A 7-month-old girl and a 2-year-old girl were both found dead and four other people were injured, including another child and a firefighter, after a house fire Saturday night on Chicago's South Side.
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.
When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention. Members of the Democratic National Committee cheered wildly at their gathering in Atlanta on Saturday, forgetting the competitive race that took two rounds of voting — unprecedented in recent memory for either major party.
A former teacher at Hinsdale Central High School has been sentenced to six years in prison for having sexual contact with a student.
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.