| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Illinois' crushing public pension crisis has been literally decades in the making, but the present stalemate in Springfield over how to resolve it can be traced in great measure to a single point in time: July 21, 1970.
Richard Nixon was president,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Thursday, Oct. 3
Chicago Public, Big Shoulders
Lincoln Park at Amundsen, 4:15 at Winnemac
Mather at Roosevelt, 4:15 at Lane
Taft at Schurz, at Lane
Young at Steinmetz, 4:15 at Hanson
Chicago Public, Great Lakes
Carver at Corliss, 4:15 at...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:14 AM
Police are interviewing several persons of interest after two people were shot and a third person was hit by a vehicle Saturday night during a celebration at a park in Pembroke Township in Kankakee County, officials said.
A fight broke out during a "big...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• At least six people were shot overnight in Chicago, including an 11-year-old girl sitting on the front steps of her Northwest Side home, a 16-year-old boy shot on the West Side and three...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:35 AM
An unreliable street gang leader turned government informant is at the heart of the case against a west suburban teenager accused of soliciting the murder of an undercover FBI agent while in custody on terrorism charges, his attorney said today.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately
DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7
Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne
Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
While ComEd works to restore power to the thousands of customers who lost it during Monday's powerful storms, another storm has been slowly making its way in our direction.
That new storm is strong enough that the National Weather Service has issued a...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
CHICAGO - The four horses hadn't been visited in weeks. There was no water in their buckets, no hay in the stall. All of the animals looked dangerously thin.
The horses' caregiver apparently had stopped showing up. So even though the horses were not...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Chicago appears to have dodged the worst of an early-spring snow system that is dumping six to 10 inches on Central Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.
But according to State Police Sunday night, motorists traveling in Kankakee,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Ruby Geraldine (Newland) Shooks, age 93, died on Friday, June 14, 2013.
She is survived by one sibling, Fran M. Bruner, 91, of Pomona, Calif.; her five children, Wesley Shooks Jr. (Janet) of Kankakee, Ill., Carol (Stan) Martin of Charlevoix, Richard...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:04 PM
It was promoted as a massive storm system with the potential to drop golf ball-sized hail and produce wind gusts of up to 75 mph. Conditions were ripe for tornadoes, forecasters said.
But the thunderstorms that passed over the Chicago area Wednesday...