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If Woodlawn is chosen as the site for the Obama Presidential Center, a South Side megachurch, a nonprofit development organization and the city could suddenly find themselves holding some of the most valuable land on the South Side.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed near Irbil in Iraq. "It is a combat death," Carter said at the outset of a news in Stuttgart, Germany where he has been consulting with European allies this week.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton tried to make amends with West Virginia voters Monday after a laid off miner confronted her over comments she made weeks ago about putting the coal industry "out of business.'' The exchange during a visit to a health center in Williamson, West...
Air France-KLM Group appointed a former schoolmate of French President Francois Hollande as its chief executive officer, tightening ties with the political establishment and making it unlikely that the partly state-owned airline will squeeze unions for concessions as elections loom.
The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly gave the game away in a wild final sequence that referees acknowledge should have been blown dead before it started. All that matters to the Thunder is that they're all even with the San Antonio Spurs.
The thought of the Chicago Cubs getting in the heads of the Pittsburgh Pirates only 24 games into the season may seem a little odd. But the Cubs have their past four regular season games at PNC Park, as well as an emotionally charged National League wild-card victory last October over the Pirates....
A call of an “active shooter” Monday afternoon at a Target store in Bradley, Ill., turned out to be a Bradley man causing a disturbance inside the store protesting the company’s policy on transgender people’s use of restrooms, police said Monday.
After a year of tumult that saw its leader fired amid a spending scandal, the College of DuPage board entered a new era on Monday night by choosing a new college president, Ann Rondeau.
There was no need to taunt Pirates fans on this first trip to town, as Jake Arrieta did so memorably in October before the wild-card game at PNC Park. Responding to a fan's Twitter plea for noise, Arrieta tweeted this reply: "Whatever helps keep your hope alive, just know, it doesn't matter." And...
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin Supporters of a plan to change the state's flat income tax rate to a graduated system are making a last-ditch effort to get the question...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to wine and dine his closest City Council allies at a downtown restaurant Tuesday night as he continues to struggle with a broad set of financial, public safety and educational dilemmas.
If you've felt your blood pressure rise after seeing passengers being served champagne on the tarmac while you're fighting for overhead space in coach, you are not alone. A new study finds that class division in the skies can have a real and occasionally dangerous effect on passengers in both...
A male is in fair-to-serious condition after he was pulled out of the North Branch of the Chicago River early Tuesday, authorities said. Crews responded to the river near the intersection of Ashland and Webster avenues at about 5:30 a.m.
A Southwest Side man has been charged with reckless homicide and DUI in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a woman and injured a man, according to a news release from Chicago police.
For many years, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, one of the world's most prominent spiritual leaders and the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, went about his work without much controversy.
Deputies shot and wounded a suspect in the weekend killing of a man in a suburban Milwaukee apartment and the wounding of a woman hours later while she was traveling home to Illinois with her family on a busy highway, authorities said Monday.
The Marine Corps has opened an investigation into whether it misidentified one of the six men shown raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima in February 1945, the Associated Press reported Monday.
A return to PNC Park revived pleasant memories Monday night for the Cubs of their amazing journey through the National League playoffs. A 7-2 victory over the pesky Pirates brought back snippets of their emotional 4-0 victory in the NL wild-card game in October.
The Cubs are hopeful right fielder Jason Heyward can return from a sore right wrist by Wednesday. Heyward, who is in an 0-for-17 slump and sat out Monday, tried to play through discomfort that surfaced in a batting drill during the April 7-10 series at Arizona.
The solemn, wrecking-ball mediocrity that was "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" made either too much or not enough of its key themes: collateral damage; vigilante excess and the ethics of peacekeeping through extreme force; as, more to the marketing point, the bloodsport appeal of should-be...
Boisterous campaign rallies. Political ads every commercial break. Presidential candidates schmoozing with voters over pancakes. In recent days, Indiana, which holds its primary Tuesday, has begun to look a lot like Iowa, the first-in-the-nation nominating state that has outsize influence in deciding...
A solar-powered airplane landed in suburban Phoenix Monday night after a daylong flight from California — the latest leg in its around the world journey using only energy from the sun.
Today's Birthday (05/03/16). Passion fuels you this year. Having fun with beloved people energizes. Reap shared financial rewards through disciplined efforts. New directions at work this spring lead to a two-year career spurt after summer.
China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea has complicated the U.S. pivot to Asia. But those same antics, plus some Chinese muscle-flexing off the coast of the Indian subcontinent, may well give the pivot a new lease on life - in a different ocean.
Clayton Richard made an appearance Monday night in the ninth inning of the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Pirates. But Richard was used as a pinch-hitter and not as a left-handed reliever because of injuries to Jason Heyward and Matt Szczur that have stretched the Cubs' outfield depth.
Dozens of protesters marched down Madison Street in Oak Park on Monday in an attempt to get the village to enact a $15-an-hour living wage ordinance and seek union rights.
Former Chicago meteorologist Ginger Zee had nothing left to give Monday on "Dancing with the Stars." After falling to the bottom of the leaderboard last week, Zee redeemed herself by earning the first perfect score of Season 22.
For the second year in a row, Chicago played host to the food world's biggest names at the James Beard Foundation Awards. Returning to the Civic Opera House, the black tie gala feted the country's top chefs and restaurant talent, including a number of Chicagoans.
Grab your glass slippers, Disney-loving brides-to-be: Couples are now allowed to get hitched in a Cinderella-like wedding in the heart of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The happy couple — make that the happiest couple on Earth?