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President Barack Obama granted executive clemency to more than 1,900 federal prisoners, a record. Jesse Webster made the most of his freedom. Three others are back in jail.
Suspected Mexican cartel leader facing drug charges in Chicago sees Treasury Department freeze his assets
Authorities say Oscar Manuel Gastelum Iribe, as head of the Beltran Leyva Organization, conspired to import tons of heroin and cocaine.
The charges center on at least $1.4 million in taxes Hunter Biden owed between 2016 and 2019, a period where he struggled with addiction. The back taxes have been paid.
The officer was driving an Infiniti SUV in the 300 block of North State Street about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. She told officers she dropped her phone and took her eyes off the road to grab it, according to a police report.
City Hall bureaucracy took center stage in former Ald. Ed Burke’s corruption trial Thursday as one of the finer disputed points in the case came to a head.
The Bears’ decision to have a surveyor examine the South Lot of Soldier Field, as a source confirmed Thursday, is the latest example of the team exploring options for a new stadium outside of Arlington Heights.
Ald. Bill Conway and nearby residents had petitioned the mayor’s office to address the encampment, citing open use of drugs and drug dealing.
Inbound Kennedy Expressway lanes to fully reopen as first phase of three-year construction project comes to a close
By 5 a.m. Tuesday, the southbound lanes will be fully reopened, IDOT says. A six-month first phase repaired surfaces, rehabbed bridges and updated paint and lights between Ohio Street and the Edens junction.
Nearly 4,900 robberies happened between July 1 and Nov. 26, a more than 55% increase compared to the previous five months. That’s the largest percentage increase in robberies between consecutive five-month periods since at least 2001.
Restaurant employee is pressed why he didn’t initially tell FBI agents about the former alderperson’s apparent interest in getting private business from Burger King owners.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library expands in Illinois to provide all kids under age 5 with free books
In June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker first announced the partnership after allocating $1.6 million of this year’s budget to fund the program throughout Illinois.
The federal grant allotted is less than the $873 million the railroad sought and won’t address Amtrak’s wish list of track improvements outside the station.
Days after announcing his departure from the job growth agency known as World Business Chicago, Michael Fassnacht urged City Hall and the two major carriers to work out their differences on a massive project that started at $8.7 billion but has ballooned to $12.1 billion.
The Democratic National Committee has pledged that all of Chicago’s communities benefit — and minority contractors share — from next year’s convention at United Center.
Chicago taxpayers have paid nearly $700 million since 2000 in lawsuits by people who say police framed them
The payouts from the 300 cases have included $140 million that went to lawyers for the city and $537 million paid to plaintiffs.
Feds play recording of Burke seeming to link Burger King permit approval with business for his law firm
“We were going to talk about the real estate tax representation, and you were going to have somebody get in touch with me so we can expedite your permits,” Burke was recorded saying during a call with an executive.
Pritzker tells Chicago to fold its tents — governor rejects toxic migrant shelter site in Brighton Park
The decision follows the city’s release of an environmental report Friday that showed the location at 38th Street and California Avenue required metals and chemicals cleanup.
A new report finds the state needs to boost highway safety with motorcycle helmet requirements, child passenger safety rules and teen driving regulations.
Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, furious over the legal battle that forced movie mogul George Lucas to cancel plans for a $743 million museum on the lakefront, derisively branded Irizarry’s organization “Friends of the Parking Lot.”