Three people were killed after a train struck a vehicle in downstate Vandalia, authorities said.
Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular pumpkin spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent.
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the burden of proving consent cannot fall on a defendant accused of rape, in a split decision that reversed two earlier rulings and prompted fears that dangerous offenders could avoid conviction.
Three Des Plaines men who hunted wild boar at a ranch in Missouri are suing the ranch, claiming that the swine they killed and ate made them sick.
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KANATA, Ontario -- The Chicago Blackhawks kicked off a stretch of four consecutive games against Canadian teams when they faced the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre.
Joe Maddon will need to get acclimated to a new coaching staff, buy clothes warmer than the light stuff he sports in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area and make sure Javier Baez no longer wants the No.
The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are well below full strength, even as the rate of hiring has increased in recent years, according to testimony Thursday before the City Council.
Pennsylvania fugitive Eric Frein, sought in the shooting death of a state trooper and wounding of a second, has been captured, ABC News reported on Thursday.
From viral videos to selfies, listicles and "throwback Thursday" photos, candidates in the Nov. 4 midterm elections are leaving no social media stone unturned.
China will dispatch an elite unit of the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa.
The scariest thing for Chicagoans this Halloween could be the weather forecast.
It's a big game if Tom Thibodeau is offering big-picture perspective.
An off-duty Chicago police officer was seriously injured Thursday after he was robbed and beaten in a downtown parking garage, police said.
A Washington state man accused of using an excavator and a bulldozer to try to alter the Tahuya River was charged on Thursday with environmental violations, the state's top attorney said.
Ending a strike that kept more than 16,000 students out of school for a month, Waukegan Teachers' Council members overwhelmingly approved a new contract late Thursday.
Along portions of Chicago's 606 trail, it's hard to tell the construction workers from the construction workers.
Indiana officials identified the remains of a woman found slain and buried in the backyard of a Fowler, Ind. home nearly three weeks ago as the mother of a woman who had committed suicide and whose son-in-law was found dismembered in a Far South Side Chicago garbage can, officials said...
The highly anticipated “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is scheduled to film in Chicago and the suburbs Monday through Nov.14, according to Chicago Film Office director Rich Moskal.
The average Naperville homeowner will pay about $47 more to the city in property taxes next year, under a proposal that won initial approval from councilmen.
There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans, the magic number is one.
With top test scores and high graduation rates, Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook sees almost 90 percent of its graduates go off to college.
KANATA, Ontario — When he first arrived in Ottawa, Marian Hossa was a teenager living in a strange city.
Prosecutors say that Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez was a trusted lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who helped coordinate vast shipments of narcotics into the U.S. for the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel.
Paramount Pictures won the dismissal Thursday of a lawsuit by investors in a slate of mid-2000s movies including "Mean Girls" who said the studio concealed a risky business strategy in obtaining $40 million in financing.
Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man's dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday.
Once again, a McHenry County judge has told Crystal Lake South High School officials that the school's 51-foot-tall bleachers must come down Dec. 1.
Eric Frein, the subject of an intense two-month manhunt in the Poconos, is in police custody, Pennsylvania State Police reported Thursday night.
When Nik Wallenda makes his way across the Chicago River on Sunday, he'll be suspended 600 feet in the air on a tightrope made of sturdy 100 percent steel, securely tied in place by his father and uncle.