- Chicago FBI: 'Pinball Bandit' suspected in 5 bank robberies Updated: Feb-06-16 5:05 am
CHICAGO - The FBI is asking for help identifying a suspect they've dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" because of the frequency and locations of the banks they say he's robbed.
- Arrieta, Cubs agree at $10.7M, AP source says Updated: Feb-06-16 12:42 am
CHICAGO - Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs found a number that worked in the canyon between their arbitration proposals.
- Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted Updated: Feb-05-16 11:05 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago police said late Friday they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive.
- Latest: Chicago police believe 6 found dead were targeted Updated: Feb-05-16 10:21 pm
CHICAGO - The Latest on six people found dead in a house on Chicago's South Side (all times local):
- Chicago Archdiocese to close parishes due to priest shortage Updated: Feb-05-16 6:49 pm
CHICAGO - The Archdiocese of Chicago expects to close an undetermined number of parishes in coming years due largely to a shortage of priests.
- 5 candidates in running to lead South Bend symphony Updated: Feb-05-16 5:04 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Five candidates are in the running to replace the retiring longtime music director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.
- Chicago libraries forgive overdue fines for limited time Updated: Feb-05-16 4:40 am
CHICAGO - Chicagoans with overdue books and other library materials have a chance to bring them back without paying fines.
- 2 Illinois schools honored for helping low-income students Updated: Feb-05-16 4:31 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Two Illinois schools have been recognized for helping low-income students achieve success in the classroom.
- Fraternity, U of Chicago leaders condemn racist emails Updated: Feb-04-16 7:29 pm
CHICAGO - The University of Chicago and leaders of Alpha Epsilon Pi on Thursday condemned emails circulated by members of the fraternity that contained racist and other insulting language.
- Tribune Publishing gets $44.4M from Chicago investor Updated: Feb-04-16 3:29 pm
CHICAGO - Tribune Publishing, the troubled owner of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the country, said it received a $44.4 million cash infusion from a Chicago investor who has a stake in its rival newspaper the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Judge: Suit seeking to stop Chicago Lucas Museum can go on Updated: Feb-04-16 2:12 pm
CHICAGO - A federal judge on Thursday allowed a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to stop "Star Wars" creator George Lucas from building a $400 million museum along Chicago's lakefront, leaving open the possibility that the museum as currently envisioned may not get built.
- Rauner wants public-private deal to add lanes to I-55 Updated: Feb-04-16 1:59 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner wants lawmakers to approve a plan that would let the Illinois Department of Transportation use a public-private partnership to add lanes to a busy stretch of Interstate 55 in the Chicago area.
- Chicago State declares financial emergency, eyes job cuts Updated: Feb-04-16 1:48 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago State University trustees have declared a financial emergency at the troubled school that could make it easier to lay off employees.
- Chicago mayor says 780 new Tasers on the way for city police Updated: Feb-04-16 10:31 am
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the upcoming delivery of almost 800 new stun guns will ensure that every police officer will have access to a Taser, following a series of high-profile fatal shootings in the city.
- FBI increases reward in Chicago arson investigation Updated: Feb-04-16 4:40 am
CHICAGO - The FBI has increased a reward to $10,000 for useful information in the case of an arson fire that destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages in Chicago a year ago.
- Chicago police move to punish officers in Koschman case Updated: Feb-04-16 12:06 am
CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Department is moving to fire a lieutenant and suspend without pay two officers for their handling of a 2004 homicide investigation involving the nephew of then-Mayor Richard Daley.
- Illinois State beats Loyola of Chicago 78-70 Updated: Feb-03-16 11:14 pm
CHICAGO - MiKyle McIntosh scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds as Illinois State beat Loyola of Chicago 78-70 on Wednesday night.
- Chicago Public Schools sells bonds to keep doors open Updated: Feb-03-16 9:02 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools has sold $725 million in tax-exempt bonds it says will help get the district through the rest of the school year.
- Illinois governor creates privately funded economic agency Updated: Feb-03-16 6:07 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner used his executive powers Wednesday to establish a privately run and funded economic development corporation that'll take over a state agency's role in luring new business to Illinois, despite concerns from top Democrats about transparency.
- Woman ordered held without bond in death of husband Updated: Feb-03-16 5:14 pm
GENEVA, Illinois - A judge ordered a suburban Chicago woman held without bond in the poisoning death of her husband after prosecutors said she tried to kill him before.
- Metra will miss 2018 deadline for new rail safety technology Updated: Feb-03-16 3:51 pm
CHICAGO - The Metra commuter railroad will miss a 2018 deadline for installing safety technology on all of its Chicago-area routes, but said Wednesday it still expects to meet its obligations under a federal law requiring the expensive and complex updates.
- In Colorado, fears about InBev's entry into craft beer Updated: Feb-03-16 12:09 pm
DENVER - In a former bakery south of downtown Denver, Matthew Fuerst makes beer flavored with ingredients like Hatch green chiles that he chops by hand. He saves money on heating bills by pushing up space heaters against his fermenting tanks and covering the tops with blankets. He's invited homebrewers who want to break into the industry to use his expensive brewing system to try making larger batches.
- Woman charged in fleeing US pleads guilty to identity theft Updated: Feb-03-16 3:50 am
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A Lawrence woman accused of fleeing to Europe with her two daughters has pleaded guilty to forging her ex-husband's signature on official documents when she fled.
- Former Illinois resident sentenced in timeshare fraud scheme Updated: Feb-03-16 3:31 am
CHICAGO - A former Illinois resident has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his lead role in swindling $4.8 million out of hundreds of people by falsely promising to sell their Mexican timeshares to corporate buyers.
- Report: Racial disparities persist with Illinois poverty Updated: Feb-03-16 1:06 am
CHICAGO - A nonprofit research group says poverty rates in Illinois are up to three times higher for racial minorities.