| May 14, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A boy accused of a carjacking in the Hyde Park neighborhood that critically injured a 34-year-old man who was run over trying to keep his BMW was ordered held today, authorities said.
The 16-year-old Chicago boy appeared today before Juvenile Court...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:15 PM
BP, the giant oil company that was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has been moving mountains to persuade the public that it's being rooked by a lot of small businessmen filing claims related to the disaster. Adding to the irony, the...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse.
After all, the firm was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and well blowout that...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:25 PM
BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A Wisconsin man was accused of throwing a firework at police after locking himself in a bathroom stall in a Wadsworth McDonald's, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Justin Koch, 24, of Plymouth, was charged with felony aggravated battery...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest.
In studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bluefin tuna spawning in the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:06 AM
BP today more than doubled its maximum estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan earlier this week from its Whiting refinery in Northwest Indiana.
In a statement, the company said a malfunction in a new distillation unit forced up to...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Some lessons take a long time to sink in. The Exxon Valdez disaster, which occurred 25 years ago this week when the oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, was both the product of previous lessons unlearned and the source of new lessons...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:01 PM
U.S. officials are allowing BP to once again bid on government contracts, lifting a ban imposed on the energy giant after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
BP reached a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency that opens the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the company reported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:55 AM
Faced with public outrage about gritty black dust blowing through Chicago’s Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talked of forcing towering mounds of petroleum coke out of Chicago and outlawing new piles with costly regulations.
But the fine print...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The former manager of a Bridgeport gas station testified Tuesday that Brian Church, one of the NATO 3, came to his station trying to fill an empty milk jug with gasoline the day before Church and two others were arrested on terrorism charges in 2012....