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Like Schock, "Honest Abe" Questioned About Expenditures

While news cycles have shortened since 1848, some of the scandals of the modern era are actually rather familiar. Watch »

Mar 31, 2015
Inmate Escapes From Kankakee Jail Facility

Inmate Escapes From Kankakee Jail Facility

Kamron Taylor was recently convicted of murder and was awaiting sentencing. Read »

4 minutes ago
Arkansas Gov. Wants Changes to Religious Freedom Bill

Arkansas Gov. Wants Changes to Religious Freedom Bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson called Wednesday for changes to a religious objection bill that was criticized as anti... Read »

58 minutes ago
CPD Releases Crime Stats for First Quarter of 2015

CPD Releases Crime Stats for First Quarter of 2015

Crime statistics released early Wednesday by the Chicago Police Department show a troubling trend for some crimes. Watch »

6 hours ago
Car Crashes Through Libertyville Home

Car Crashes Through Libertyville Home

A car drove through a house in Libertyville Tuesday evening, injuring two people, according to police. Watch »

Mar 31, 2015
Opinion: How WTTW Lost the Mayoral Debate

Opinion: How WTTW Lost the Mayoral Debate

It is always difficult to know for certain who "won" a debate. The day after the final head-to-head forum... Read »

4 minutes ago
Student in Hazing Death Downed 60-Ounce Vodka Bottle: Court

Student in Hazing Death Downed 60-Ounce Vodka Bottle: Court

A college sophomore from New York City who died of excessive alcohol consumption drank a 60-ounce bottle of vodka... Read »

20 minutes ago
SUV Crashes into Florida Home, Killing Couple and Unborn Child

SUV Crashes into Florida Home, Killing Couple and Unborn Child

Police say a sleeping couple and their unborn child are dead after a sport utility vehicle slammed into their home... Read »

5 minutes ago
New Poll Results Show African-American Voters Favor Emanuel

New Poll Results Show African-American Voters Favor Emanuel

WVON and the Chicago Defender conducted a poll with more than 1,000 registered African-American voters, who appeared... Read »

58 minutes ago
Official: Barricade Moved Before Car Plunged Off Bridge

Official: Barricade Moved Before Car Plunged Off Bridge

Zohra Hussain, 51, of Chicago died of burns after the car caught fire following the 37-foot plunge Saturday morning... Read »

2 hours ago
Cynthia Lennon, First Wife of John Lennon, Dies

Cynthia Lennon, First Wife of John Lennon, Dies

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatle John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75.... Read »

32 minutes ago
Attempt to Cover Up Gas Siphoning May Have Caused Deadly NYC Blast

Attempt to Cover Up Gas Siphoning May Have Caused Deadly NYC Blast

Authorities say the explosion that leveled three buildings and killed two men in the East Village last week may have... Read »

2 hours ago
Who Gets Your Vote For Mayor?

Who Gets Your Vote For Mayor?

Various polls have Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia with diffe... Read »

3 hours ago
Police Find Stolen Car Kankakee Inmate Used to Escape

Police Find Stolen Car Kankakee Inmate Used to Escape

Police gathered on a residential street in Kankakee Wednesday morning in a possible barricade situation after they... Read »

49 minutes ago
Hail, Wind and Lightning Hit The South

Hail, Wind and Lightning Hit The South

Some areas in the South including Alabama, Georgia and Texas were battered by a mix of wind, lightning, and basebal... Read »

4 hours ago
Final Debate for Emanuel and Garcia a Heated One

Final Debate for Emanuel and Garcia a Heated One

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challenger in next week's runoff election, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy"... Watch »

Mar 31, 2015
Pet Rock Creator Gary Dahl Dies at 78

Pet Rock Creator Gary Dahl Dies at 78

Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. D... Read »

3 hours ago

"I Got Some Candy For You," Man Says in Luring Kids: Police

Chicago police say two child luring incidents in recent weeks have similar details. Watch »

5 hours ago
Chicago Bears Sign Running Back Jacquizz Rodgers

Chicago Bears Sign Running Back Jacquizz Rodgers

The Chicago Bears reportedly inked former Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers Tuesday. Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Mayor: Religious Freedom Law

Mayor: Religious Freedom Law "Has No Place in Hammond"

On the heels of the controversy surrounding Indiana’s new religious freedom law, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott... Read »

Mar 31, 2015

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