Illinois city tickets reporter for asking too many questions, in latest First Amendment dustup
Officials in a suburban Chicago community have issued municipal citations to a local news reporter for what they say were persistent contacts with city officials seeking comment on treacherous fall flooding.
Chicago officials ink nearly $30M contract with security firm to move migrants to winterized camps
Chicago officials have signed a nearly $30 million contract with a private security firm to relocate migrants seeking asylum from police stations and the city’s two airports to winterized camps with massive tents before cold weather arrives.
Biden's Democratic allies intensify pressure for asylum-seekers to get work permits
As migration to the United States from Venezuela and other countries soars, Democratic elected officials are pressing the Biden administration to quickly grant work permits for asylum-seekers while their cases wind through immigration courts.
Illinois appeals court hears arguments on Jussie Smollett request to toss convictions
Jussie Smollett’s lawyers have told an Illinois appellate court that it should toss the former “Empire” actor’s convictions for staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to Chicago police.
White Sox say they weren't aware at first that a woman injured at game was shot
The Chicago White Sox say they were not aware at first that a woman injured during Friday’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field was shot and that the Chicago Police Department would have stopped play if officers thought it was unsafe to continue.
Chicago man accused of killing girl headed straight for her in apartment building, prosecutors say
Prosecutors say the man accused of shooting a 9-year-old Chicago girl who had been riding her scooter crossed a street and headed straight toward her in the vestibule of her apartment building before shooting her.
Shakespeare and penguin book get caught in Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' laws
Students in a Florida school district will be reading only excerpts from William Shakespeare’s plays for class rather than the full texts under redesigned curriculum guides that were developed, in part, to take into consideration a state law that restricts classroom materials with sexual content.
Anderson, Ramírez facing suspensions after fight, 6 ejections in wild White Sox-Guardians brawl
Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox and José Ramírez of the Cleveland Guardians exchanged punches at second base Saturday night, triggering a bench-clearing melee in the sixth inning that led to six ejections.
Rapper G Herbo pleads guilty in credit card fraud that paid for private jets and designer puppies
The rapper G Herbo has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that used stolen credit card information to pay for a lavish lifestyle that included private jets, exotic car rentals, a luxury vacation rental and even expensive designer puppies.
Tornado touches down near Chicago's O'Hare airport, disrupting hundreds of flights
A National Weather Service team will survey damage in northeast Illinois, where fierce winds from suspected tornadoes ripped roofs from buildings, downed trees and sent residents scrambling for safety as sirens sounded.
Cubs get 1st win in Bronx as Taillon outpitches Yankees' Rodón in 3-0 victory
Jameson Taillon made a triumphant return to Yankee Stadium, allowing one hit in eight innings to outpitch Carlos Rodón in the All-Star’s injury-delayed Yankees debut and lift the Chicago Cubs over New York 3-0 for their first-ever victory in the Bronx.
Chicago man faces multiple charges in hit-and-run that injured 4 outside ballpark
Chicago police say a 20-year-old man is facing multiple charges in connection with a hit-and-run collision that injured four pedestrians, two critically, outside Guaranteed Rate Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox.
Heather Mack, convicted in Bali of killing mother, set to plead guilty in US
The daughter of an American woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase at an Indonesian resort island is scheduled to appear in Chicago federal court to change her plea to guilty on charges she helped kill her mother in Bali nine years ago.