| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Two hours after landing his plane on Lake Shore Drive early Sunday, John Pedersen peered past rows of police cars, gaping drivers and news trucks, searching for his fiancee's red SUV while giving her directions.
"You can't miss it," he said into his...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:45 PM
An 18-year-old Chicago man was hospitalized after being shot in Evanston this afternoon, Evanston police said.
The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Howard Street, Evanston police said.
The man was shot multiple times and taken to...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:16 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's morning coffee fix was interrupted Tuesday when he stopped to comfort a bicyclist involved in an accident with a truck.
Around 8:30 a.m., the mayor stopped to pick up a drink at Big Shoulders Coffee near the intersection of...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Vincent Petrella loved his job at the tollway, especially being out on the road in weather people hated.
"He just loved it," said his sister Maria Petrella. "He always looked forward to it when it came to snow. He was just a hard worker."
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The Chicago Fire Department expects to spend more than twice what it thought it would on overtime this year after hiring new firefighters was suspended as the city worked to resolve discrimination lawsuits, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said today.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
For more than four weeks, a 5-foot fire hydrant stood in 12-year-old Bela Quintas' living room in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood.
Bela, a self-taught artist, transformed what was once a white fiberglass hydrant into an eye-catching representation...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:11 PM
While security was on the minds of many during their 26.2 mile journey through the city's streets, participants didn't let it stop them as the winning runner set a new course record in what has become a historic Chicago Marathon.
Dennis Kimetto of Kenya...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to say whether he got a specific pledge from legislative leaders to deal with the city’s pension mess, even as the Illinois legislature is preparing to vote in Springfield today on a state pension reform package...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 12:58 PM
You can’t blame the Bears’ Matt Forte for having a moment when rapper Tyga mentioned his name on the 2011 remix to Drake’s “The Motto.”
Forte had never heard his name on a rap song before, let alone one from the Young Money...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:55 AM
Firefighters have extinguished a fire this morning that spread from one building to an adjacent one in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood.
The fire started about 5:45 a.m. in an unoccupied 2½-story brick home in the 4000 block of West 21st Place....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A dozen people were displaced following a fire in the South Deering neighborhood this evening, according to fire officials.
Firefighters were called to a building in the 10000 block of South Commercial Avenue a little before 7 p.m. and found a one-story...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Eleven people, including five children, were left homeless as a fire ripped through a three-story apartment in the Gresham neighborhood this afternoon, officials said.
The fire was reported at 2 p.m. on the 8000 block of South May Street on the South...