| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:21 PM
A dog rescued in Texas and bound for a home in Elkhorn, Wis. disappeared after it slipped out of its harness near Midway Airport Friday and was still missing this afternoon , according to volunteers with animal rescue groups.
“I am just beside...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
A dog rescued in Texas but lost at Midway Airport after slipping from her harness has been found safe and is on her way to a new home in Wisconsin.
"We are just so happy," said Lauren Kelliher, vice president of Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus, which...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A 23-year-old man accused of trying to open a jetliner door during a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
Joshua Carl Lee Suggs was arrested Sunday after Flight 722 left Chicago’s Midway Airport and...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:22 PM
International travelers landing at Midway Airport can now clear the customs process more quickly by using self-service electronic kiosks that were unveiled Wednesday.
The new automated passport control system at Midway is identical to the free service...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Elvira Arellano, a Mexican woman whose yearlong stay inside a Chicago church made her a lightning rod in the nation's immigration debate, on Sunday returned to the sanctuary, saying she plans to live there until a hearing later this year when she will ask...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:36 AM
The latest winter storm to smack Chicago didn't hit as hard as expected, but still left as much as 7 inches of heavy, slushy snow that tied up the morning commute once again and moved this season to the third snowiest on record.
The worst of the snow...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Once president of the Illinois police chiefs association, a former suburban police chief has been indicted on multiple charges in the alleged misuse of more than $180,000 raised for a police helicopter program he ran.
The federal indictment of former...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Harry Manx was having lunch with a fellow musician Tuesday when he received a phone call with good news: His signature guitar had been found, four days after it was stolen in Chicago.
Surveillance video showed someone nabbed the Indian guitar last...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Longtime Ald. Edward Burke announced today that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday.
The 70-year-old Southwest Side alderman addressed his health at an unrelated City Hall news conference.
"When I scheduled this, I did not believe...
| 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 27, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Driving home from downtown Chicago recently, Jason Erkes looked up and noticed something missing — the city. It had disappeared in the fog.
“I posted on Facebook, ‘Where is the skyline?’” he said. “You could not see a...