Carol Jamieson Brown was in her early 20s when she told her pastor she had answered a call from God to pursue ministry and enrolled in seminary. But he put the brakes on her plans — he didn’t acknowledge women ministers. Many years later she found room. Only 11 percent of American congregations were led by women in 2012, said Duke University Sociology Professor Mark Chaves.
Two men have been killed and 10 other people wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago since Friday evening.
A Rogers Park woman was killed in a crash early Saturday in on the Tri-State Tollway near Schiller Park.
A commuter was permanently disfigured after another CTA passenger slashed him in the face with a hunting knife, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday. Kevin Lee, 55, allegedly took the knife out and slashed the man from the mouth to the nose on a CTA bus …
Cmdr. Glenn Evans was released without having to post bond Thursday after Cook County prosecutors alleged he put his .45-caliber pistol “deep down” a suspect’s throat and held a Taser to the man’s groin while threatening to kill him.
A firefighter and another man were injured Friday night in a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood.
A Will County judge on Friday found Bethany McKee, 20, guilty in the 2013 murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, saying the case revealed a “stunning lack of respect for human life.”
An off-duty paramedic delivered his own baby on the Edens Expressway Friday morning.
Daniel Lynch of the Evanston Fire Department and his wife, Elizabeth, were on their way to a local hospital early Friday morning when they pulled over to deliver the baby. They were …
At least four people were seriously injured in a shuttle bus crash at O’Hare International Airport Friday.
Jaheim Benton, No. 8 on the Jackie Robinson West team, has been homeless since June, according to his mother, Devona Benton. She works as a home care provider for the elderly, but her hours were cut and the family had to split up because they couldn’t afford their South Side apartment.
A federal judge blasted the Chicago Police Department and Cook County state’s attorney’s office but dismissed a lawsuit that accused police, prosecutors and City Hall of an “official cover-up” to keep former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko from being charged in the death of David Koschman.
One cabdriver study says Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s overhaul of the taxicab industry has snatched $7,531 a year out of the average cabdriver’s pocket, dropping annual income to $20,234 or just $5.40 an hour. On Thursday, City Hall produced its own study, which paints a somewhat rosier picture: $12.14 an hour and $33,857 a year after expenses.
He’s the wandering chief of staff without a staff. Sean O’Shea is Gov. Pat Quinn’s deputy chief of staff , but he resigned Tuesday amid allegations that dozens of workers had been clouted into positions at the Illinois Department of Transportation — an agency O’Shea was charged with overseeing. And now comes news that O’Shea had a new job lined up as chief of staff to billionaire venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker, but walked away from that position this week as the IDOT hiring scandal heated up.
Starting Oct. 1, the cost to open an I-Pass account will be temporarily lowered as Illinois Tollway officials prepare for the October debut of the I-Pass-only Tri-State Tollway I-294/I-57 interchange.
As he prepared to speak alongside gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner on Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn announced $10 million in additional spending for Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage program, allowing for 600 more hires of yellow-vested workers around 27 more schools later this fall. The added …
It’s more than six years since alleged cop killer Jason Austin took his 1996 Buick to mechanic Gustavo Granados’s West Side body shop. But Granados did more for Austin than fix a couple of dents. On the stand in federal court Thursday, he gave Austin the closest thing he has to an alibi.