Stories tagged: Chicago
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 …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Three in custody, others sought after 2 Chicago police officers shot
Chicago police were questioning three people and were searching for others after two plainclothes officers were wounded Tuesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when gunmen began firing …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Chicago O’Hare security chief fired weeks after United flub
The head of security at Chicago’s airports has been fired, just weeks after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines plane by security officers at O’Hare International Airport.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Chicago Archdiocese to settle priest abuse suits for $4.45 million
The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $4.45 million to settle three lawsuits brought by three men who allege they were sexually abused over a decade ago by a former Roman …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
United passenger dragged off plane with ‘minimal but necessary force,’ police say
The Chicago Department of Aviation is defending the officers in the infamous United Airlines video, saying they used “minimal but necessary force” when they dragged a passenger off a flight.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’
In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, President Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that “special interests dominate the debates in Washington” and that …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech
Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging
United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from by key U.S. senators about the dragging incident aboard a United Express plane. The company and city …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Obama to hold first public event since leaving office, in Chicago on Monday
Former President Barack Obama will return to Chicago on Monday to speak to young people at the University of Chicago, in what will be his first public event since leaving …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
29 people shot in less than 18 hours in Chicago
In the pouring rain, the man pulled a fur-lined hood over his head and stood on the porch of his younger brother’s home in Chicago’s Douglas Park neighborhood early Sunday, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Dragged United Airlines passenger lost 2 teeth and broke his nose, lawyer says
The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, one of his lawyers said Thursday, accusing the airline industry of …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Northwestern University crew member from Washington dies during practice
Officials say a member of Northwestern University’s crew team has been found dead after falling overboard while practicing in suburban Chicago.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Twitter users mock United Airlines over violent removal of passenger from plane
A day after viral videos of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport by aviation security fueled criticism of the airline, …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
United Airlines, Chicago taking heat over man dragged off plane
Several minutes after a passenger recorded a video watched around the world that showed security officers dragging another passenger off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Appeals court: Civil rights law prohibits discrimination of LGBT
A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
2 suspects identified in sexual assault that was broadcast on Facebook, Chicago police say
Chicago police have identified two of several juvenile suspects who they say participated in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was broadcast live on Facebook.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Teen gang raped in assault broadcast on Facebook Live afraid to come home
The mother of a 15-year-old girl whose apparent sexual assault was streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since the attack and that neighborhood …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Hospital takes on rare surgery to help baby born with four legs
Advocate Children’s Hospital surgeons have successfully operated on a baby from Africa who was born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck.
Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
Baby born during rush-hour traffic in snowy Chicago
With a “good strong cry,” a baby girl made her way into the world on a snowy Lake Shore Drive during rush-hour traffic in Chicago on Tuesday morning, officials said.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Chicago records no snow on ground in January, February for 1st time in 146 years
For the first time in 146 years, the National Weather Service documented no snow on the ground in Chicago in January and February – a record that put a spring …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Sessions says murder uptick threatens progress on crime
Attorney General Jeff Sessions painted a grim vision of violence in America on Tuesday, telling state law enforcement officials that a recent uptick in murders threatens to undo decades of …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
NASA returns priceless bag of moon dust to Chicago-area woman after suit
A priceless bag of moon dust collected during the Apollo 11 mission has been returned to a Chicago-area woman after she won a landmark legal victory against NASA. NASA officials …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
United Airlines to add Spokane service to Chicago, San Francisco
United Airlines will add new flights from Spokane to San Francisco and Chicago this summer.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Homicides in Chicago outpacing last year after deadliest day so far in 2017
Homicides are now outpacing last year in Chicago after the city experienced its deadliest day so far this year, according to data kept by the Chicago Tribune.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Principals to bar immigration agents from Chicago schools
Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warrant.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Chicago police: Man charged in shooting death of toddler
A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.