A former day care worker was charged on Monday after she allegedly burned five toddlers with a hot glue gun while another assistant stood by laughing during the incident, officials said.
A nearly $2 billion high-speed Amtrak rail project in Illinois is in its final phase of construction — news coming on the heels of Monday’s deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state.
Most grandparents dream of living long enough to see their grandchildren finish college, but one in Chicago was uniquely blessed to follow in her granddaughter’s footsteps across the graduation stage.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled a new ID program that he says is designed to welcome the “undocumented” community and people “on the sidelines” into the city.
A registered child sex offender caught wearing a Santa Claus suit at a holiday party in Illinois last year may not have to spend a day behind bars after he pleaded guilty and received probation.
Two men filed a lawsuit against Lyft after its driver allegedly drew a gun and chased them out of her vehicle while shouting a homophobic slur.
Parents at a middle school in Gurnee, Illinois are upset after their kids received a controversial Hitler-themed assignment.
A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled man that was shown on Facebook Live has pleaded guilty to a hate crime and been placed on probation for four years.
An Illinois man could face 60 years in prison after a jury found him guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a 90-year-old care home patient with dementia.
Strong winds caused a commotion in a small Illinois village Monday night when a canopy at a gas station collapsed.
A Chicago man stabbed his brother-in-law at least 25 times on a city bus, partially disemboweling him in front of shocked riders, officials said Saturday.
A Chicago man murdered and mutilated his 61-year-old father before allegedly posting several selfies on Facebook, prosecutors say.
A police detective in Illinois was facing disciplinary action this week after being caught on camera telling a teenager he was being detained because he was white.
A Chicago woman who was discovered near a bank Friday with her head stuck between the iron poles of a fence died on Monday, officials said.
An Illinois woman was busted this week after cops say she torched her Infiniti SUV with a flamethrower she purchased online.
A former teacher at a charter school on Chicago’s southwest side was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old student, officials said.
An Illinois man is claiming that a CVS employee stole his winning $1 million scratch-off lottery card after being “coerced” inside the store.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy.
A 25-year-old man, who was shot multiple times in the head, reportedly became Chicago’s 600th homicide, solidifying the Illinois city’s place as the murder capital of America.
A Chicago man was arrested early Saturday morning after he was found drunk and asleep while parked on a sidewalk in a suburb.
An Illinois police officer died Sunday morning after he was seriously injured during a traffic stop, police said.
Violent carjackings—even in trendy neighborhoods– have surged in Chicago, where gun violence has generated unflattering national headlines, the Chicago Tribune reports.
A man in Chicago, Ill., paid a hefty price when he tried to rob a hot dog stand — he accidentally shot himself in the penis during the getaway.
Former first lady Michelle Obama explained Wednesday at a summit in Chicago that she believes men are “entitled,” and that women protect them too much.