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Woman in custody after 12-year-old boy killed in South Chicago shooting

A witness found the boy unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head about 10:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue.

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Chicagoans rally against Texas abortion law

Organized by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, the "Bans Off My Body" rally in Federal Plaza attracted about 20 anti-abortion counter-protesters.

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‘Trauma upon trauma’: Asian Americans say mental health has suffered amid COVID-19, anti-Asian violence

Seven Chicagoans talk about how anti-Asian violence coupled with the pandemic have affected their mental health and their everyday lives.

Trinity Irish Dancers perform outside Swedish Covenant Hospital on St. Patrick’s Day to show appreciation for health care workers.
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Trinity Irish Dancers perform for health care workers on St. Patrick’s Day

About 20 dancers performed outside Swedish Hospital in Ravenswood Wednesday. Patients watched from their windows, doctors and nurses took videos from the street, and health care workers’ kids leaped to the music.

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Chicago students get creative for COVID-safe Polar Plunge

People usually jump into Lake Michigan for the annual Polar Plunge, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, groups are doing it separately and finding creative ways to join.

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Chicago pups line up for drive-thru pet food pantry near Cook County Jail

Cook County Sheriff’s Office’s drive-thru pet pantry distributed treats, toys and pet accessories to people in about 200 cars Saturday morning.

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All aboard Chicago Fire Department’s ice-breaking vessel

An 11-year-old boat made of reinforced steel and concrete, the Christopher Wheatley crushes the icy river with deceptive ease.

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White Sox closer Liam Hendriks and wife Kristi treat Bridgeport firefighters to lunch

It was their way of showing appreciation for small businesses and essential workers.

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Roscoe Village businesses close out dismal 2020 with window decorating contest: ‘Stores really need you’

Storefronts featured a tree made of wine bottles, winter scenes and magenta Christmas trees in a contest aiming to drum up business after COVID-19 slashed sales throughout the year.

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Hundreds gather to ‘say her name’ at Daley Center rally for Breonna Taylor

About 300 people Saturday participated in a moment of silence in Daley Plaza.