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Investigators Search for 11-Year-Old Shmiya's Killers

Investigators Search for 11-Year-Old Shmiya's Killers

Susan Carlson updates from Area Police headquarters where investigators are searching for the killers of 11-year-old... Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Sticker Shock Kicks in For ComEd Customers

Sticker Shock Kicks in For ComEd Customers

Chicago ComEd customers are in for a little surprise when they get their bill this month, the result of a 38 percent... Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Woman Busted After Posting Selfie in Stolen Dress

Woman Busted After Posting Selfie in Stolen Dress

Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a... Read »

4 hours ago
Chicago Elections: Working Families Party Wants to Invade City Council

Chicago Elections: Working Families Party Wants to Invade City Council

The progressive group that helped elect New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is shifting its focus to Chicago ahead of... Read »

Jul 21, 2014

PHOTOS: Baby Orangutan Finds Loving Surrogate Mom

Here's a look at Kecil, a 6-month-old orangutan, and his surrogate mom, Maggie at Brookfield Zoo. View »

Jul 21, 2014
Baby Orangutan Finds Loving Surrogate Mom

Baby Orangutan Finds Loving Surrogate Mom

After not receiving enough affection from his birth mom and surrogate mom, a 6-month-old orangutan finally... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Chicago Summit Addresses Gang Violence

Chicago Summit Addresses Gang Violence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago's police superintendent and community leaders Monday for a closed-door meeting to... Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Memorial for Tuskegee Airmen Vandalized

Memorial for Tuskegee Airmen Vandalized

The installation by Chicago artist Hebru Brantley features statues of bold-colored children wearing aviator glasses... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
McDonald's Faces New Food Scandal in China

McDonald's Faces New Food Scandal in China

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Quinn OKs MediPot for Kids With Epilepsy

Quinn OKs MediPot for Kids With Epilepsy

The measure adds seizures to the list of treatable conditions in the state's medical cannabis program and... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
5 Storylines That Emerged from Blackhawks Convention

5 Storylines That Emerged from Blackhawks Convention

The Chicago Blackhawks' Convention has come and gone, but there were five stories from the weekend that... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Bourbonnais Restaurants Roll Out Red Carpet for Bears

Bourbonnais Restaurants Roll Out Red Carpet for Bears

If you're looking for places to eat and drink in the Bourbonnais area for Chicago Bears training camp,... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Opinion:  Rauner’s Irresponsible Tax Plan Polls Well Among Voters

Opinion: Rauner’s Irresponsible Tax Plan Polls Well Among Voters

If there’s one trick Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner knows well, it’s telling people what they... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Hospital Wants To Be First in Illinois to Dispense Pot

Hospital Wants To Be First in Illinois to Dispense Pot

Swedish Covenant wants to be the first Illinois hospital to take advantage of the state’s decision last year... Watch »

48 minutes ago

A Shore Thing Boat Parade

Over 300 sailboats raced to Mackinac Island over the course of two and a half days using nothing but the wind... View »

Jul 21, 2014
Chicago Sets Up Affordable Housing Task Force

Chicago Sets Up Affordable Housing Task Force

The task force is asked to make recommendations for changes in the city's Affordable Requirements Ordinance... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Man Dies After Being Hit With Stun Gun by Police

Man Dies After Being Hit With Stun Gun by Police

A 41-year-old man died after he was hit by an electronic stun gun when police tried to break up a fight on Chicago's... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Man Gets 30 Days in Jail for Swearing at Cook County Judge

Man Gets 30 Days in Jail for Swearing at Cook County Judge

A Chicago man faces 30 days in jail after swearing at a Cook County judge during his bond hearing Sunday afternoon. Read »

Jul 21, 2014

"Private" Summit to Tackle Chicago Gang Violence

Federal and local officials and faith-based leaders will take part in a private meeting to discuss what can be done... Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
8 Hurt When Porch Collapses

8 Hurt When Porch Collapses

Two children were among those injured on Chicago's west side, official said. Read »

Jul 21, 2014
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