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Suit: Man Beaten by Police After Asking to Use Bathroom

Suit: Man Beaten by Police After Asking to Use Bathroom

A Rockford man filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, claiming he was violently beaten by a northwest suburban Loves Park police officer last year after he repeatedly asked to use the bathroom while in custody. Read »

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Briggs Ruled Out for Thursday vs. Lions

Briggs Ruled Out for Thursday vs. Lions

The Chicago Bears will be without a key member of their defense once again on Thursday, as Lance Briggs is forced to... Read »

2 hours ago
Quinn Grants Clemencies Ahead of Holiday

Quinn Grants Clemencies Ahead of Holiday

The Chicago Democrat announced the news on Wednesday afternoon. He granted 126 and denied 185 petitions. Read »

2 hours ago
Bears vs. Lions: 3 Keys to a Chicago Victory

Bears vs. Lions: 3 Keys to a Chicago Victory

The Chicago Bears will be working this Thanksgiving, and if they want their holiday to be a bountiful one against... Read »

3 hours ago
Family Sues After 10-Year-Old Boy Dies in Chicago Fire

Family Sues After 10-Year-Old Boy Dies in Chicago Fire

A Chicago family filed a lawsuit Wednesday after a 10-year-old boy was killed earlier this month in a Northwest Side... Watch »

3 hours ago
The United States of Heckling: Obama Schools Protesters on Immigration, Everything Else

The United States of Heckling: Obama Schools Protesters on Immigration,...

When protesters heckled President Obama during his Tuesday immigration speech in Chicago, POTUS responded by... Read »

2 hours ago
5 Cold-Related Deaths Reported in Cook County

5 Cold-Related Deaths Reported in Cook County

Two people, a northwest suburban man and a North Lawndale woman, died this week in Cook County at least in part... Read »

5 hours ago
Wrigley Field Bleacher Renovation May Be Delayed

Wrigley Field Bleacher Renovation May Be Delayed

The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by opening day. Watch »

5 hours ago
Jackie Chan Movie Inspires Northwestern Solar Discovery

Jackie Chan Movie Inspires Northwestern Solar Discovery

Researchers from Northwestern University used a 1993 Jackie Chan movie as inspiration to test Blu-ray discs' solar... Read »

5 hours ago
The Executive Mansion Elevator Is Busted: Rauner Reality Check?

The Executive Mansion Elevator Is Busted: Rauner Reality Check?

The Civil War-era Illinois governor's mansion is due for an upgrade—especially since the Polar Vortex of 2014 led to... Read »

Nov 26, 2014
Bruce and Diana Rauner Tour Crumbling Governor's Mansion

Bruce and Diana Rauner Tour Crumbling Governor's Mansion

The Civil War-era Executive Mansion, aka the Illinois governor's digs, is due for an upgrade—especially since the... Read »

Nov 26, 2014
Chicago-Area Outlet Malls Unleash Deals on Thanksgiving

Chicago-Area Outlet Malls Unleash Deals on Thanksgiving

Black Friday is upon us. If you plan on getting your shopping done all in one place, here's a list of opening times... Read »

2 hours ago
Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts Monday

Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts Monday

Regardless of snow, the ban will be enforced along 107 miles of arterial streets each day from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. Read »

Nov 26, 2014
Paea Pushing Free Agent Value Higher and Higher

Paea Pushing Free Agent Value Higher and Higher

The Chicago Bears spent a lot of money and draft picks on their defensive line this year, but a holdover from last... Read »

Nov 26, 2014
Thieves Drive Into West Side Clothing Store

Thieves Drive Into West Side Clothing Store

Red Dodge Caravan was driven into "Cisco NYC" on the 4000 block of West Madison Street early Wednesday... Read »

Nov 26, 2014
CHA Reports Largest Waitlist in Years

CHA Reports Largest Waitlist in Years

More than 282,000 people had registered for the waitlist by the Monday deadline, officials said. Read »

Nov 26, 2014
Man in Home Hit by Stray Bullet Fired Outside

Man in Home Hit by Stray Bullet Fired Outside

Police said the 50-year-old was in a second-floor bedroom of his home when shots were fired outside late Tuesday. Read »

Nov 26, 2014
Mohammed Khan: Terrorist or Confused Teen?

Mohammed Khan: Terrorist or Confused Teen?

Mohammed Hamza Khan seemed like any other teenager living in the Chicago suburbs. He goofed around with his friends,... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014
Thanksgiving Prayer Service Turns Into Cry for Justice

Thanksgiving Prayer Service Turns Into Cry for Justice

A Thanksgiving prayer service at St. Sabina Church in Chicago turned into a cry for justice Tuesday night, one day... Watch »

Nov 25, 2014
U of C: Student Admits to Facebook Hacking Stunt

U of C: Student Admits to Facebook Hacking Stunt

The University of Chicago says a threatening Facebook post targeting students, originally believed to have been part... Watch »

Nov 25, 2014

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