Three passengers were slightly hurt while evacuating a Chicago-bound American Airlines jet after smoke was detected in the plane as it prepared to leave Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
At about 7:45 p.m. Friday, expect something of a seismic test as the world discovers whether 100,000 people standing in front of a single stage (for headliner Paul McCartney) will make Grant Park tilt in that direction.
Illinois coach Tim Beckman faced reporters for the first time Thursday since allegations of player mistreatment hit the program.
Checking out the music at Lollapalooza, which runs Friday through Sunday in Grant Park, means making tough choices. With dozens of bands divided among multiple stages, it's physically impossible to hear them all, and sometimes two of the bands you most want to see are playing at the same time,...
Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty Thursday during his first appearance in federal court since he was indicted last month on charges he failed to file income tax returns from 2009 through 2012.
Evanston police recovered a .380-caliber Kel-Tec handgun and charged a 16-year-old Evanston juvenile in connection with the shooting of a Skokie man Wednesday afternoon as he exited his car in the 1700 block of Emerson Street.
Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.
A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.
Theo Epstein and Rick Hahn have worn their best poker faces the last couple of weeks, leaving all options open as the trade deadline neared.
Chicago police and Cook County sheriff's officers were at the scene of a standoff in the Bronzeville neighborhood Wednesday evening after a man pulled a gun on sheriff's officers serving a warrant, authorities said.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday signed legislation that will increase the number of runways allowed at O'Hare International Airport to 10 from eight, an effort designed to expand flight paths and reduce jet noise affecting some Chicago neighborhoods and western suburbs since 2013.
Ryan Brown, the Hammond teen who courageously continued his schooling despite the rigors of two heart transplants, died Wednesday at Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Hammond.
Two national TV reporters no longer face possible sanctions for violating media security rules at former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's arraignment last month in Chicago after their lawyers apologized at a closed-door meeting with a federal judge.
Chicago restaurants could soon be inviting diners to eat and drink in the street under a City Council proposal to allow "curbside cafes."
A fight at Six Flags Great America last weekend sent an 18-year-old to a local hospital after he was knocked unconscious, Gurnee police said.
Just days after his show was shut down by police in Northwest Indiana, Chief Keef announced Thursday he will hold a benefit concert by hologram simultaneously in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in mid-September.
This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials.
In January 2012, shortly after being hired as the new Illinois football coach, Tim Beckman introduced himself to his players at Memorial Stadium wearing a blue suit with an orange tie.
An 8-month-old puppy was stolen at knifepoint from a rider on the CTA Orange Line early Wednesday, police said.
The West Side is about to get a big dose of hockey.
While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States - much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal - most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers at Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six people Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.
The ebb and flow of the line at the Starbucks across the street is as unpredictable as our fair city's weather.
A North Barrington man now faces 10 criminal counts related to his alleged possession of child pornography.
I could offer a long preamble about the history of Goose Island's Bourbon County Brand Stout and why people care so much about its release every year on the day after Thanksgiving, but that would only get in the way of what most people want to know right now.
Groupon launched its To Go food-ordering and delivery service Thursday - and also announced a promotion that features former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka.
A small, single-engine passenger plane has crashed and caught fire at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport, killing both people onboard.
The rescue of an infant from a hot SUV in the southwest suburbs this week was another sad reminder of what advocates have been warning for years: It can happen to any parent.
A series of verbal gaffes by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk have left top Illinois Republicans privately fretting over his re-election bid, but they also concede there's little chance he'll be pressured into leaving next year's ticket.
Orland Fire Protection District firefighters said a drone's-eye-view helped them battle a house fire possibly started by a lighting strike Wednesday.