- 1 killed, 8 hurt in collision of Chicago city bus, vehicles Updated: Jun-02-15 10:52 pm
CHICAGO - Authorities say a collision between a Chicago Transit Authority bus and several other vehicles left one person dead and at least eight others injured.
- Rauner prepares closures, spending cuts if no budget deal Updated: Jun-02-15 6:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans Tuesday to close state facilities and curtail spending on childcare and senior services if there's no agreement on a state budget by July 1.
- Judge delays Hastert's arraignment in hush-money case Updated: Jun-02-15 4:44 pm
CHICAGO - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's first court appearance until next week following his indictment in Chicago in a hush-money case.
- Attorney seeking new trial for client wants Staker evidence Updated: Jun-02-15 3:33 pm
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - An attorney for a Chicago man who claims he's innocent of a 2004 suburban murder is asking a judge to block the city of Waukegan from destroying evidence from the 1992 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.
- Q&A: What's next in the Dennis Hastert hush-money case Updated: Jun-02-15 11:28 am
CHICAGO - The federal judge presiding over former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's hush-money case donated money to the then-Illinois congressman, but he has not said whether he'll recuse himself. That's one of several outstanding issues as Hastert prepares to appear in court on the charges next week.
- Pizza, Cuban sandwiches on line in mayors' Stanley Cup bet Updated: Jun-02-15 7:57 am
CHICAGO - The mayors of Chicago and Tampa are putting a collection of their cities' treats on the line as the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the Stanley Cup.
- Chicago's Shedd Aquarium announces dolphin birth Updated: Jun-02-15 5:14 am
CHICAGO - The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is announcing its latest addition.
- March of Dimes to announce new research center in Chicago Updated: Jun-02-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - A leading nonprofit group is bringing together researchers at three medical institutions - including two in Chicago - to focus on how gene functions affect premature birth.
- AP Source: Bulls plan to introduce Hoiberg as coach Updated: Jun-01-15 11:41 pm
CHICAGO - The Mayor is moving to Chicago.
- Chicago businessman says he is running for president Updated: Jun-01-15 8:11 pm
CHICAGO - Willie Wilson, the Chicago businessman who came in third in the city's mayoral race earlier this year, says he's running for president of the United States.
- Records: Hastert judge gave money to ex-speaker's campaign Updated: Jun-01-15 5:40 pm
CHICAGO - Federal records indicate the judge overseeing the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert donated $1,500 to the then-Illinois congressman's re-election campaigns.
- 4-year-old girl who was shot in Chicago leaves hospital Updated: Jun-01-15 3:01 pm
CHICAGO - A 4-year-old Chicago girl who was shot in the head was discharged from the hospital Monday as her mother pleaded for an end to violence in the city.
- Officials: Chicago schools chief resigns amid federal probe Updated: Jun-01-15 12:08 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Public School's CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned amid a federal probe of a $20 million no-bid contract between the district and a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials said.
- Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine Updated: Jun-01-15 12:04 pm
CHICAGO - The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.
- Chicago mayor appoints ex-prosecutor to lead police board Updated: Jun-01-15 11:52 am
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has appointed a former federal prosecutor to lead the city's police board.
- Rauner takes to airwaves post-session to criticize Democrats Updated: Jun-01-15 11:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner took to the airwaves to criticize Illinois Democrats the morning after the state Legislature passed a spending bill the Republican said he wouldn't sign.
- Royal couple from the Netherlands to visit Chicago this week Updated: Jun-01-15 10:13 am
CHICAGO - King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will visit Chicago as part of their visit to the United States this week.
- Wildlife rescuers comb downtown Chicago for injured birds Updated: Jun-01-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - A DuPage County wildlife rehabilitation organization is helping to rescue and heal thousands of birds injured each year in collisions with windows at downtown Chicago buildings.
- Cancer treatments got gentler, yet kids' survival improved Updated: Jun-01-15 1:22 am
CHICAGO - The move to make cancer treatments gentler for children has paid a double dividend: More kids are surviving than ever before, and without the long-term complications that doomed many of their peers a generation ago, new research shows.
- Ross hits winning single in 11th, Cubs beat Royals 2-1 Updated: May-31-15 7:56 pm
CHICAGO - David Ross did just fine when he swung away.
- Legislature OKs plan to reduce Chicago pension payments Updated: May-31-15 5:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan to reduce Chicago's payments to its fire and police pension funds for each of the next five years.
- World War II vet fulfills goal of pitching at Wrigley Field Updated: May-31-15 5:22 pm
CHICAGO - More than 70 years after he hoped to make his major league debut, a World War II veteran fulfilled his goal of pitching at Wrigley Field.
- Friends mourn Chicago craftsman after bar stabbing Updated: May-31-15 4:17 pm
CHICAGO - Friends and relatives are mourning the stabbing death of a Chicago picture framer who worked with local artists and was well-known in the Pilsen neighborhood.
- Study: Many cancer patients could be spared brain radiation Updated: May-31-15 1:39 pm
CHICAGO - A major study could change care for many of the hundreds of thousands of people each year who have cancer that spreads to the brain from other sites. Contrary to conventional wisdom, radiation therapy to the whole brain did not improve survival, and it harmed memory, speech and thinking skills, doctors found.
- Chicago mayor: Beau Biden dedicated life to public service Updated: May-31-15 10:58 am