Stories tagged: Chicago
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Sears closing its last Chicago store
Employees at the store at Six Corners in the Old Irving Park neighborhood were told of the closure Thursday morning.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Yvonne Staples of hit-making Staple Singers dies in Chicago
Yvonne Staples, whose voice and business acumen powered the success of the Staple Singers, her family’s hit-making gospel group that topped the charts in the early 1970s with the song …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot during pursuit
An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Chicago museum’s T. rex Sue to be moved for new display
A Tyrannosaurus rex fossil that’s been on prominent display at Chicago’s Field Museum is being moved to make room for a cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Serial stowaway nabbed at Chicago airport days after release
Authorities say a serial stowaway who sneaked onto a plane in Chicago earlier this month and made it to London has been arrested again after being spotted at O’Hare International …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby’s name
It’s Chicago – where Kanye West was raised – as the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Official: Flight diverted to Alaska after man soils plane bathrooms
A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after a passenger was accused of soiling two lavatories and trying to flush his shirt down a …
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
Chicago sees drop in homicides, shootings in 2017
Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Dueling statistics used at hearing on racial bias in stings
Dueling experts deployed statistics to make their case Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago in a first-of-its-kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash-house stings run by federal agents …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Mayors sign climate charter at summit; Obama to speak
Dozens of mayors from around the world signed a “Chicago Climate Charter” on Tuesday at a summit designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Obama shows up in Chicago for jury duty; not chosen
Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown Chicago courthouse for jury duty on Wednesday …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Mom charged in death took son’s lifeless body on train ride
An Illinois woman accused of taking her 6-year-old onto a commuter train to Chicago after his death last summer has been charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bond, …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Gang member faces sentencing in Chicago for Spokane-bound train gun theft
A Chicago gang member is facing sentencing for helping steal about 100 new guns from a Spokane-bound freight train.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
New tech, 3-D holograms preserve Holocaust survivor stories
Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time. Preserving her story is why she’s on stage, or at least a three-dimensional likeness of her is on stage, at the …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago
Former President Barack Obama has been called for jury duty in Chicago.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Mars Food starts fresh, plans growth from new Chicago HQ
Mars Food hopes its new home in Chicago will prove fertile ground for growing a relatively small sliver of the global Mars business, known more for chocolate and pet care.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Richard Thaler wins Nobel for work in behavioral economics
The Nobel prize in economics was awarded Monday to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people’s choices on economic matters – whether on savings or …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Did Las Vegas gunman target other music festivals?
In the days and months before he mowed down concertgoers from his high-rise hotel suite, gunman Stephen Paddock booked rooms overlooking two other music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago, …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Editorial: Feds shouldn’t overreact to crime data
If Sessions doesn’t want to erode progress, as he has stated, he will back off knee-jerk responses that led to past failures.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Seattle-bound flight stops in Spokane for medical emergency
An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle made an emergency landing in Spokane because of a medical emergency.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Judge: Sessions can’t deny grant money for sanctuary cities
A federal judge has ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Chicago asks for national halt to Trump immigration rules
Attorneys for Chicago on Monday asked a federal judge for a nationwide halt to Trump administration requirements that cities enforce tough immigration laws in order to receive some federal grants, …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back column for Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Thirty-three wounded, 6 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago
Chicago police say at least 33 people have been wounded, six fatally, in weekend shootings in the nation’s third-largest city.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Chicago to sue Justice Department over new police grant rules targeting sanctuary cities
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the city plans to sue the Justice Department over a plan to withhold federal public safety grants to jurisdictions that adopt certain “sanctuary city” …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Northwestern professor accused in killing due in California court
Far from their prestigious campuses, a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford finance officer were jailed in the San Francisco area on Saturday after eight days as fugitives …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Chicago stabbing death suspects surrender in California
A Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the brutal stabbing death of a Chicago man were arrested in California on Friday and will be returned …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
July violence pushes 2017 homicide total past 400 mark
July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts
Boeing is reporting second-quarter net income of $1.76 billion, after suffering a loss a year earlier.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Jury awards $150 million in punitive damages in testosterone case
Federal jurors in Chicago say the pharmaceutical company AbbVie should pay $150 million to an Oregon man for misrepresenting the risks of a low testosterone treatment.