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U.S. police see surge in tips of potential mass shootings

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Phyllis Newman, Tony-winning actress, women’s health advocate, dies at 86

In later years she focused on fundraising and founded the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative of the Actor’s Fund in 1996.

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Girl, 12, missing from Brighton Park is at ‘high risk’: police

Alexandria Tanguma was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 4400 block of South Richmond Street, Chicago police said.

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Bernie Sanders to join Chicago Teachers Union labor rally

The senator and presidential candidate will join the city’s teachers, school support staff and other unions — including striking GM workers from Detroit — at Tuesday’s rally in Chicago.

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Chicago police officer shot in West Englewood, suspect wanted for Fulton River District shooting

The officer was in critical condition but is expected to survive, officials said.

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2 dead, 8 injured in shooting at South Carolina bar

The shooting happened in Lancaster, which is about 45 miles south of Charlotte.

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Son of former Mayor Richard M. Daley getting married on Sunday

Patrick Daley is marrying Tara Flocco, former fiance of former Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias

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2 charged with mail, identity theft in Orland Park

Jeanetta Roland and Aubrey Marshall, both 20 years old, were found with a black nylon bag full of unopened mail from nearby businesses in their vehicle, police said.

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2 CPD officers injured after being dragged by vehicle in Douglas

The officers were conducting a pat-down on a man suspected of carrying a gun inside of a White Castle restaurant when the man ran off and fled in a vehicle.

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Pair of apartment burglaries reported in Lawndale: police

In each case, the suspect forced their way into an apartment through the window, police said.

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Countryside Bank branch robbed in Burbank

A man walked up to a teller and handed them a note demanding money.

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Woman charged with promoting prostitution from Northbrook massage parlor

Olga Bondar, 34, was arrested after a tip led officers to a massage parlor in the 1900 block of Shermer Road.

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Person wanted for sexual assault in Humboldt Park bathroom: police

A boy was in the bathroom around 7 p.m. Friday when a male walked in and touched the boy inappropriately.

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Man, 36, missing from South Loop

Anthony Walker is missing from the 1400 block of South Canal Street and was last seen Aug. 5.

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Woman, man wounded in Little Village drive-by

They were in the 2300 block of South St. Louis Avenue when someone in a dark-colored sedan fired shots, police said.

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Woman found with gunshot wounds to the face in West Garfield Park: police

Officers found the 25-year-old in the driver’s seat of a vehicle after responding to a ShotSpotter alert.

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Woman, 21, wounded in Back of the Yards drive-by

She was in the 5400 block of South Laflin Street when someone in a vehicle fired shots, police said.

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Woman, 75, killed in Midlothian crash

The crash happened Thursday in the 14400 block of Kenton Avenue.

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3 shot, including two 14-year-olds, in Lawndale

They were standing on a sidewalk about 8:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Arthington before the shooting.

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Woman inside Grand Crossing home struck by gunfire

She was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg, police said.

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Man charged in fatal Chatham shooting

Wesley Wright, 29, was allegedly arguing with Anthony Allen on Sept. 11 in the 7500 block of South Evans when he pulled out a handgun and shot him in the face.

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Lightfoot offers to sit in on CTU negotiations; union president says ‘what’s the point’

The mayor personally sitting in on negotiations would be an unusual and maybe unlikely step; CTU President Jesse Sharkey said there are too many unresolved issues for it to be productive.

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Johnson Publishing heir, shedding last vestiges, resigns from Ebony Media board

Linda Johnson Rice wrote in her resignation letter that ‘despite my hopes, the last three years did not result in what I envisioned when the transition occurred, and because of that, I have made the decision to move on.’

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MetroSouth Hospital stops accepting new patients

One official calls the move a ‘calculated tactic’ to force the Blue Island hospital into closure.

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Anatomy of an endorsement: How Kamala Harris landed Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia

‘I think Mayor Pete is the future of our party,’ Valencia said. ‘But I think Kamala Harris is the one to take Donald Trump all the way on.’

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Video shows SUV driving inside Woodfield Mall, crashing through displays

‘Get down, get out,’ one worker told a relative in the mall. ‘There’s a car inside.’

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Parolee who viciously slashed DePaul grad went on week-long robbery, carjacking spree: prosecutors

Adam Bramwell is facing 11 felony counts, including attempted murder, in the spree, in which a victim lost 2 liters of blood.

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Northfield woman’s plea prompts assessor’s relief for floodplain homeowners

Jane Goldenberg, a writer and a former Northfield village trustee, said it just goes to show the importance of speaking up when you think your government is making a mistake. "Sometimes someone listens," she said.

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House still divided: Pritzker ousts head of Springfield’s troubled Lincoln library and museum

Alan Lowe, who started at the library in Springfield in 2016, replaced Eileen Mackevich who resigned in 2015 over differing views with then Gov. Bruce Rauner on the direction of the museum. A spokeswoman for Pritzker said they couldn’t provide details of Lowe’s termination.

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CTA Blue Line to shut down between O’Hare and Rosemont for repairs next week

Track work is planned to start 10 p.m. Friday Sept. 27 and end 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

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Suzanne Whang, former host of ‘House Hunters’ dies at 57

Her smooth, calm voice provided the narration for HGTV’s "House Hunters" for nine years.

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Chicago on pace to spend $300M on overtime this year, Lightfoot says

In a pivotal speech to investors, mayor uses overtime spending that tripled in eight years as "Exhibit A" of her efforts to cut costs

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Pritzker backs flavored e-cigarette ban as more state residents sickened by vaping

The governor’s office said Friday there have been 69 people who came down with a mysterious respiratory illness in the state.

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Lanes of Dan Ryan reopen 12 hours after semi crash

A semi truck hit a median wall around 2:15 a.m. while traveling in the southbound lanes of I-94 near 26th Street, police said.

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Can CBD from marijuana relieve pain? Government is spending $3 million to find out.

‘The science is lagging behind the public use and interest,’ said Dr. David Shurtleff of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, which is funding the projects. ‘We’re doing our best to catch up here.’