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Former Chicago Opera Theater employee charged with stealing over $100K

The former box office manager of the Chicago Opera Theater is charged with stealing more than $100,000 in ticket receipts over a 3 1/2-year period.

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It’s not winter yet, but near-record lows and lake effect snow on tap

It was 45 degrees in Chicago at noon Thursday, and temperatures may not get that high again until sometime next Tuesday.

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Driver runs away after 30-mile chase and crash on I-65 in NW Indiana

A drivern who led police on a wild chase along I-65 in NW Indiana eventually ran into a squad car, crashed into a wooded area and escaped on foot.

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Police: North suburban woman killed son, took body on train to Chicago

Round Lake Beach woman charged with killing her 6-year-old son, then taking his body on a train to visit relatives in Chicago, according to police.

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Lawsuit: Speedway where explosive gas leak started should stay closed

Lawsuit seeks to keep west suburban Speedway station closed until it completely cleans air and sewer contamination from leak that led to explosion.

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Police: Man killed at Uptown Starbucks was carrying weapon, narcotics

A man was killed and two others were wounded, including a 12-year-old boy, in a shooting Thursday night at a Starbucks in the Uptown neighborhood.

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Man charged in killing of Amundsen student freed, teen suspects held

Three people have been charged in connection with an "accidental" shooting that killed a 16-year-old Amundsen High School cheerleader Sunday evening.

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Natural gas leak in parking lot of Old Orchard mall in Skokie

Emergency crews responded after a construction crew struck a natural gas line Tuesday near a busy north suburban shopping mall.

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Cops: Chicago driver strikes Barrington cop trying to pull him over

When police tried to pull over a Chicago man who a 911 caller thought was following them in a vehicle, the driver struck one of the officers with his

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Gas smell precedes house explosion, fires, evacuations in Willowbrook

Reports of a gas smell in the sewer system in west suburban Willowbrook have been followed by reports of house explosions and fires in a subdivision.