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.
Dog named King abandoned at Burger King with note reading 'I'm a good boy'
It turns out the owner was suffering from medical problems, and moved in with family. It was one of those relatives who dumped King.
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.
R. Kelly sentenced in Chicago child pornography case
A federal judge on Thursday rejected a call from prosecutors to keep R. Kelly behind bars until he is 100, instead telling the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer he would serve all but one of his 20 years on child sex convictions simultaneously with a previous sentence.
Cook County woman charged with stealing $1.5M in chicken wings from school district
Bond was set at $150,000 Thursday for a Dolton woman accused of stealing over $1.5 million of food - primarily chicken wings - while working as a consultant for a school district in south suburban Cook County, according to court documents.
R. Kelly sex-abuse charges dropped by Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx
Four years after filing underage sex charges against R&B superstar R. Kelly, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced on Monday she is dropping the case.
Taylor Swift-themed pop-up bar coming to Chicago
Taylor Swift fans who missed out on tickets to her upcoming concert tour can drown their sorrows at a Chicago pop-up bar that pays homage to the award-winning singer.
2 little boys ID'd by medical examiner after falling in frozen Palatine pond
Two boys have been pronounced dead after being rescued from an icy pond in Palatine Wednesday afternoon.
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.
'Act of hate' found at Obama Presidential Center worksite in Chicago, $100k reward offered
An "act of hate" was discovered Thursday at the worksite of the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's South Side.
3-year-old among 14 people shot on West Side: 'It was like a war scene'
Three children were among 14 people wounded in a drive-by shooting on Chicago's West Side Monday night.
East Chicago teacher charged with having 'kill list,' making threatening comments to student
The student told their counselor that their 5th grade teacher had made comments Wednesday about killing herself, students and staff at St. Stanislaus School, East Chicago police said.
Chicago tenant arrested after landlord found dismembered in freezer
A woman on Chicago’s North Side noticed her landlord was missing, and her call to police led to a string of terrifying discoveries.
'Stranger Things' house in Plainfield to be resurrected this weekend after controversy
It appears 'Max' will be up in the air again, and lights and sound effects will be turned on this weekend.
Plainfield home's 'Stranger Things' decoration causes controversy
A suburban house is winning Halloween this year, but not without controversy.
Josiah Brown: Toddler pushed off Navy Pier into Lake Michigan dies from injuries
A 3-year-old boy who was pushed off Navy Pier in Chicago by his aunt on Monday has died from his injuries, according to the medical examiner's office.
Woman pushed 3-year-old nephew into water off Navy Pier then pretended she didn't know the child: prosecutors
Bail was denied for the woman who was charged with attempted murder after allegedly pushing her 3-year-old nephew into Lake Michigan off Navy Pier, leaving him in "very critical" condition.
R. Kelly trial goes to jurors as deliberations begin
The federal case in Chicago against R&B superstar R. Kelly is now in the hands of a jury at the end of a month-long trial.
INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Water jets into the air as Chicago is hit by flooding
The rain started on Sunday morning and the storm system pounded Chicago for hours, leaving some residents dealing with flooded basements.