Five vehicles were stolen Friday night from a car dealership in suburban Tinley Park, according to police.
Two men were shot to death early Saturday in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, bringing the number of homicides in Chicago this year to 101.
A former teacher at Hinsdale Central High School has been sentenced to six years in prison for having sexual contact with a student.
President Donald Trump announced that he would not be attending the 2017 White House correspondents' dinner in a tweet Saturday evening. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" Trump tweeted. The announcement comes a day after Trump's spat with the media sharply escalated after he slammed the media in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. In the speech Friday, Trump unloaded on the news media for using anonymous sources, just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on Friday reversed their stance in the case of a transgender student in a Palatine school district, withdrawing support that had been given by the Obama administration a few months ago, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
The 89th Academy Awards should be a very schizophrenic affair: equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner "La La Land" at Sunday's ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the policies of President Donald Trump. For largely liberal Hollywood, his election has proven a rallying cause-celebre throughout an awards season that has otherwise been a parade of honors for Damien Chazelle's celebrated musical. Just how political things are going to get at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles may be the biggest question of Sunday night's show, to be broadcast by ABC beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST, with red carpet coverage starting earlier. The current forecast for Sunday is only a slight chance of rain, though the inside of the Dolby Theatre is expected to be far stormier.