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Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to start issuing speed camera tickets for cars going 6 mph over the limit

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who campaigned on a pledge to end Chicago’s “addiction” to fines and fees, is counting on a big increase in city collections from speeding tickets and other violations...


Lake Forest High School teachers say county health department’s COVID-19 warning being ignored by school board

Despite the Lake County Health Department urging schools return to remote learning due to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, officials at Lake Forest High School said Friday Oct. 23 th...


Grand jury subpoena indicates prosecutors investigating for...perintendent Eddie Johnson’s controversial night of drinking

A Cook County grand jury has requested extensive documents about the night that ultimately led to former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s firing, an indication that prosecutors are...


Chicago-area grocers stock up to ward off shortages as COVI...ases rise. ‘We’re always chasing one thing to the next.’

After shelves were emptied of goods like toilet paper, canned food and hand sanitizer at the start of the pandemic, Chicago-area grocery stores and suppliers are stocking up to avert shortages as...


After a successful summer, virtual internships are helping Chicago companies expand their recruiting reach

College students may have missed out on networking and office culture during their remote-working summer internships, but some virtual positions led to real jobs after graduation.


Battle of billionaires: Griffin slams Pritzker push for graduated income tax amendment in email to employees

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin slammed Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker as “a shameless master of personal tax avoidance” Thursday in an email to his Chicago employees that criticized the go...


‘So happy to bring my son home’: 10-year-old boy survives Kawasaki-like illness associated with COVID-19

A condition known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which has afflicted about a thousand children in the U.S., is believed to be a rare but severe complication following a COVID-19 infection ...


Cops seek driver of borrowed BMW who hit motorcycle on Lake Shore Drive, critically injuring 2

Chicago police Friday morning were looking for a woman who ran off after the borrowed BMW she was driving hit a motorcycle late Thursday on Lake Shore Drive downtown, critically injuring a man an...


Friend tries to explain why man hung from the side of Trump...an 13 hours: ‘He’s never done anything like this before’

It’s been three days since a man was lifted to safety after hanging on the side of Trump Tower for 13 hours, but one of his closest friends says he’s still frightened for him.


Recovering from COVID-19, multi-system inflammatory syndrome

Ten-year-old Joshua Smith caught COVID-19 in April and then developed a severe Kawasaki-like illness called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). He was treated for two weeks at ...


Illinois launches statewide plan to boost monarch butterfly...f enough people get on board, we can turn this thing around’

In a 2014 petition to list the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act, the number of monarchs was estimated at 35 million, down from 1 billion butterflies east of the Rockies less tha...


Column: Trump’s debate performance was fantastic! He didn’t burn down the stage or kill a single person.

Overall, President Donald Trump did well at Thursday night's presidential debate, in that he did not projectile vomit on former Vice President Joe Biden or unleash a swarm of murder hornets on mo...


Hours after Lightfoot announces new COVID-19 restrictions, ...that closing public spaces may not stop the illness’s spread

Just hours after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced new restrictions on businesses in response to rising COVID-19 cases, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx cautione...


Man driving 75 mph in 30-mph zone pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in crash that killed 2 Elgin residents

A Glendale Heights man who was driving 75 mph in a 30-mph zone when he plowed into a stopped car in Elgin, killing two people, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of aggravated DUI, the Kane Co...


Protesters call for federal investigation into Waukegan pol...ect: ‘We don’t want the police investigating the police’

Dozens of protesters marched in Waukegan Thursday, and several speakers asked for a federal investigation into the death this week of Marcellis Stinnette, who was fatally shot by a Waukegan polic...


Pritzker threatens to pull licenses of businesses that flou...y count of confirmed infections hits new high — nearly 5,000

After months of imploring residents to follow the state’s rules, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday issued his strongest warning yet to restaurants and bars that flout restrictions aimed at slowing...


New York hospital executive officially appointed as next Co...ealth leader, vows to be ‘fiscally, financially resilient’

An executive who presided over two New York hospitals during one of the grimmest moments of the coronavirus pandemic will now lead Cook County’s $2.8 billion public hospital system as it confro...


$18.3M payout in Crestwood well water lawsuits jeopardized following court ruling

An Illinois Appellate Court ruling throws into doubt an $18.3 million payout to Crestwood residents who sued over the use of tainted well water by the village to supplement its supply of Lake Mic...


Advocacy group sues Kim Foxx’s office over alleged transparency failures

Despite publicly touting a commitment to transparency, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office has repeatedly stonewalled a local advocacy group’s requests for more complete felony case d...


Photo of high school student’s breasts posted online by photo studio, lawsuit charges

A former suburban high school student has filed suit against a photography studio and her school district for allowing a photo of her bare breasts, accidentally exposed at a dance, to be posted o...


Campaign trail tracker: Where Trump, Biden and their running mates have traveled in presidential race’s final weeks

In the final sprint ahead of the Nov. 3 election, both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have ramped up their campaign travel despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Start...


City Hall lobbyist resigns from elected position in south s...s stricter lobbying rules and emails with Mayor Lori Lightfoot

A Chicago lobbyist resigned his elected position in a south suburb this week, citing rules that took effect months ago prohibiting elected officials from lobbying Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other c...


‘Suspect in custody’ in killings of Stacey Jones and her baby, week after someone was first questioned

Hours after a man was questioned and released in connection with the killing of Stacey Jones and the infant delivered after she was fatally shot, a suspect was in custody and detectives were seek...