| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Chicago police officials have put hundreds of stolen items worth more than $500,000 on display at the Town Hall District police station hoping to find their way back to their owners.
The items were recovered from a Lincoln Park apartment recently after...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:05 AM
A man who fell in front of a CTA train which hit him, temporarily halting Red Line service between the Thorndale and Belmont stops this afternoon has died, authorities said.
Mark White, 52, of the 5400 block of North Broadway, was pronounced dead at 7:21...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 2:43 PM
A man who told police he was an auto exporter has been charged with identity theft after authorities found eight phony credit and gift cards at his Trump Tower home, officials said.
Federal agents executed a search warrant at the residence of Dimitar...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:50 AM
SPRINGFIELD--The Illinois House opened a special investigation today into a Chicago Democrat charged in federal court with taking a cash bribe.
But Rep. Derrick Smith, a West Side Democrat, didn't show up.
Smith faces the first House probe since then-...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 6:07 AM
Closing arguments are set to begin at 10 a.m. in the federal lawsuit accusing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and others of discrimination.
21 sheriff's deputies filed the suit, claiming they were harassed and passed over for promotions after they supported...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Downtown Chicago will be completely wireless, if Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his way.
The mayor has instructed officials to look into the cost and technology needed to turnthe entire downtown into a wireless network zone.
The Mercantile Exchange and the...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:46 AM
A Chicago man with more than 100 previous arrests is now being held in connection with a spree of pickpocketing on the CTA Red Line.
Christopher Brown, 50, was arrested Monday, after the Chicago Tribune reported two similar pickpocketing incidents to...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Cook County authorities say the deaths of six people since Wednesday are linked to the heat.
On Thursday, the medical examiner's office reported that two men, one from Lincoln Square and the other from Maywood, were the first deaths in the county to be...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 12:28 PM
A 2-year-old girl who was shot in the head with a .22 caliber handgun while playing with another child Saturday afternoon in Gary died this morning, authorities said.
Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King said she was pronounced dead at 11:07 a.m. at...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Two men were convicted today for their roles in the 2008 killing of a 10-year-old girl who was caught in a gang shooting in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood while she tied the shoe of her blind sister.
A Cook County jury deliberated for...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 2:08 PM
A judge today denied bail for a Country Club Hills man charged with fatally shooting his sister and brother-in-law in a dispute over a home they had inherited.
The bond hearing was held Wednesday in Cook County Central Bond Court in Chicago, because...