A suburban Chicago man has been arrested after security screeners at Midway International Airport found a loaded 9mm handgun in his carry-on luggage.

Famed soprano Renee Fleming will spend another two years working with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

A Chicago-area lawyer for the family of a black teenager shot in the back and killed by a white police officer says they are considering a civil lawsuit. 

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee has defended his choice to make a movie about violence in Chicago titled "Chiraq."

A labor union wants the City of Chicago to abandon its legal defense of a plan to deal with its troubled pension systems.

Authorities have charged four people in connection with the theft of more than $876,000 from the Chicago Public Schools through a fraudulent billing scheme.

Chicago's credit rating downgraded

May 12, 2015
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Chicago’s top lawyer is defending the city’s pension plan - even as an investor service is downgrading the city’s bond rating. The City of Chicago owes billions in pension debt.

Chicago's Goodman Theatre will undergo a major $15 million expansion.

The stage is set, the Barack Obama Foundation is scheduled to be in Chicago tomorrow to announce the home of the presidential library.  

Tourism industry officials say a Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue along with sparking economic development in the city. 

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A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to a radar facility and disrupting air traffic throughout the country will plead guilty.

Illinois lawmakers are working on a bill to create a Chicago-owned casino. They believe there's a clearer path to expand gambling this session than there has been in years. 

The Chicago Teachers Union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state labor relations board against the Chicago Board of Education.

Rauner pitches 'turnaround' agenda to Chicago

May 7, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is asking Chicago aldermen to be his partners in fixing state and city finances. Illinois Public Radio's Lauren Chooljian reports.

Before Rauner stepped foot into City Hall chambers - aldermen and union members made their feelings about him known - and the mayor didn’t stop them. Floor leader Pat O’Connor lead the charge against Rauner’s plan to make union membership and dues VOLUNTARY.

"The right to work zone is not the right to work a good living. It’s the right to have a second-hand job."

The Chicago City Council has approved a $5.5 million reparations package to the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal.

Prosecutors have told a federal judge in Chicago they'll soon start turning over evidence to lawyers for two suburban cousins accused of plotting terrorist attacks to support the Islamic State group.  

Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state of Illinois can't afford to bail Chicago out of its financial problems. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner will endorse a measure paving the way for Chicago to use park land for Barack Obama's presidential library and film producer George Lucas' museum. 

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library.

Activists in Chicago gathered for May 1 marches and rallies about issues including immigrant rights, anti-capitalism and police brutality.

Death of Chicago teen ruled a homicide

Apr 28, 2015
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The Lake County coroner has determined that the death of a suburban Chicago teenager at the hands of Zion police officer was a homicide. 

A bipartisan deal to cut $300 million in spending in Illinois is set to affect college students, as well as Chicago residents with sickle cell anemia.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Mayor Rahm Emanuel was very committed in his push to bring the draft to Chicago. 

Oprah Winfrey is selling the furniture, artwork, household items and clothing that once filled her Chicago home.

Catholics are saying their final goodbyes to the late Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who was known as a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy.

Mourners gathered Tuesday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral for the start of visitation for the late Cardinal Francis George.

The interim Chicago Public Schools CEO says he wants an outside firm to review the school district's contracting process.

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq."


A Chicago City Council committee has approved paying $250,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing police and prosecutors of covering up the death of a man after he fought with a nephew of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley.