WFLD-Ch. 32 chief meteorologist Bill Bellis and his wife, Julie, paid $725,000 late last month for a three-bedroom duplex penthouse in Wrigleyville.
Dennis Sheehan, U2's tour manager for more than 30 years, died of a heart attack in his West Hollywood hotel room early Wednesday, officials confirmed.
Bears Chairman George McCaskey addressed the team's signing and subsequent release of Ray McDonald on Wednesday at Halas Hall, saying he has been second-guessing his decision to approve the move and questioning what could have been done differently.
Taste of Chicago this year will feature big name chefs at the Celebrity Chef Du Jour pavilion -- each is a James Beard Foundation awards semi-finalist, nominee or past winner: Tanya Baker of Boarding House, Thomas Lents of Sixteen, Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster, Jimmy Bannos Jr of Purple...
An attorney for an Aurora man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his plea to guilty.
The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.
The owner of a dog that mauled a 5-year-old boy to death has been issued two citations, but no criminal charges have been filed.
Some 20,000 residents in the western German city of Cologne are being forced to evacuate their homes after authorities discovered a 440-pound bomb from World War II.
The Swiss Federal Office of Justice says six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars.
An employee at a Geneva massage business has been charged with prostitution after police determined illegal activity occurred at the business, officials said.
For more than 15 years, Mike Arians has been investigating an unsolved double homicide that occurred on a lovers' lane in his scenic river town in 1948. On Thursday in a cemetery west of Rockford, he plans to take his last, best shot.
Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.
Former Chicago Bull Rick Brunson is expected to stand trial on charges of sexual abuse this Friday, May 29, after his trial date was pushed back during a hearing Wednesday.
Crews in Texas will resume searches Wednesday for the 11 people who have now been missing for three days in the small tourist town of Wimberley, where the usually calm Blanco River swelled to an ocean-like squall that crested three times above flood stage.
On Woman Crush Wednesday, social media's designated day for women to fawn over the success and inner beauty of our gender, we'll say it: Amy Schumer, you are our spirit animal, the latest crush in a spectacular boom year for woman crushes.
Jonathan Enriquez was upstairs playing video games when he heard shots maybe a few houses down the block in McKinley Park.
It had been nearly a decade since Keith Cooper last set eyes on his wife and three children.
Sloppy eaters on CTA trains and buses, loudmouths, litterbugs, seat hogs, door blockers and assorted other misfits have for at least several years been lambasted by other riders venting their outrage on social media, but now the transit agency is joining the conversation in hopes of encouraging...
A 16-year-old boy and two men were wounded Tuesday afternoon in two separate shootings on the city's South Side.
Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to overhaul the workers' compensation system for employees injured on the job, the latest rejection of the Republican's pro-business, anti-union agenda by Democrats who control the General Assembly.
A former chief of staff to Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for accepting a $7,500 cash bribe from a businessman seeking to open a liquor store in the alderman's West Side ward.
Chuck Swirsky has been through just about everything during his long broadcast career. Still, his mind was racing after being confronted with a unique set of challenges Monday in calling the White Sox-Toronto game, his first as a fill-in for Ken Harrelson during the current 11-game road trip.
Ah, the irony.
When a corpse was found in the Hudson River over the Memorial Day weekend, there were none of the usual questions about its identity. Few doubted that it was Vincent Viafore, a kayaker whose disappearance while out paddling with his fiancee is at the heart of a murder case captivating the scenic...
For many of us who survived the 1970s, our first experience with hanging chads came while voting on those rectangular ballots for baseball’s All-Star game.
George McCaskey needed to speak Tuesday, the first work day after the Bears released Ray McDonald, the defensive end with a history of charges of abusing, assaulting and threatening women, and now a charge of endangering his infant.
Their inspiration now is born of desperation.
Before arriving at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, Cubs rookie Addison Russell heard a message in the back of his head:
Chicago police are asking for the public’s urgent help finding a man who disappeared from the Loop area.