| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The two men suspected in this week’s Orange Line train-car robbery spent hours riding the rails before announcing their crime to passengers in a single car during one of the route’s longest stretches between stops, police said Thursday....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Police have released three more photos of the two men they believe robbed several riders on a CTA Orange Line train.
CTA surveillance cameras showed the men had been riding the Southwest Side line most of the day Wednesday before announcing a robbery as...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing another expensive project to impress visitors with our city's beauty.
Last week, it was an expensive skate park in Grant Park, this week a "city-wide lighting framework plan.”
I will bet that lighting project...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Madison, the dog that ran away from Midway Airport and roamed the streets of Chicago in subzero temperatures in January, is now all patched up and has been adopted.
"She's a resilient dog. She survived without care for maybe a week in the coldest...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Meade Electric Co. will move its headquarters from McCook to Chicago, another in a string of companies that have left the suburbs in recent years.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Meade officials announced the move Friday morning at the new site near...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:40 PM
American flags lined streets in Mokena Tuesday, the day of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen’s funeral. It was a fitting tribute for a patriotic teen who dreamed of serving in the military and always flew the stars and stripes from the bed of his pickup truck,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The body of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will land at Midway Airport Saturday afternoon and be taken by an escort to his home town in the south suburbs.
Toppen, 19, died in Afghanistan this month from an air strike in what is believed to be one of the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Thunderstorms hit the Chicago area this morning, another in a round of storms that's expected to continue this afternoon and maybe through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
A weakening line of storms with frequent lightning, sudden...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
A thief with a lengthy history of stealing from airport baggage carousels who made headlines earlier this year after stealing a rare Indian guitar from O’Hare International Airport pleaded guilty to theft charges Wednesday and was sentenced to...
| Jun 20, 2014
When the local home sales report for May is released Monday morning, it is expected to show the same factors that have bedeviled buyers for months — lack of inventory, higher prices and shorter marketing times.
It also is expected to show that...