U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and his challenger, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, traded shots Wednesday night during a televised debate, clashing on the Affordable Care Act, immigration reform and other issues.
A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday and was attacked by Secret Service dogs, a Secret Service spokesman said.
More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on Wednesday.
The story of the little cow who arrived at the Meads family farm years ago has become a tall tale.
A traveler from Liberia who was hospitalized after arriving at O’Hare International Airport has improved and was moved out of the isolation unit, officials said Wednesday.
The Bears' season appears to be at a crossroads after last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, which dropped them to 3-4 and sent emotions overflowing in the locker room afterward.
Incoming Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will live in the rectory of Holy Name Cathedral, the archdiocese announced Wednesday.
A judge on Wednesday ordered a competency hearing for one of two Wisconsin pre-teen girls accused of stabbing a friend in an attempt to please the fictional Internet character "Slenderman."
A Bellwood man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly tried to run into police officers with a vehicle on the West Side last night, police said.
Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools this year dipped below 400,000 students for the first time in at least 20 years.
He allegedly said he killed Anith Jones for a friend of a friend and was paid $300 and drugs worth another $200. He said he built a rapport with her, then met her for sex.
Jared Allen has only played six games as a Chicago Bear, not exactly a longstanding presence in the locker room after joining the organization in March. But the veteran defensive end wants it made perfectly clear that his views on leadership in the NFL don’t revolve around tenure or voice...
For 16 years, Patrick Kennedy served as a Democratic congressman from Rhode Island. But in 2011, he stepped down to start a new career as a mental health advocate. He was at UIC on Tuesday to launch the new University of Illinois Center on Depression and Resilience, part of a consortium of 21...
We talk a lot less about love and a lot more about dinner once we get married, if one couple's text history is any indication.
One of the cameras that will capture Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk across the Chicago River has gone live, allowing viewers to log on to skyscraperlive.com and watch a 24/7 feed that shows the pulsing traffic along W.
Retired Chicago Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher was highly critical of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Wednesday, acknowledging his former teammate's talent but saying he doesn't do enough to win games.
Administrators with Skokie School District 73 1/2 have closed Oliver McCracken Middle School Wednesday because of anonymous threats delivered over social media.
A Lincoln Park storefront that most recently was home to custom handbag shop 1154 Lill Studio will soon reopen as a blow-dry bar from celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe.
Groupon Pages, a community of profiles for local businesses, launches nationwide Wednesday with more than 7 million listings of merchants’ information, reviews, tips and deals.
A newly disclosed autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, the St.
Illinois billionaire Ken Griffin, who in July filed for divorce from his money-manager wife, said in a court filing Wednesday that Anne Dias Griffin continues to buy luxury goods and designer clothing with credit cards for which he is stuck with the bill.
The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, also known as the beloved PSL, is about to get some holiday competition.
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced a convicted bank robber who made a daring escape from a high-rise federal Loop jail to 36 years in prison, calling him a narcissistic menace with no respect for the rule of law.
Cary School District 26 officials were told to keep students living in the Hillhurst subdivision at their schools until parents pick them up because of an ongoing police situation in that neighborhood, according to a notice on the district’s website.
Canadian police said on Wednesday they have charged a woman with concealing the bodies of six infants in a storage locker, but are not handling the incident as a homicide investigation.
Matt Maloney, the co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based GrubHub Seamless, and his wife paid $3.44 million earlier this month for a six-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot vintage mansion in Lincoln Park.
A federal judge has granted a request by a Chicago attorney to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, dealing a blow to Democratic Gov.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set Wednesday to appoint an investment executive and former chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to be the new city treasurer.
A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday.
A suspect in the killings of seven women in Indiana makes his first court appearance Wednesday morning as authorities look into the possibility that he killed in Illinois or other states.