Watch: Chicago River goes green for famed St. Patrick's Day celebration
The grand Chicago tradition dates back to 1962.
Illinois woman finds husband's body in closet with Christmas decorations 8 months after disappearance
Richard Maedge’s body was found on Dec. 11, 2022 – nearly eight months after he went missing. His wife told police she had gone to a concealed closet area to retrieve a tote containing Christmas decorations, when she found Richard’s body.
Chicago police officer fatally shot on Southwest Side
Officer Andres Vasquez-Lasso was shot and killed as he chased an armed suspect who suddenly turned and fired "at close range" Wednesday afternoon in Gage Park.
Caterpillar fined $145K after worker falls into pot of molten iron, OSHA says
The employee fell into an 11-foot-deep pot of molten iron heated to more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and was "immediately incinerated," OSHA said.
Mega Millions jackpot winners come forward; Two people to split $1.34B prize
Two people have come forward to claim the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot almost eight weeks after the drawing.
R. Kelly verdict: Singer found guilty in Chicago trial
A federal jury in Chicago convicted R. Kelly on Wednesday of producing child pornography and enticing girls for sex after a monthlong trial in his hometown, delivering another legal blow to a singer who was once one of the world’s biggest R&B stars.
Former ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris sentenced to 12 years in prison on child porn, solicitation charges
Prosecutors say former "Cheer" star Jerry Harris used "his status as a competitive cheerleader, his social media persona, and eventually his celebrity and money, to persuade and entice" young victims.
Highland Park shooting suspect: Who is Robert E. Crimo III?
The Highland Park shooting suspect fired over 70 rounds and then evaded initial capture by dressing as a woman and blending into the fleeing crowd, police said.
Family of Highland Park shooting suspect release statement, retain lawyers
Tweets posted by Steve Greenberg, a criminal defense attorney at Greenberg Trial Lawyers, stated the family of the suspected gunman in the Highland Park shooting has retained two lawyers to represent them.
Father of Highland Park shooting suspect Robert Crimo sponsored his FOID application, victims identified
The gunman who allegedly opened fire at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park Monday has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.
Highland Park parade shooting: Gunman wore women's clothing during attack, police say
Law enforcement officials revealed more details Tuesday about the suspected gunman in the Highland Park parade shooting that left seven people dead and over 30 others wounded.
Highland Park shooting: Biden orders flags flown at half-staff
President Joe Biden tweeted on Monday calling the mass shooting “senseless” and said he has not given up “fighting the epidemic on gun violence.”
Illinois gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey says let’s ‘move on’ after Highland Park parade shooting
Illinois GOP Sen. Darren Bailey made the comment in a Facebook live less than two hours after six people were killed and dozens of others were injured.
6 dead, 30 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade in Highland Park
A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror.
Illinois congresswoman calls Roe decision 'victory for white life' at Trump rally
The freshman congresswoman, who was among those who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, previously came under criticism for quoting Adolf Hitler.
Video shows Illinois officer, highway worker save man from jumping off bridge
Dramatic video captured by a dashcam in Massac County, Illinois, shows the moment a sheriff’s deputy and a highway worker saved a man as he tried to jump off a bridge.
Man, 57, charged for allegedly opening emergency exit of plane at O’Hare Airport, sliding down wing
A California man has been charged after police say he opened an emergency exit of a plane on the runway at O’Hare International Airport and slid down the wing early Thursday.
Illinois pileup with 100+ vehicles shuts down I-39 for hours amid winter storm
A winter storm was blamed for multiple crashes across Illinois, including a 100+ vehicle pileup on I-39 that closed the highway for hours.
Amazon, OSHA promise review after tornado destroys warehouse, killing 6
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration opened an investigation into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, killing six people.
Unvaccinated Illinois residents to pay own COVID-19 hospital bill, state lawmaker proposes
State Rep. Jonathan Carroll is proposing that any Illinois resident who refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine should pay their own bill if hospitalized with the virus.