Tuesday will bring strong winds, near record warmth and the threat of severe storms to the Chicago area.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday right with some paczki, which is pronounced poonch-kee. Keep scrolling to find out where you can get your Fat Tuesday pastries in the city and surrounding suburbs.
With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far. "All I can do is speak from the heart and say what I want to do," Trump said in an interview that aired early Tuesday on Fox. The White House said Trump has been gathering ideas for the prime-time speech from the series of listening sessions he's been holding with law enforcement officials, union representatives, coal miners and others. Aides said he was still tinkering with the speech Monday night. Trump's advisers say he will use his address Tuesday to declare early progress on his campaign promises, including withdrawing the U.S. from a sweeping Pacific Rim trade pact, and to map a path ahead on thorny legislative priorities, including health care and infrastructure spending.
The Chicago Cubs hope to meet with city officials in the next few months to plan a bid for the 2020 All-Star game.
An inmate sentenced to prison in connection with an attempted armed robbery and charged with murder in a highway shooting was mistakenly released from the Illinois Department of Corrections Monday, authorities said.