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Durbin to Putin: Take Responsibility for MH17 Crash
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Durbin to Putin: Take Responsibility for MH17 Crash

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

25 minutes ago
Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected at Chicago Beaches

Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected at Chicago Beaches

Several surfers were spotted off Chicago shores Wednesday amid a warning from the National Weather Service... Watch »

52 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 »

56 minutes 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 »

57 minutes 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 faces sexual assault charges for allegedly... Read »

2 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 »

3 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. Read »

2 hours ago
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 »

5 hours ago
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... Read »

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 »

6 hours ago
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 »

3 hours ago
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
Niles Leaders Approve Controversial Gun Shop, Range

Niles Leaders Approve Controversial Gun Shop, Range

The Niles Village Board voted Tuesday to approve a gun shop and firing range over the objections of some... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Duran Duran Sues Glenview-Based Fan Club

Duran Duran Sues Glenview-Based Fan Club

Duran Duran, the ’80s pop group known best for the hit song “Hungry Like the Wolf,” is suing their... Read »

2 hours ago
Trump Condo Sells for $3.3 Million

Trump Condo Sells for $3.3 Million

It appears the controversy over the Trump sign isn't scaring high rollers away from buying property in the... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Former Niles West, U of I Player Dies During Practice

Former Niles West, U of I Player Dies During Practice

Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
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