9 Jul 2022
A man is in police custody after an hours-long manhunt near the Chicago suburb of Highland Park where a deadly shooting took place during an Independence Day parade.
7 Jul 2022
A man accused of opening fire on a Fourth of July parade near Chicago has been charged with seven counts of murder, officials say. Robert Crimo, 21, would be punished "for the killing spree he has unleashed against our community", Lake County State Attorney Eric Rinehart said.
15 Feb 2022
As climate change continues to take effect, we are all going to have to change the way we behave in order to survive. That's the conclusion of Eric Klinenberg, a professor of social science at New York University who's written a book focusing on the extreme 1995 heatwave in Chicago. Temperatures there hit over 41°C, killing hundreds of people. Klinenberg says it's not just infrastructure that will have to change, but the whole way we interact with our families and those living around us.
1 Oct 2021
Barack and Michelle Obama break ground on their presidential library and center, launching a project the former president said would produce the next generation of American leaders.
25 Aug 2021
The Chi-Town native is set to host the third listening party series for his tenth studio album, Donda, on Thursday at Chicago’s Soldier Field for 38,000 fans – reduced from the original 63,000 maximum capacity.
2 Aug 2021
One of America's largest events -- Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago -- is underway this weekend, to the delight of fans and to the despair of others. The four day music festival is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to downtown Chicago each day, at a moment when coronavirus cases are on the rise and vaccinations have plateaued. Lollapalooza has said their policy is for unvaccinated people to wear masks and show a recent negative Covid test.
18 May 2021
Images from the Chicago Fire Department show the moment a desperate cat leap from the 5th floor of a burning multi-story apartment building in Chicago on Thursday afternoon. The black cat appears through the thick smoke at a broken window and pauses for a second before taking the plunge. Onlookers gasp as the cat falls gracefully through the air before landing on his feet with a bounce on the grass.
11 Jun 2020
New York City and Chicago joined other major US cities in ending curfews as peaceful protests continued on the streets. Officials in several US cities said they would overhaul their police and public safety departments.
4 Apr 2019
Chicago has elected an African-American woman as its mayor for the first time. Lori Lightfoot, who is charged with tackling one of the US' worst city gun crime problems, is also Chicago’s first gay mayor.
10 Feb 2019
Joseph Hinrichs, president of global operations at Ford, discusses the company's $1 billion investment in two Chicago factories that build high-profit sport-utility vehicles.
6 Oct 2018
A white former police officer was found guilty of murder for firing the 16 shots that killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago in 2014.