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Two Fatally Shot on Hammond Block in 24 Hours

Two Fatally Shot on Hammond Block in 24 Hours

Two people were fatally shot on the same block in northwest Indiana in less than 24 hours, according to Hammond... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Opinion: Saad Trade Not Ideal, But Good Enough

Opinion: Saad Trade Not Ideal, But Good Enough

In a perfect world, the Chicago Blackhawks wouldn't have had to trade away a young star in the making, but despite... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
911 Tapes Reveal Fright After Devastating June Tornadoes

911 Tapes Reveal Fright After Devastating June Tornadoes

Frightened residents called 911 after devastating tornadoes hit parts of north central Illinois in June. Watch »

Jul 1, 2015
Where the Saad Trade Leaves the Hawks

Where the Saad Trade Leaves the Hawks

Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have made the surprising decision to ship Brandon Saad to Columbus, where does the... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Maddon Hired Magician Ahead of Cubs 1-0 Win

Maddon Hired Magician Ahead of Cubs 1-0 Win

Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick. Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago

Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago

Minimum wage employees in Chicago will begin earning $10 an hour Wednesday as the first part of an incremental... Watch »

Jul 1, 2015
Suit: Nurse Fired for Investigating Missing Inmate Medication

Suit: Nurse Fired for Investigating Missing Inmate Medication

A former nurse at the Cook County Jail hospital is suing the county hospital system, alleging she was fired after... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Cullerton Pitches Property Tax Freeze, School Funding Fix

Cullerton Pitches Property Tax Freeze, School Funding Fix

Senate President John Cullerton is proposing legislation to freeze property taxes for two years and overhaul the way... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Democrats Propose 1-Month Budget; Rauner Ready to Nix It

Democrats Propose 1-Month Budget; Rauner Ready to Nix It

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Born at Brookfield Zoo

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Born at Brookfield Zoo

Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Emanuel Announces 1,400 CPS Layoffs

Emanuel Announces 1,400 CPS Layoffs

The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools says approximately 1,400 jobs will be impacted after the district had... Watch »

Jul 1, 2015
Man Charged With Stabbing Tourist at Loop Hotel

Man Charged With Stabbing Tourist at Loop Hotel

A west suburban man has been charged with stabbing a tourist during a fight at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Teen Charged for Fatal Shooting Over Facebook Comments

Teen Charged for Fatal Shooting Over Facebook Comments

A teenager accused of shooting a man over disparaging Facebook comments about slain rapper Young Pappy is now facing... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Illinois House Adjourns Without Passing State Budget

Illinois House Adjourns Without Passing State Budget

Hours before the midnight deadline to pass a state budget and avoid a government shutdown, the Illinois House... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Rauner Cuts Spending From Already-Approved Projects

Rauner Cuts Spending From Already-Approved Projects

Gov. Bruce Rauner has cut $68 million in already-funded road construction or other bricks-and-mortar projects. Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Rauner Personnel Agency Says Full Payroll Could Be Met

Rauner Personnel Agency Says Full Payroll Could Be Met

A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's personnel agency has concluded... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Saad Traded to Blue Jackets

Saad Traded to Blue Jackets

In an astonishing twist, the Chicago Blackhawks have sent winger Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Report: Nordstrom Given Qualifying Offer by Hawks

Report: Nordstrom Given Qualifying Offer by Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks gave qualifying offers to several of their restricted free agents, including Dennis Rasmussen... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment

CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment

Chicago Public Schools made the full payment of $634 million to the teachers' pension fund before the midnight... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
House Won't Vote on Chicago Schools Pension Relief Bill

House Won't Vote on Chicago Schools Pension Relief Bill

The sponsor of a bill to give Chicago Public Schools a 40-day reprieve for making a $634 million pension payment... Read »

Jun 30, 2015

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