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BASED ON A FOUR-CITY SAMPLING, APARTMENT RENTAL SERVICE CALLS CHICAGO THE 'RAT CAPITAL' OF THE NATION

Norma Rios-Sierra says she's become used to seeing rats scurrying in the alleys of her Logan Square neighborhood. Garbage cans - even...

IN SPITE OF ALL THEIR WOES, THE CARDINALS DON'T BELIEVE IN SELL-OFFS

After firing manager Mike Matheny and replacing him with Mike Shildt, Cardinals President John Mozeliak knows the spotlight now is...

 
 
 

BEARS REPORT TO TRAINING CAMP

The Bears reported to training camp in Bourbonnais on July 19, 2018.

25 YEARS AFTER MICHAEL JORDAN'S FATHER WAS MURDERED, KEY QUESTIONS STILL REMAIN UNANSWERED

 
 
 

PROSECUTORS QUIETLY DROPPING DOZENS OF CRIMINAL CASES TIED TO TWO INDICTED CHICAGO COPS

The last raid by Chicago police Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado unfolded in early January like hundreds of others before...

MAN KILLED IN GRESHAM, 6 OTHERS WOUNDED IN SHOOTINGS THURSDAY, EARLY FRIDAY

The shooter got out of a white four-door car and pulled the trigger, leaving a 34-year-old man with gunshot wounds in his abdomen and...

 
 
 

UIC APPROVES MERGER WITH JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL

In a marriage seen as both one of necessity and opportunity, University of Illinois at Chicago has agreed to a merger with John Marshall...

FATHER OF GIRL ALLEGEDLY HELD CAPTIVE IN WAUKEGAN BASEMENT CLAIMED HE WAS JESUS, ACQUAINTANCE SAYS

Randy Swopes and his wife Katherine, the couple accused of keeping a 10-year-old daughter captive in a basement because they thought...

 
 
 

CALLERS CRITICIZE BOARD THAT REGULATES HOW MUCH WATER LAKE SUPERIOR DISCHARGES INTO LAKE MICHIGAN

The board that controls the amount of water released from Lake Superior into lakes Michigan and Huron was criticized Thursday for increasing...

COOK COUNTY FOREST WORKER WAS GOING 76 MPH IN 30 MPH ZONE, HAD THC IN SYSTEM DURING FATAL CRASH WHILE ON JOB: PROSECUTORS

A Cook County Forest Preserve employee was driving 2 ½ times beyond the speed limit while on the job last month when he plowed a dump...

 
 
 

CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE APPEARS IN COURT - AS A DEFENDANT IN MISDEMEANOR GUN CASE

Cook County Judge Joseph Claps was on the other side of the bench Thursday, facing misdemeanor charges after surveillance cameras captured...

ALDERMEN NEXT WEEK COULD APPROVE CLOSING CHICAGO AVENUE UNDERPASS OVERNIGHT

Another downtown alderman Thursday moved closer to restricting overnight access to and from the lakefront, as a City Council committee...

 
 
 

ALDERMEN TO CONSIDER $3 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR FAMILIES OF TWO PEOPLE KILLED BY MAN FLEEING POLICE

Chicago taxpayers are set to pay out $3 million to the families of an 88-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man who were killed in a...

ALDERMEN TO CONSIDER $3 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR FAMILIES OF TWO PEOPLE KILLED BY MAN FLEEING POLICE

Chicago taxpayers are set to pay out $3 million to the families of an 88-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man who were killed in a...

 
 
 

OUTCRY IN ZION OVER VIDEO OF DEAD DOG IN TRASH AND REPORTS THAT POLICE SHOOT DOGS AS FORM OF EUTHANASIA

Video images of a large dog found dead inside a garbage receptacle said to be outside the Zion Animal Control facility Monday drove...

BEARS BETTING A MORE GRUELING TRAINING CAMP WILL PAY OFF DURING THE SEASON

Matt Nagy has been described as an offensive wiz, the kind of forward thinking coach who can lead the Bears back to relevancy. Imaginations...

 
 
 

SINCLAIR'S 'MISREPRESENTATION' IN WGN SALE TO CONNECTED AUTO DEALER DERAILED TRIBUNE MEDIA ACQUISITION, FCC SAYS

A Federal Communications Commission order Thursday said Sinclair Broadcast Group's “misrepresentation or lack of candor” in its since-withdrawn...

COOK COUNTY FOREST WORKER WAS GOING 76 MPH IN 30 MPH ZONE, HAD THC IN SYSTEM DURING FATAL CRASH WHILE ON JOB: PROSECUTORS

A Cook County Forest Preserve employee was driving 2 ½ times beyond the speed limit while on the job last month when he plowed a dump...

 
 
 

DCFS INVESTIGATORS GETTING 'MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS' OF WHAT HAPPENED WHEN 3-YEAR-OLD BOY DIED IN FOSTER HOME FIRE

Child welfare officials said Thursday they have been told "many different versions" of what happened when a 3-year-old boy in foster...

DANGEROUS WAVES, CURRENTS PREDICTED FOR LAKE MICHIGAN FOR FRIDAY, INTO WEEKEND

The National Weather Service is warning people to stay out of Lake Michigan this weekend to avoid potentially fatal rip currents. A...

 
 
 



​Report: 3-year-old left behind after field trip​ dies in hot day care van

​Report: 3-year-old left behind after field trip​ dies in hot day care van

"This was really just gross negligence...As a result, a child lost his life." Deputies recorded the temperature inside the bus as 113 degrees. Read more ...

'I'm ready to go to 500' billion: Trump threatens tariffs on all Chinese...

'I'm ready to go to 500' billion: Trump threatens tariffs on all Chinese goods coming to America

President Donald Trump threatens tariffs on all Chinese goods imported to the US. "I'm ready to go to 500," Trump said in an interview with CNBC's Joe Kernen aired on Friday... Read more ...

NFL finally realizes new anthem policy is a mess

NFL finally realizes new anthem policy is a mess

The NFL's two-month old national anthem policy is on hold. Hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem... Read more ...

Ricciardo posts fastest time in 1st German GP practice run

Ricciardo posts fastest time in 1st German GP practice run

HOCKENHEIM, Germany - Daniel Ricciardo was fractionally faster than Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session for the German Grand Prix on Friday. Read more ...

White House: Plans underway for Putin visit to Washington

White House: Plans underway for Putin visit to Washington

The White House said Thursday that plans are being drafted for a visit from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington, D.C., this fall. Read more ...

British Open 2018: Tommy Fleetwood fires 65, shares lead early in Round 2

British Open 2018: Tommy Fleetwood fires 65, shares lead early in Round 2

Kevin Kisner had company atop The Open leaderboard as Tommy Fleetwood shot the lowest round of the week so far on Friday. Read more ...

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to... Read more ...

Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

MOSCOW - Authorities in Kazakhstan said Friday a man has been detained and confessed to killing the Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten. Read more ...

Thai government wants control of movies about cave rescue

Thai government wants control of movies about cave rescue

BANGKOK - Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest... Read more ...

WhatsApp limits forwarded messages to curb the spread of fake news

WhatsApp limits forwarded messages to curb the spread of fake news

In an ongoing effort to curb the spread of erroneous information, WhatsApp has revealed that it will now limit the number of people you can forward a message to. The move comes... Read more ...