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The Chicago City Council is creating a Vehicular Terrorism Task Force that will look for ways to reduce the chances of an attack like the one in New York where a man drove a truck onto a bike path and struck and killed several people near the World Trade Center in October. 

A Chicago man beaten by a transit police officer in 2015 and wrongly jailed for nearly two years has received a $225,000 settlement from the Metra commuter railroad.

A new $3.7 million train station has opened in southern Illinois.

A longtime White House adviser to former President Barack Obama is taking a job as a senior fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.

A Chicago police spokesman say there is "no credible threat"  of any attack to the city's public transportation but after a pipe bomb exploded in New York, the department deployed more officers to train stations and other transportation centers as a precaution.

A suburban Chicago chiropractor has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for billing an insurance company more than $4 million for treatment that was unnecessary or never provided.

Some 200 people protesting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem took to the streets of Chicago.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's health care chief says a $63 billion Medicaid managed care program will save up to $300 million a year because of the competitive process providers had to undergo. 

Dozens of mayors from around the world have signed a "Chicago Climate Charter.” The summit was designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord.

The Illinois budget crisis has apparently driven state prison inmates to drink.

Illinois' state climatologist says the state saw wide temperature swings throughout November but the month ended up slightly cooler than average.

A new mural honoring 20 women who have shaped Chicago arts and culture has been unveiled at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Former President Barack Obama is expected to attend a gathering of mayors from around the globe convening in Chicago to discuss climate change after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Court records show that two Chicago police officers have changed their accounts of a 2014 fatal shooting after viewing a police surveillance video that showed they weren't as close to the shooting as they had said.

Researchers from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago are using advanced technology to unwrap the mysteries of an 1,800-year-old mummy.

PACs Build Women’s Political Power

Nov 17, 2017
Tony Arnold / WBEZ

Hundreds of thousands of women marched in January after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Three of them from Chicago were inspired to work toward a bigger voice for women in politics. But once the march was over, they all asked themselves the same question: Now what?

Raise money. 

A new study shows a small increase in the number of international students who attended colleges and universities in Illinois last year.

A former Chicago alderman says he'll challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in 2018 after she championed a highly-unpopular sweetened beverage tax.

University of Illinois officials say that a proposed $1.2 billion master plan that provides a flexible blueprint for future campus growth and development isn't unrealistic given the university's donor base and track record.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is expected to appear for jury duty in downtown Chicago.

The House has unanimously adopted plans to explicitly bar sexual harassment in the state ethics code and require annual awareness training for all employees. 

The woman who claims that an Illinois Senate Democratic leader sexually harassed her wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein faced no repercussions until after she went public this week.

Authorities say a suburban Chicago middle school student has been charged with a hate crime after posting a threatening video on social media.

An Illinois museum has opened a theater where visitors can have conversations with Holocaust survivors through 3-D holograms and sophisticated voice recognition technology.

Former Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn is joining a crowded field attempting to become the state's next attorney general.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen are leaving for a trade and research mission to Israel on Sunday.

Jurors in a lawsuit against the city of Chicago have concluded that a police officer shot his friend in the head after a night of heavy drinking in 2010 and awarded the victim $44.7 million.  

A Chicago businessman and his wife have donated $150 million to the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

The Illinois attorney general is suing a Chicago gas company over an underground natural-gas leak that has affected water wells near the central part of the state.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation.

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