Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Elderly man victim of attempted carjacking on Southwest Side

An elderly man was hit in the face during an attempted carjacking late Tuesday in the Gage Park neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side, police said. 

About 11:45 p.m., three men tried to take a car belonging to a 72-year-old man, police said. At some point, the motorist was hit in the eye with...

Duchossois family donates $100 million to University of Chicago Medicine

A prominent Chicago-area family is giving $100 million to University of Chicago Medicine to research how the immune system, bacteria in the body and genetics can work together to keep people healthy.

The donation from the Duchossois family is the largest single gift to University of Chicago Medicine...

Madigan back in shadows this spring after Rauner's attacks

For much of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's term, longtime Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan was a highly visible and very vocal critic.

Though Madigan historically has operated behind the scenes to take down opponents without much fanfare — it's not for nothing he earned the nickname "The...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Man shot dead in Englewood

A 29-year-old man was fatally shot just before 7:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. 

He was shot in the head, groin, shoulder and abdomen while he was in the 700 block of West Marquette Road, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate...

CPS considers new science requirements for HS graduation

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday is set to approve a series of changes to high school graduation requirements that will make one credit each in biology, chemistry and physics — plus a financial literacy course — compulsory.

Those new requirements are in addition to a previously announced...

Lawsuit: Jesse Jackson Jr. incurred $131,000 in unpaid legal fees

A Chicago law firm that represented Jesse Jackson Jr. in his divorce proceedings filed against the former congressman Tuesday, claiming he incurred $131,000 in unpaid legal fees.

Berger Schatz LLC, a law firm specialized in divorce and family law, alleges Jackson Jr. “acknowledged the reasonableness...

DCFS under fire after closing abuse probes quickly

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigators are overwhelmed by high caseloads and are being pressured to quickly close their abuse probes, even when they have not performed basic tasks like contacting police and doctors, according to several experts and lawmakers who spoke...