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Should the Obama Library be an Issue in Mayoral Race?

Should the Obama Library be an Issue in Mayoral Race?

Chicago is in competition with New York and Honolulu for President Obama's library and museum. Read »

Mar 2, 2015
Wintry Mix Makes for Slow Morning Commute

Wintry Mix Makes for Slow Morning Commute

Precipitation to continue through the morning rush hour, forecast models showed. Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
Poll Shows Dead Heat Between Emanuel, Garcia

Poll Shows Dead Heat Between Emanuel, Garcia

More than 2,000 people were polled over two days last week. Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
Lawmakers to Propose Bill to Battle Heroin Abuse

Lawmakers to Propose Bill to Battle Heroin Abuse

Bill would require drugs combatting heroin overdoses to be dispensed more widely to those who have been trained... Read »

Mar 2, 2015
Bus Rapid Transit Heads for Chicago's Loop

Bus Rapid Transit Heads for Chicago's Loop

When the project is completed later this year, six bus routes will use dedicated lanes on Washington, Madison... Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
Madonna to Hit Chicago on New Tour

Madonna to Hit Chicago on New Tour

Madonna on Sunday announced dates for her 35-city "Rebel Heart" Tour, including a Sept. Read »

Mar 2, 2015
Dad Delivers Baby on Side of Road

Dad Delivers Baby on Side of Road

A man on the way to the hospital with his wife pulled over on the side of the road and delivered his daughter. Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
Wilson Meets With Mayoral Candidates

Wilson Meets With Mayoral Candidates

Over the weekend, former mayoral candidate Willie Wilson met with both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus... Read »

Mar 1, 2015
Police: Four North Park Homes Burglarized Last Month

Police: Four North Park Homes Burglarized Last Month

Police are cautioning Far North Side residents after a string of four home burglaries in February in the North Park... Read »

Mar 1, 2015

"Cuban Comet" Minnie Minoso Remembered

White Sox legend Minnie Minoso passed away Feb. 28, 2015, at age 90. Here's a look back at the life and times of the... View »

Mar 1, 2015

Celebrities in the Chicago Polar Plunge

Several celebrities have participated in the annual Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Chicago. View »

Mar 1, 2015
Rauner Budget Could Mean Fewer Amtrak Trains

Rauner Budget Could Mean Fewer Amtrak Trains

Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois' funding for Amtrak trains during a... Read »

Mar 1, 2015
Jesus

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Participates in Polar Plunge

Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn weren't the only public figures to jump into a frigid Lake Michigan at Sunday's Polar... Read »

Mar 1, 2015
Man Charged With Best Buy Smash and Grab in January

Man Charged With Best Buy Smash and Grab in January

Jawon Sellers, 24, was charged Sunday with one felon count of burglary in connection with a smash and grab robbery... Read »

Mar 1, 2015
Sharp Dismisses Swirling Rumors, Ponders Legal Action

Sharp Dismisses Swirling Rumors, Ponders Legal Action

With all sorts of rumors swirling about his personal life, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp fired back on... Read »

Mar 1, 2015
Aurora Man Fatally Struck by Train in Downers Grove

Aurora Man Fatally Struck by Train in Downers Grove

A 32-year-old man was fatally struck by a BNSF freight train in west suburban Downers Grove Saturday night. Read »

Mar 1, 2015
Protesters Call for Closing of CPD Site on West Side

Protesters Call for Closing of CPD Site on West Side

Protesters gathered Saturday outside of Homan Square, calling for the facility to be shut down following reports in... Watch »

Mar 1, 2015

PHOTOS: Gaga, Vaughn Take Polar Plunge

Lady Gaga, her fiance Taylor Kinney and actor Vince Vaughn joined thousands for Chicagoans in an icy dip into Lake... View »

Mar 2, 2015
Lady Gaga Takes Polar Plunge With Fiancé

Lady Gaga Takes Polar Plunge With Fiancé

Vince Vaughn was the celebrity guest of honor at the Polar Plunge, but a slew of other celebrities were also in... Watch »

Mar 1, 2015
White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies

White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies

White Sox legend and fan favorite Minnie Minoso died Saturday morning at the age of 90. Watch »

Mar 2, 2015

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