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"Way of the Cross" Marches Through Pilsen

Christians around the world mark the start of Easter on Good Friday. Nesita Kwan reports. Watch »

24 minutes ago
Cook County Issues 1,000th Same-Sex Marriage License

Cook County Issues 1,000th Same-Sex Marriage License

Clerk David Orr says he issued the marriage license in downtown Chicago on Friday to a gay couple from... Read »

33 minutes ago
Benny the Bull Stars in New Bud Light Ad

Benny the Bull Stars in New Bud Light Ad

The Bulls mascot is a featured character in Bud Light's new "Up For Whatever" commercial, designed to show... Read »

2 hours ago
Study: Rent in Chicago Too Pricey for Middle Class

Study: Rent in Chicago Too Pricey for Middle Class

For many American households, paying rent is a month-to-month challenge and a new report reveals that... Read »

4 hours ago
Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew

Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew

Laganitas bottled it's first batch of beer at its new Douglas Park facility Friday. Read »

4 hours ago
Pickup Crashes Into Grocery Store; 5 Hurt

Pickup Crashes Into Grocery Store; 5 Hurt

A crash sent a pickup careening into a storefront Friday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the... Read »

2 hours ago
Flash Survey: Will the Blackhawks Beat the Blues?

Flash Survey: Will the Blackhawks Beat the Blues?

The Blackhawks on Thursday night dropped Game 1 of their series against the St. Louis Blues in triple overtime. Read »

6 hours ago
Man Charged With Punching, Kicking CTA Rider

Man Charged With Punching, Kicking CTA Rider

A Chicago man faces criminal charges in connection with the assault of a senior citizen on a Chicago... Watch »

6 hours ago
More Cops on Bikes Will Patrol High-Crime Areas

More Cops on Bikes Will Patrol High-Crime Areas

Effort is an expansion of the department's "Operation Impact" strategy that was launched last year. Watch »

6 hours ago
Blagojevich Campaign Account Donates Final Dollars

Blagojevich Campaign Account Donates Final Dollars

A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into... Read »

Apr 18, 2014

"Chicago Fire" Actor Needs Real-Life Rescue

Jesse Spencer and his parents were with a group of tourists in an elevator of the Illinois State Capitol when... Watch »

Apr 18, 2014
Quenneville Fined $25,000 for Gesture Toward Officials

Quenneville Fined $25,000 for Gesture Toward Officials

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has a reputation for being demonstrative, and he certainly lived... Read »

2 hours ago
Police Search Home of Highway Shooting Suspect

Police Search Home of Highway Shooting Suspect

Police have arrested a male suspect in a string of random Kansas City-area highway shootings that have wounded three... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Hawks Miss Golden Chance to Grab Series Lead

Hawks Miss Golden Chance to Grab Series Lead

With several third period power plays, the Chicago Blackhawks had plenty of chances to win Game 1 over the St. Louis Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Spike in Mumps Cases Reported Around Illinois

Spike in Mumps Cases Reported Around Illinois

So far this year, there've been 65 cases reported across the state, mostly in Morgan and Sangamon counties. Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Regulators Propose Changes to Illinois' MediPot Rules

Regulators Propose Changes to Illinois' MediPot Rules

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Boy, 12, Shot in Altgeld Gardens

Boy, 12, Shot in Altgeld Gardens

The boy was shot in the leg about 8:45 p.m. after he walked past two males in the 13100 block of South... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
Teen Pulled From Water After 90 Minutes Dies

Teen Pulled From Water After 90 Minutes Dies

First responders said they pulled the 15-year-old from a pond off Haligus Road in Woodstock, northwest of Chicago. Watch »

Apr 18, 2014
 Red Sox Top White Sox in Pitchers Duel

Red Sox Top White Sox in Pitchers Duel

Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run... Read »

Apr 17, 2014
Nik Wallenda Scouts Local Locations For Tightrope Walk

Nik Wallenda Scouts Local Locations For Tightrope Walk

Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy... Read »

Apr 18, 2014
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