Illinois

Diverse Humboldt Park little league team wins state for first time ever

4 hours ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - On the ball fields across from the Humboldt Park lagoon where an alligator has been making headlines, the Roberto Clemente little leaguers are making a splash of...
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Planned Parenthood will reject federal funding, not comply with Trump administration referral rule

4 hours ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO -Planned Parenthood says it won't comply with a Trump administration rule that bars taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions. On...
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Bears host flag football tournament for 200 Special Olympics athletes

10 hours ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - The Bears opened up Halas Hall for a flag football tournament for Special Olympics on Saturday. Around 200 Special Olympics athletes were able to participate and get...
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Family mourns girl after grandparents' Indiana home burns

13 hours ago   |   WGN TV

DYER, Ind. - Family members are mourning a 12-year-old girl who died following a fire that destroyed her grandparents' home in northwestern Indiana and critically injured two...
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Mother of man who killed Chinese scholar begs for his life

1 day ago   |   WGN TV

PEORIA, Ill. - The mother of a former University of Illinois student convicted of killing a Chinese scholar told the jury deciding his fate that it would be horrible if he is...
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Amidst shelter bed shortage, pics show kids sleeping on DCFS office floor

1 day ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - Newly obtained pictures show a problem the Cook County public guardian fears is happening too often: Kids sleeping on the floor of a state office building. The kids...
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Portillo's offers perks during National Hot Dog Week

1 day ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - Portillo's is offering free delivery to its customers July 15-19 to celebrate National Hot Dog Week. The free delivery is applicable to all orders over $10 that are...
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Hershey's is now selling caramel-flavored whipped cream

Hershey's is now selling caramel-flavored whipped cream

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

After debuting milk-chocolate-flavored whipped cream last summer, Hershey's is now selling a caramel-flavored whipped topping that sounds truly decadent. Recently, an...
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WATCH LIVE: Father of missing pregnant postal worker holds news conference

1 day ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - The father and family members of a missing 27-year-old pregnant postal worker from Chicago speak at a news conference Monday morning. Kierra Coles' father, Joseph...
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Illinois woman who convinced lover to kill her husband and helped him dismember remains gets 20 years behind bars

1 day ago   |   NY Daily News

An Illinois woman was slapped with a 20-year prison term for coaxing her lover into killing her 76-year-old husband and for helping him dismember the remains. Carmen Stonemark...
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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

He retired in June 2010 at age 90, the second oldest justice in the court's history. Read more ...

US House votes to 'strongly' condemn Trump's tweets directed at...

US House votes to 'strongly' condemn Trump's tweets directed at congresswomen of color

The Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Donald Trump's tweets telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries of origin. Read more ...

Police: 6-year-old girl fatally struck by her golfing dad's ball

Police: 6-year-old girl fatally struck by her golfing dad's ball

Authorities called the situation a “tragic accident.” Read more ...

Federal judge permanently blocks Trump admin from adding citizenship...

Federal judge permanently blocks Trump admin from adding citizenship question to 2020 census

A New York federal judge has issued an order definitively blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census in any form, despite the... Read more ...

Huggies features dads on diaper box for first time

Huggies features dads on diaper box for first time

Seven designs featured in new premium diaper line Read more ...

Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail, prosecutors call him 'extreme danger to...

Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail, prosecutors call him 'extreme danger to minor girls'

A judge ruled Tuesday that R&B singer R. Kelly be held without bond on federal charges that he and his entourage recruited girls and women to engage in illegal sexual activity... Read more ...

No federal charges for NYPD officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner

No federal charges for NYPD officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner

Garner's words “I can't breathe” became a rallying cry for police reform activists, coming amid a stretch of other deaths of black men at the hands of white officers. Read more ...

'Chance the Snapper,' Chicago's alligator-on-the-loose, is finally caught

'Chance the Snapper,' Chicago's alligator-on-the-loose, is finally caught

Chance the Snapper, as he came to be known, had been on the loose in the park for almost a week - forcing a partial shutdown of the site. Read more ...

Justice Department won't bring charges against NYPD cop in Eric Garner's...

Justice Department won't bring charges against NYPD cop in Eric Garner's chokehold death

The Department of Justice won't bring civil rights or criminal charges against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a source familiar with the case told Read more ...

California man charged after police found more than 1,000 guns in his home

California man charged after police found more than 1,000 guns in his home

The man pleaded not guilty during a Monday morning arraignment. Read more ...