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Prosecutors Seek 14-Year Sentence For NATO 3

Prosecutors Seek 14-Year Sentence For NATO 3

Cook County prosecutors are seeking 14-year prison sentences for the three out-of-town protesters known as the NATO 3, according to a 48-page prosecution memo. Read »

2 hours ago
Rauner Cancels Event Over Obama Critic

Rauner Cancels Event Over Obama Critic

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner isn't attending a Republican dinner in Moline because he says he disagrees... Read »

3 hours ago
Sox Lose 6-4 to Tigers

Sox Lose 6-4 to Tigers

There's little doubt that Miguel Cabrera is one of the best hitters in baseball. And often, it's his massive... Read »

5 hours ago
Cubs Lose 5-2 to Diamondbacks

Cubs Lose 5-2 to Diamondbacks

Chicago native Mike Bolsinger earned his first major league win, pitching into the seventh inning and hitting an RBI... Read »

5 hours ago
Ride Service May Pose Risk to Passengers

Ride Service May Pose Risk to Passengers

Passengers in Chicago and across the United States are taking rides from complete strangers and facing a... Watch »

10 minutes ago
Baby Klipspringer Born at Brookfield Zoo

Baby Klipspringer Born at Brookfield Zoo

Offspring may take on a much more literal meaning at Brookfield Zoo as they celebrate the first baby born... Watch »

6 hours ago
Man Charged After Allegedly Giving Girlfriend HIV

Man Charged After Allegedly Giving Girlfriend HIV

A Chicago man is charged with criminal transmission of HIV for allegedly failing to tell his ex-girlfriend he... Read »

4 hours ago
Slain Doctor's Family:

Slain Doctor's Family: "Our Hearts Are Aching"

The family of a Chicago-area pediatrician who was killed in an attack at a charity-based children's hospital... Watch »

6 hours ago
Northwestern Football Players to Vote on Unionization Friday

Northwestern Football Players to Vote on Unionization Friday

Football players at Northwestern University will vote "yes" or "no" for unionization on Friday. Read »

4 hours ago
Ravinia Festival Smashes First Day Sales Record

Ravinia Festival Smashes First Day Sales Record

Whether it was a long, hard winter that left people craving the idea of outdoor music or a great 2014 Ravinia summer... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Chicago Plastic Bag Ban Closer to Passage

Chicago Plastic Bag Ban Closer to Passage

The ordinance, sponsored by Alderman Joe Moreno (1st), passed a committee Thursday and will go before the full city... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Indiana Dune Where Boy Was Buried To Remain Closed

Indiana Dune Where Boy Was Buried To Remain Closed

Officials say a popular 126-foot high sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain closed indefinitely... Watch »

Apr 24, 2014
Ex-Marine Sentenced to Die in Sailor's Slaying

Ex-Marine Sentenced to Die in Sailor's Slaying

A federal jury sentenced an ex-Marine to death for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Sketch Released of Matteson Sexual Assault Suspect

Sketch Released of Matteson Sexual Assault Suspect

Matteson police are looking for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted near a Metra train station Thursday. Watch »

2 hours ago
Blackhawks Top List of Smartest Spenders in Sports

Blackhawks Top List of Smartest Spenders in Sports

When it comes to spending, Chicago sports teams are apparently the best and the worst. Read »

Apr 24, 2014
CPS To Name New High School For Obama

CPS To Name New High School For Obama

President Barack Obama is getting a namesake high school in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Officials Investigate String of Bridgeport Garage Fires

Officials Investigate String of Bridgeport Garage Fires

Chicago fire investigators on Thursday were investigating a string of early morning garage fires in the... Watch »

5 hours ago
Dutch Man Charged in Chicago With Selling Drugs for Bitcoins

Dutch Man Charged in Chicago With Selling Drugs for Bitcoins

A Dutch man who allegedly used the shuttered Silk Road underground website to sell illegal drugs for bitcoins worth... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Bronze Statue of Roger Ebert Unveiled at Ebertfest

Bronze Statue of Roger Ebert Unveiled at Ebertfest

Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies."... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Cardinal George's Absence Felt in Rome

Cardinal George's Absence Felt in Rome

Cardinal Francis George spent part of his life in Rome but won't be on hand for the canonization of two... Watch »

Apr 24, 2014
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