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"Slender Man" Stabbing Victim Receives Military Purple Heart

Upon hearing of the gift, Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs John Scocos said he wasn't at all surprised by the... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Poverty Rate Among Illinois Kids Up Since 2000

Poverty Rate Among Illinois Kids Up Since 2000

The annual survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation estimates 347,000 Illinois children live in areas of concentrated... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Driver Held on $1M Bail in Fatal I-55 Chain Reaction Crash

Driver Held on $1M Bail in Fatal I-55 Chain Reaction Crash

Police say a speeding truck entering stalled traffic in a construction zone caused a crash on I-55 that killed four... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
I-55 Crash Scene Notorious For Accidents

I-55 Crash Scene Notorious For Accidents

Nearly 60 crashes have been reported near Elwood over the past year. Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Man Describes Finding Girl Shot by Stray Bullet

Man Describes Finding Girl Shot by Stray Bullet

Community pleads for information leading to arrest of Shamiya Adams. Watch »

4 hours ago
Chicago Cabbies Seek Fare Increase

Chicago Cabbies Seek Fare Increase

Struggling Chicago cab drivers released a plan Monday aimed to put more money in their pockets. Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Sale, White Sox Top Royals 3-1

Sale, White Sox Top Royals 3-1

Chris Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Emanuel Gets Labor Union Love

Emanuel Gets Labor Union Love

Not every Chicago labor union is coalescing behind prospective mayoral candidate Karen Lewis. When Rahm Emanuel held Read »

Jul 21, 2014
State Law Loophole Creates Safety Concerns for Juvenile Shelters

State Law Loophole Creates Safety Concerns for Juvenile Shelters

A state-funded facility meant to keep troubled youth safe is allowing kids to leave the facility all hours of... Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Divers Recover Body of Drowned Teen

Divers Recover Body of Drowned Teen

Authorities have recovered the body of a teen who possibly drowned Monday afternoon in north suburban Third Lake. Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Bulls Sign Hinrich to 2-Year Deal

Bulls Sign Hinrich to 2-Year Deal

The Chicago Bulls have made some big changes this summer as they try to beef up their roster and make a run at the... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
Prison Sentencing Reform Could Stem Gun Violence

Prison Sentencing Reform Could Stem Gun Violence

As NBC Chicago previously reported, in devastating detail, at least 40 people were shot over the weekend... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Former Substitute Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges

Former Substitute Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges

A former substitute teacher at a north suburban high school, originally charged with posting... Read »

Jul 21, 2014
5 Killed, Four Injured in Dual I-55 Crashes

5 Killed, Four Injured in Dual I-55 Crashes

Police say a speeding truck entering stalled traffic in a construction zone caused a crash on I-55 that killed four... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014

2014 Rock 'N Roll Chicago Half Marathon

More than 20,000 runners took to the streets of Chicago for a rockin' good race. View »

Jul 22, 2014
Investigators Search for 11-Year-Old Shamiya's Killers

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

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

4 hours ago
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 »

Jul 22, 2014
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
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