A South Side man who twice impregnated a minor teen had part of his ear bitten off by his young paramour’s brother, Cook County prosecutors said Friday.
Anthony Porter is angry. He’s come within hours of being executed after he was convicted of killing two people. He was freed from Death Row after another man, Alstory Simon, confessed to the murders. He got a pardon, but he didn’t get a dime when he sued the city and the cops for framing him. And now, there’s a serious push to strip away what little Porter has left: his claim of innocence.
One man was killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, officials said. Two 16-year-old boys were among the wounded.
Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, who’s already walked across Niagra Falls, wants to do a walk in Chicago. He was in the city Thursday to scout sites but says the city’s two tallest buildings — the Willis Tower and the Trump International Hotel and Tower — likely aren’t suitable.
A woman was in at least serious condition after she was pulled from Lake Michigan in the Loop Friday night.
A Cook County jury awarded $14 million Friday to an Elmwood Park woman who suffered a severe stroke after taking prescribed birth control medication. She is now wheelchair-bound and requires 24-hour care, according to her attorneys, Clifford Law Offices. Mariola Zapalski, 37, suffered the stroke after taking the drug Yasmin for 13 days.
A careening pickup truck crashed into a storefront Friday afternoon, injuring five people. The crash happened about 2:35 p.m. near the Farmers Food Basket at 71st Street and King Drive in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. The truck hit a sedan, then crashed into the …
Illinois joined the long list of states that have received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday, which means its school districts won’t be punished financially or labeled as failures if all students don’t score …
As his son — the South Side rapper Big Glo — lay in an open casket inside Holy Temple Cathedral in Harvey, Richard Holmes stepped outside with a pack of cigarettes in his hand and guilt on his mind.
“You can say I blame myself …
A 14-year-old boy was standing on the front porch with his cousin Wednesday when another teenager, who was accompanied by two others, allegedly asked him if he was a “GD.”
Lake County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate found early Friday morning.
The Chicago Police Department is deploying bikes for use by patrol officers in 20 targeted zones that have had a history of high rates of violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced Friday.
The boy was shot in the leg about 8:45 p.m. after he walked past two males in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Despite a pledge by CPS not to allow any charter schools to move into the dozens of schools that were shuttered last year, a charter school principal on Thursday night proposed doing just that. Legacy Charter School Principal Lisa Kenner said her 500 students are running out of room and proposed buying Pope Elementary, 1852 S. Albany, from Chicago Public Schools
Some Lake View residents were in an uproar Thursday over CTA plans to raze up to 19 buildings and create an elevated bypass just north of Belmont to address a major bottleneck involving the Red, Purple and Brown Line trains.
An aging ex-con who deliberately got caught robbing a bank so that he could go back to prison had his wish fulfilled Thursday by a federal judge.