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See Chicago Alligator Up Close and Personal After Capture

After the capture of an alligator from the Humboldt Park Lagoon in Chicago, the man who caught the animal introduced…

Felon Who Tried to Rob Couple Having Sex in Van Fired Shots at Man, Beat Him With Gun: Prosecutors Published Jul 15, 2019 at 6:47 AM

Bail was denied Sunday for a felon who allegedly grabbed a handgun from a woman’s bag and attacked a man…

Chicago police commander who oversaw Jussie Smollett investigation reassigned after 100-mph pursuit by Indiana trooper

A commander of a Chicago police detective division was reassigned while the department investigates allegations that he refused to stop…

Chicago Fire Can Soon Play Home Games at Other Chicago-Area Sports Venues Under New Deal

The Chicago Fire will soon be able to play home games in other Chicago-area sports venues, according to their new…

Chicago Violence: At Least 6 Dead, 39 Injured in Fourth of July Weekend Shootings

While Chicago’s Fourth of July weekend was marked by a stabbing and unrelated stampede at Navy Pier, at least six people…

Legal marijuana is coming to Illinois. Gov. Pritzker signs bill, calls it an ‘important and overdue change to our state’

The bill will allow the licensed growth, sales, possession and consumption of cannabis for adults 21 and older. The signing…

4 Dead, 8 Wounded in Violent Start to Weekend in Chicago

Four people are dead and at least eight others have been wounded in a violent start to the weekend in…

Lake Michigan Was Warmer Than Chicago Today – But Don’t Go in the Water

You don’t want to go jump in the lake, but if you did, it’d be warmer than the air in…

A local’s guide to Chicago

Popular culture paints Chicago as a politically fraught tale of two cities — one growing, cosmopolitan and chic, the other…

Study: 30-Year Life Expectancy Gap in 2 Chicago Communities

The life expectancy of people living in an affluent community on Chicago’s North Side is decades more than people living…
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