A tornado ripped off rooftops and knocked down trees in the Naperville and Woodridge areas overnight Sunday into Monday. Damage was also reported in Darien, Plainfield, Burr Ridge, Portage and South Haven.
A massive chemical plant fire that sent black plumes of smoke into the air near the Illinois-Wisconsin border is expected to continue burning for several days as firefighters retreat and residents were ordered to evacuate.
A 76-year-old Minnesota man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl nearly half a century ago, authorities said Friday.
A bipartisan group of Midwest members of Congress are hoping to pass legislation to increase icebreaking on the Great Lakes in an effort to ease transport during the winter months.
Evanston, Illinois, on Monday became the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery.
A Democratic congressman from Illinois who was forced to go into lockdown during last week’s deadly siege at the Capitol announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.
A pursuit in the first hours of the New Year left an officer injured in St. Cloud, Minnesota, police say.
Illinois health officials on Wednesday announced 238 additional deaths from COVID-19 statewide, the highest number of single-day deaths during the entire pandemic.
Gov. Tim Walz is poised to announce new COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday evening as other states and cities across the country are also tightening protocols while the virus surges nationwide.
Rene Chandler, 31, was on an electronic monitor awaiting trial on charges that he sexually assaulted two women he met on dating apps when he assaulted and robbed a third woman in an Uber in April 2019.
A West Side security guard was allegedly attacked by two sisters he told to wear masks and use hand sanitizer — one of the women holding him by the hair while the other stabbed him more than two dozen times.
“That is reparations,” a Black Lives Matter Chicago organizer said. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance"
CPD Supt. David Brown says two people were shot, police made more than 100 arrests and 13 officers were injured during looting and civil unrest early Monday in downtown Chicago.
Two statues of Christopher Columbus that stood in Chicago parks were taken down early Friday at the direction of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a week after protesters trying to topple one of the monuments to the Italian explorer clashed with police.
Several big-city mayors that have seen upticks in violent crime and escalating clashes between police and protesters are demanding federal agents be withdrawn from their cities -- and any plans for more federal deployments be halted.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany a "Karen" on Twitter Thursday, after reportedly being mentioned as a "derelict mayor" during a press briefing.
Chicago saw its highest number of gun violence victims in a single weekend this year with 104 people shot across the city from Friday evening to Monday morning, 15 of them fatally. Five of those killed were minors.
A Chicago man has been charged with lighting a police vehicle on fire during a protest downtown, all while allegedly wearing a Joker mask which partially hid his face.
Who are they? Who are the people who riot, burn, and loot?
A 28-year-old Illinois man is facing federal charges for rioting and possessing explosive devices after he traveled to Minneapolis last week amidst the unrest caused by the death of George Floyd.