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Emery: Conte Will Miss First Preseason Game
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Emery: Conte Will Miss First Preseason Game

The Chicago Bears will be short a couple of potential starters to begin training camp in Bourbonnais, with Kyle Long and Chris Conte both being ruled out for the first few practices. Read »

2 minutes ago
Man Hopes to Buy Ad Space on CTA Trains, Post Jokes

Man Hopes to Buy Ad Space on CTA Trains, Post Jokes

One CTA rider is hoping to bring some enjoyment to what is often a hairy commute by putting joke ads on... Read »

2 hours ago
Daley's Medical Records to Stay Private in Park Grill Case

Daley's Medical Records to Stay Private in Park Grill Case

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's medical records will remain private in Chicago's lawsuit against the Park... Watch »

2 hours ago
Woman Killed by Flying Tire on Bishop Ford Freeway

Woman Killed by Flying Tire on Bishop Ford Freeway

Traffic on the freeway was backed up for nearly 10 miles, to Interstate 80. Watch »

2 hours ago
Study Finds Talking to Strangers May Improve Your Commute

Study Finds Talking to Strangers May Improve Your Commute

Chicago commutes aren’t easy, especially for the many who attempt to fit on incredibly crowded trains and... Read »

2 hours ago
Durbin to Putin: Take Responsibility for MH17 Crash

Durbin to Putin: Take Responsibility for MH17 Crash

Illinois Democrat called separatists "thugs," and said they've been "armed, financed and inspired by... Read »

5 hours ago
High Waves Prompt Beach Warning in Chicago

High Waves Prompt Beach Warning in Chicago

With cooler temps and windy conditions Wednesday comes dangerous swimming conditions on Chicago shores. Watch »

40 minutes ago
Man Charged With Murder of Simeon Football Player

Man Charged With Murder of Simeon Football Player

A man has been charged with the shooting death of a Simeon Career Academy sophomore football player who was... Watch »

6 hours ago
Have Rahm's Tough Choices Failed?

Have Rahm's Tough Choices Failed?

Conventional wisdom says Rahm Emanuel won the 2011 Chicago mayoral election on a promise to fix the city’s... Read »

6 hours ago
Simeon Track Coach Charged With Sexual Assault

Simeon Track Coach Charged With Sexual Assault

A volunteer coach at a South Side Chicago high school was ordered held on $300,000 bail on Wednesday amid charges he... Watch »

3 hours ago
Two Teen Girls Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

Two Teen Girls Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

Teens were sitting on a porch with a group of people about 10:15 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Arthington... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
New Noise Monitors Coming to O'Hare Airport

New Noise Monitors Coming to O'Hare Airport

A new runway opened in October 2013, allowing thousands more flights annually and driving residents'... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Gaza Conflict Creates Face-Off in Chicago

Gaza Conflict Creates Face-Off in Chicago

About 500 people gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate, at 500 W. Madison St., to call for a... Watch »

3 hours ago
Smoke Diverts Chicago-Bound Southwest Plane to Columbus

Smoke Diverts Chicago-Bound Southwest Plane to Columbus

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Chicago's Midway International Airport was diverted to Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Cop Accused of Firing Gun While Drinking at Party

Cop Accused of Firing Gun While Drinking at Party

A south suburban police officer was drinking at a friend’s house when he started firing his gun, sending... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Rahm Visits Family of Slain 11-Year-Old Girl

Rahm Visits Family of Slain 11-Year-Old Girl

Mayor: "They are in our thoughts and prayers." Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
CPS Janitor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Students

CPS Janitor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Students

Prosecutors say man raped one student, fondled another at South Side school. Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Rizzo Jacks Two Homers in Cubs Win

Rizzo Jacks Two Homers in Cubs Win

Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Group Helps Epileptics Explore Their Creative Side

Group Helps Epileptics Explore Their Creative Side

Studio E, a therapeutic art program created by the Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago, is hosting art classes to... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Royals Rout White Sox 7-1

Royals Rout White Sox 7-1

Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
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