Chicago

Jennifer Yen, special education teacher at Alexander Graham Bell School, joins the rally as Chicago Public Schools teachers picket, Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, at Lane Tech High School in Chicago.
Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
AP News
October 17, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines in defense of their union's "social justice" agenda after failing to reach a contract deal in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students.
Read More
The damaged storefront of the Sears store at Woodfield Mall is seen after a man drove an SUV into the store in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Ill..
John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP
AP News
September 29, 2019 - 2:26 pm
A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall is facing a state terrorism charge, authorities announced Sunday.
Read More
In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people walk into the lobby for Amazon offices in New York.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 09, 2019 - 10:30 am
By Joseph Pisani, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a 5% bump in its total workforce. Amazon is looking for all kinds of workers...
Read More
This file photo shows Indiana Reformatory booking shots of John Dillinger, stored in the state archives, and shows the notorious gangster as a 21-year-old.
AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye, File
August 01, 2019 - 12:58 pm
By Rick Callahan, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two relatives of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger who plan to have his remains exhumed say they have "evidence" the body buried in an Indianapolis cemetery beneath a gravestone bearing his name may not be him and that FBI agents possibly...
Read More
Kelly, who was arrested in Chicago on July 11, 2019 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice, was ordered held without bond on Tuesday, July 16.
E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool
July 16, 2019 - 8:50 pm
By Don Babwin CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in jail without bond after a prosecutor warned that the singer accused of having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes would pose an extreme danger to young girls if set free. "If he was attracted to middle...
Read More
R. Kelly
E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool
July 12, 2019 - 7:17 am
UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. ___ CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on sweeping federal indictments that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with...
Read More
  Chicago's Cloud Gate structure, also known as the Bean, was spray painted by vandals early on Tuesday in the city's Millennium Park.
WGN via CNN
July 02, 2019 - 3:47 pm
By Doug Criss and Brad Parks, CNN (CNN) - - Seven people were arrested after the famous "Bean" sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park was vandalized. The stainless steel structure, officially known as the Cloud Gate, was spray painted with graffiti, Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Kellie...
Read More
A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors do dismiss all charges against Smollett.
Paul Beaty/AP Photo, File
June 24, 2019 - 8:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including releasing video footage for the first time of the "Empire" actor wearing a thin white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was...
Read More
Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez.
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
May 16, 2019 - 1:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said. The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into custody...
Read More
This June 5, 2015, file photo, shows the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo, File
May 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump administration grappled with straining...
Read More

Pages