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Former Niles West, IU Player Dies During Practice
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Former Niles West, IU Player Dies During Practice

Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates. Read »

59 minutes ago
Bruce Rauner:

Bruce Rauner: "I Love Uber"

Republican gubernatorial candidate says stifling ride-share companies sends message that "Illinois is closed to... Read »

2 hours ago
Postal Workers Protest Staples in Chicago

Postal Workers Protest Staples in Chicago

Hundreds of members of the American Postal Workers Union protested outside a Staples in Chicago Tuesday in hopes to... Read »

2 hours ago
Alpana Singh Reveals Details About New Chicago Restaurant

Alpana Singh Reveals Details About New Chicago Restaurant

With plans for her upcoming eatery ripening quickly, Alpana Singh has announced some details about her... Read »

2 hours ago
Paul Vallas Slams Rauner's Tax Plan as

Paul Vallas Slams Rauner's Tax Plan as "Reckless"

Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate, Paul Vallas, unleashed his inner Rahm Emanuel while slamming Bruce Rauner's... Read »

3 hours ago
Review: Polar Loop Wearable Device

Review: Polar Loop Wearable Device

Wearable devices are popular these days, but which one is right for you? A look at one of the most popular... Read »

3 hours ago
Teen Strangled, Man Decapitated in Online Sex Case

Teen Strangled, Man Decapitated in Online Sex Case

A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with... Read »

2 hours ago
Jewelry Robbers Accidentally Strike Auto Repair Shop

Jewelry Robbers Accidentally Strike Auto Repair Shop

Two employees of a west suburban auto repair business were tied up Tuesday morning when robbers apparently... Read »

3 hours ago
Jail Dumps

Jail Dumps "Orange is the New Black" Jumpsuits

A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to... Read »

4 minutes ago
Off-Duty Officer Charged With Firing Gun Into Suburban Home

Off-Duty Officer Charged With Firing Gun Into Suburban Home

A south suburban police officer has been charged after he allegedly fired his weapon into a home while off duty and... Read »

4 hours ago
Quinn Signs $1 Billion Road Project Plan

Quinn Signs $1 Billion Road Project Plan

The Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that also will provide lawmakers with opportunities... Read »

4 hours ago
McDonald's Profit Slips, US Sales Decline

McDonald's Profit Slips, US Sales Decline

McDonald's Corp. said its profit slipped in the second quarter as sales in the U.S. continued to flag. Read »

4 hours ago
170-Foot Ketchup Bottle for Sale in Illinois

170-Foot Ketchup Bottle for Sale in Illinois

Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over... Read »

4 hours ago
Crash Victim Was Heading to Work on Day Off

Crash Victim Was Heading to Work on Day Off

Vicky Palacios, 54, of Coal City among five victims of dual crashes on Interstate 55. Watch »

14 minutes ago
Opinion: Suddenly, Rahm’s Millions May Not Be Enough

Opinion: Suddenly, Rahm’s Millions May Not Be Enough

A number of key similarities exist between the 2014 Newark mayoral race and the upcoming Chicago election. Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Storms Expected After Hot, Humid Day

Storms Expected After Hot, Humid Day

With temps forecast to rise near 91 degrees Tuesday, and humidity levels making the air feel close to 100... Watch »

6 hours ago
Are the Obamas Moving to California?

Are the Obamas Moving to California?

President Obama and First Lady Michelle are the buyers of a $4.25 million home in California's Rancho... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Second City Expands Comedy Training Center

Second City Expands Comedy Training Center

The expansion would double the comedy school's space to include new classrooms, student theaters, voice-over studios... Read »

Jul 22, 2014

"Supermom" Among Victims of I-55 Chain-Reaction Crash

Ulrike P. Blopleh -- Uli, as she was known -- was with three of her four children when they were involved in a crash... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Former Navy SEAL Killed in Skydiving Crash

Former Navy SEAL Killed in Skydiving Crash

A former Navy SEAL was reportedly killed in a skydiving accident Sunday after his parachute became tangled in midair... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
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