Two doctors are expected to testify on Friday on the competency of one of two Wisconsin girls accused of luring their friend into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character.
Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.
The Israeli military said on Friday that a Gaza ceasefire that went into effect earlier on Friday is now over and military operations were in progress on the ground.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday.
A North Side man has been charged with reckless homicide and numerous traffic violations after police say he plowed into pedestrians and parked cars in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, killing a 71-year-old man and injuring five other people.
A 12-year-old boy has confessed to shooting a homeless man in the head and leaving him to die on a Jacksonville, Fla., street, law enforcement officials announced Thursday.
Who better to give advice to the artists performing at Lollapalooza this year for the first time than the artists who have taken the stage at the Grant Park music festival in the past?
BOURBONNAIS — Willie Young was the Bears' starting left end for 13 days.
After hours of searching in central Oregon, rescuers found a Deerfield teen who went missing from a therapeutic camp yesterday, Oregon State Police said this afternoon.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N.
A Batavia couple is aiming to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Naperville's west side.
A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Thursday he intends to resign from Congress in August following his surprising defeat in the June primary.
Hundreds of pallets and at least six semi-trailers are on fire at 2525 West 25th Street in the Little Village neighborhood late Thursday evening.
(Reuters) - A Mexican man has been extradited to the United States in connection with the fatal shooting of a U.S.
A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines this evening, an agency spokesman said.
When Victoria Chamilien and her cousin, Sam Walker, last spoke, it was Wednesday afternoon after he returned from a police station, where he viewed surveillance footage of the killing of his 13-year-old son.
Beginning with the NFL's regular season, players will be equipped with tracking technology in their shoulder pads measuring how fast, far and what routes they run – in real time.
A state task force formed in response to a Tribune investigation today recommended sweeping reforms to address absenteeism in Chicago elementary schools, saying the future of the city’s children and its economy are at stake.
The annual Cubs-Sox series isn’t the only partisan event being held at Wrigley Field this season.
A man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood and three others were wounded across the city Thursday night and Friday morning.
Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their longtime partnership the year after a documentary raised concerns about the treatment of killer whales at the theme-park chain.
DALLAS (Reuters) - The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000 (237,023 pounds).
KAOHSIUNG Taiwan (Reuters) - An explosion caused by a gas leak killed 24 people and injured 271 in Taiwan's second city on Friday, sending flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, setting entire blocks ablaze and reducing small shops to rubble.
Former Chicago Bull Rick Brunson has been indicted on charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery stemming from his arrest last month following an encounter with a massage therapist at a Vernon Hills fitness center.
The Chicago Cubs have traded utility player Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves for Class-A catcher Victor Caratini.
Less than a week after Tony DeFrances learned that he was being demoted as part of a downsizing of his company, authorities said he walked into his boss’s office Thursday morning for a one-on-one.