A man who killed his wife and then himself earlier this week in southwest suburban Lockport Township told family that he feared he and his wife had contracted the coronavirus, according to police.
Anthony Ponzi is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and several misdemeanor charges, including battery DUI and resisting arrest, Chicago police said.
A suburban Chicago restaurant is offering a unique perk with every to-go order in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak: a roll of toilet paper.
The total number of infected people at the nursing home is 42 – 30 residents and 12 staff members.
Penguins at Shedd Aquarium went on a “field trip” around the aquarium after it closed its doors for two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor of Illinois announced Sunday that all bars and restaurants to close as of Monday night through March 30. Drive thru, delivery and curbside pickup will be allowed.
Thousands of people waited hours in line at O'Hare Airport customs on Saturday, apparently because of new coronavirus screening procedures, prompting the governor of Illinois to tweet, "the federal government needs to get its s@#t together. NOW."
Chicago bars were packed Saturday afternoon into the evening as revelers celebrated St. Patrick's Day a few days early and ignored warnings about the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is working with organizers from Chicago’s downtown, South Side and Northwest Side parades, as well as the annual Dyeing of the Chicago River, to reschedule those events for a later date.
The Illinois Supreme Court rejected former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett's request to throw out charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago.
A 48-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the abuse and abandonment of a dog found last month in southwest suburban Willow Springs.
ICE says the suspect, identified as Christopher Puente, was in Chicago police custody last year on theft charges. The agency says police should have handed him over to ICE, but because Chicago’s a sanctuary city, Puente was let go.
Chicago Public Schools is officially doing away with Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day, according to a report.
Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.
Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phony attack was real.
A former U.S. Marine and DEA supervisory special agent broke the Guinness World Record for holding a plank. George Hood, 62, held the plank for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.
Rod Blagojevich was released from prison Tuesday night and arrived home in Chicago Wednesday morning after President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of the former Illinois governor.
Ten juveniles were among the 19 people shot in Chicago over the weekend.
At least six people were wounded in a shooting Friday in Parkway Gardens on the South Side.
If the allegations are true, the teacher’s comments would be a violation of the district’s anti-discrimination policy.