| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Joshua Merritt said he had no reason to be suspicious when one of his friends texted him, asking him to hang out with two other teenagers they both knew.
But after Merritt, 17, arrived at the home of one of the boys in Chicago’s East Beverly...
| Feb 1, 2012
Rhonda Moore has her health back.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2009, Moore, 58, has reduced her blood glucose levels significantly through healthy eating and daily exercise. But a lack of supermarkets in her North Chicago neighborhood makes it...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:20 PM
A man's body with a gunshot wound was discovered this morning inside a vehicle following a house fire in the city's West Beverly neighborhood on the South Side.
Firefighters were called to the 2-story brick home in the 10200 block of South California...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:51 AM
A mother's worst fears have come true. The body of a 18-year-old Northwestern University student who had been missing since last weekend has been found.
University official Alan Cubbage made the announcement during a Thursday night news conference. "A...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The state of Illinois is teaming with Cook County on a trial program in which a loan fund will be created to buy vacant foreclosed homes, renovate them and resell them to home buyers at low interest rates.
Six suburbs will take part: Berwyn, Chicago...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Despite the sluggish economy, most Illinois voters approve of Barack Obama's handling of the presidency and the president appears poised for a general election victory in his home state this fall, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
Though the interviews...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 1:25 PM
The 43 puppies rescued from in a van parked in the Little Villageneighborhood Tuesday morning were packed three-to-six animals per carrier and bound for pet stores in Chicago and New York, an animal control official said Wednesday.
The puppies, some as...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Local School Council members, helped by the Chicago Teachers Union, are asking a Cook County court to intervene before the Chicago Board of Education votes on 17 proposed school closures and "turnarounds" later this month.
Members of nine local...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn finds his leadership under fire from Illinois voters unhappy with the state's economy, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
The survey found 54 percent disapprove of Quinn's job performance, compared with only 30 percent who...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 4:32 AM
A man who used a van as a battering ram to break into a garage, then knocked an off-duty police officer to the ground and kept driving was shot and fatally injured by the officer in the South Chicago neighborhood this morning, authorities said.
| Feb 15, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Bond was set at $5 million this afternoon for a 34-year-old Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Edison Park man who was allegedly strangled during a heated argument about drug money, Park Ridge authorities said.