 1965.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 7:03 am

City Colleges Offer Free Ride To CPS Graduates With High GPA

The Chicago STAR Scholarship, which stands for Students Taking Academic Responsibility, would be offered to CPS graduates with a grade point average of at least 3.0, and who place into college-level math and English programs, and enroll in one of the various so-called “pathways” at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 6:43 am