Stories tagged: Chicago
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.
Sat., July 22, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
1 dead, 9 wounded in Chicago shootings
One person was shot dead and at least nine other people, including a Chicago police officer, were wounded in separate attacks within an 11-hour period Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
16-year-old from Minnesota ID’d as victim of John Wayne Gacy
An Illinois sheriff’s office said Wednesday that it has identified a Minnesota runaway as one of the victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Hastert faces sex-offender treatment with prison release
Disgraced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is far from putting his child-sex-abuse scandal behind him after being released from federal prison in Minnesota where he served a little over …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
55 shot, 11 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago
Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Three Chicago officers plead not guilty in Laquan McDonald case
Three Chicago police officers have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to cover up what happened the night a white officer shot a black teenager 16 times.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Chicago won’t allow high school students to graduate without a plan for the future
To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Abduction suspect makes first appearance in court
Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal courthouse Monday as the suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinse scholar at the University of Illinois made his first court appearance since …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence
Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Three Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case
Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Illinois Catholic bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples
The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, is calling on priests there to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Lawsuit seeks court oversight of Chicago police reforms
Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
52 shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend
Shootings over the Memorial Day weekend left seven people dead and another 45 wounded in Chicago, a sharp drop from last year, though almost half of this year’s victims were …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail
Inmates in the jail’s medium-security Division 11 can now order pizzas made with the finest ingredients in the kind of ovens found in pizzerias. It’s all part of Sheriff Tom …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
McDonald’s shareholder meeting brings roar of protests but few surprises
McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday attracted hoards of protesters outside the burger giant’s suburban Chicago headquarters. Inside, though, the meeting produced few surprises.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Chicago police tighten rules on officers’ use of force
Chicago police officials have announced policy changes intended to cut back on questionable shootings and other uses of force that have haunted the department for years.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago
Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago …