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Gacy Investigation Helps Solve Chicago Cold Case Murder
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Gacy Investigation Helps Solve Chicago Cold Case Murder

The death of a 22-year-old man from Chicago has been solved nearly 30 years later, thanks in part to a recent search for the unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Watch »

6 minutes ago
One Million Divvy Trips Taken in Chicago

One Million Divvy Trips Taken in Chicago

Looks like Chicagoans are Divvying up. Read »

2 hours ago
Slain Cop's Parents Settle Suit Against Gun Dealer

Slain Cop's Parents Settle Suit Against Gun Dealer

Thomas Wortham IV, 30, was killed May 19, 2010, in front of his parents' South Side home as he tried to stop four... Read »

2 hours ago
Chicago Resident Wins Lottery 3 Times in 3 Weeks

Chicago Resident Wins Lottery 3 Times in 3 Weeks

A Chicago resident and occasional lottery player won the same lottery game three times in three weeks. Read »

2 hours ago
Peoria Mayor Defends Police Response to Twitter Account

Peoria Mayor Defends Police Response to Twitter Account

Peoria's mayor is defending his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his... Read »

3 hours ago
Scorekeeper at Wrigley Practices Dying Art

Scorekeeper at Wrigley Practices Dying Art

Wrigley Field is just one of two major league ballparks with manual scoreboards. Watch »

5 hours ago
Stars Share Memories of Wrigley Field

Stars Share Memories of Wrigley Field

The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some... Read »

2 hours ago
Wrigley Field Turns 100 Wednesday

Wrigley Field Turns 100 Wednesday

Cubs will hold a pregame celebration before the team takes on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:20 p.m. Watch »

3 hours ago
Van Burst Into Flames After Crash With CTA Bus

Van Burst Into Flames After Crash With CTA Bus

1 person killed, 3 others injured in crash at East 93rd Street and South Commercial Avenue Watch »

5 hours ago
Startup Company Offers to Pay Parking Tickets

Startup Company Offers to Pay Parking Tickets

A San Francisco-based company called MetroMile is offering to give $60 in cash to the first 100 people who can... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Maywood Man Charged in Hit-And-Run Crash

Maywood Man Charged in Hit-And-Run Crash

A Maywood man was charged Tuesday in connection with a Sunday crash that took the life of a Chicago... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Cubs Top Diamondbacks 9-2

Cubs Top Diamondbacks 9-2

Jason Hammel pitched seven strong innings, Mike Olt hit a three-run homer and Nate Schierholtz drove in a pair of... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Tigers Top White Sox 8-6

Tigers Top White Sox 8-6

Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Obamas Acknowledge Frankie Knuckles' Death

Obamas Acknowledge Frankie Knuckles' Death

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are mourning the loss of Frankie Knuckles, a Grammy-winning Chicago... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Town May Allow Man to Drive Utility Vehicle on the Street

Town May Allow Man to Drive Utility Vehicle on the Street

A disabled father of two may soon be driving his utility vehicle on the streets of Union nearly a year after the... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Madigan Re-Elected to Lead Illinois Democratic Party

Madigan Re-Elected to Lead Illinois Democratic Party

House Speaker Michael Madigan has been elected to his fifth term as chairman of the Illinois Democratic party. Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Five Hurt After Vehicle Slams Into Bus Stop

Five Hurt After Vehicle Slams Into Bus Stop

Five people were hospitalized after a vehicle hit a bus stop Tuesday night in the Roseland neighborhood. Read »

6 hours ago
Neighbors Want Dog Euthanized After Girl Attacked

Neighbors Want Dog Euthanized After Girl Attacked

A Portage, Ind., family is fighting to have their neighbor's dog euthanized after the pit bull attacked a young girl... Watch »

Apr 23, 2014
Michigan City Police Warn of New LSD-Like Drug

Michigan City Police Warn of New LSD-Like Drug

Michigan City Police sent out a community alert warning of a new street drug that emerged over Spring Break in... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
Bulls Try To Bounce Back Versus Wizards

Bulls Try To Bounce Back Versus Wizards

The Chicago Bulls' resolve is being tested once again. They trail the Washington Wizards 1-0 in their first-round... Read »

Apr 22, 2014
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