suburban Chicago

Police say seven people were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in suburban Chicago.

A suburban Chicago woman charged in an online murder-for-hire case has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators say a 14-year-old boy found dead last year in his suburban Chicago home died from an overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

The Illinois attorney general's office has told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disorders. 

A suburban Chicago college student is suing her school for allegedly violating her free-speech rights by prohibiting her from handing out flyers from a socialist group that read, "Shut Down Capitalism." 

Suburban Chicago's Brookfield Zoo says a polar bear that was the species' oldest male at an accredited North American zoo has died at age 32.

Metra says kids will be able to ride for free during the last two weeks of December.

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.

A suburban Chicago school district facing a lawsuit over a transgender student's use of the girls' locker room says the allegations misrepresent the accommodations extended to the student.

A suburban Chicago school district that previously faced a federal complaint over a transgender student's use of a girls' locker room is now facing a lawsuit over the issue.

DuPage County

A 43-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of a suburban Chicago woman more than 20 years ago.

A suburban Chicago mayor is the latest Democrat to announce a 2018 bid for Illinois attorney general.

A lock of hair and other relics of former Pope John Paul II will go on display in suburban Chicago this week. 

A suburban Chicago school district has reinstated a high school football team after determining alleged hazing by team members wasn't criminal in nature.

Chicago Tribune

About 1,000 people attended the funeral of a young woman whose body was found last month inside a suburban Chicago hotel freezer. 

A suburban Chicago high school has suspended varsity football activities amid an investigation into alleged hazing involving the team.

An attorney for Drew Peterson says he'll likely appeal an Illinois Supreme Court ruling upholding the former suburban Chicago police officer's murder conviction in the death of his third wife.

Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a suburban Chicago hotel freezer are examining a video that apparently shows her in a room of the hotel hours earlier.

A suburban Chicago teen who was questioned by school officials about a sex video he made killed himself just hours after he was called to the dean's office.

A massive hole in the ground in suburban Chicago is being fitted with facilities normally associated with the Grand Canyon. 

A search is on for $500,000 in jewelry stolen from a traveling artisan attending a suburban Chicago arts show. Police in St. Charles are saying the stolen jewelry included gold and silver, as well as rubies and emeralds.