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CHA saved millions while residents ...

CHA saved millions while residents waited, report says

Agency collected federal housing dollars intended for vouchers but didn't spend the money

For the first time in more than five years, the Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting list and is issuing housing choice vouchers to 3,000 new residents who need help paying their rent, officials with the agency said.






Aldermen setting cannabis dispensar...

Aldermen setting cannabis dispensary regulations

Up to 13 locations for medical marijuana will be allowed in city

Aldermen took steps Tuesday to further limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in the city.






Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014

Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014

Art collector, donor championed young Chicago artists

A fixture in Chicago's art community for more than 55 years, Ruth Horwich championed young artists and donated significant pieces to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art.






Long night on water, then rescue

Long night on water, then rescue

Highland Park boy, 9, and family relieved after kayak disappearance

Ever since Tommy Alter was diagnosed with severe food allergies as a baby, his parents have been vigilant about keeping him safe, even handing out printed cards that list what he can't eat.






Chicago aldermen endorse higher pho...

Chicago aldermen endorse higher phone fees

Everyone with a phone billed to a Chicago address would be hit with a 911 fee increase by Oct. 1 under a measure the City Council Finance Committee endorsed Tuesday.






Tinley Park couple aiming for Runne...

Tinley Park couple aiming for Runner's World cover

A Tinley Park man is hoping his family's story will land on the cover of Runner's World.






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Flood threatens Pauley Pavilion cou...

Flood threatens Pauley Pavilion court

A massive water-main break that flooded parts of UCLA's campus, including Pauley Pavilion, threatened to ruin the Bruins' home floor and do similar damage to other buildings Tuesday.
3 rescued after sailboat capsizes n...

3 rescued after sailboat capsizes near Monroe Harbor

High winds from the storms that hit downtown Chicago Tuesday night capsized a boat near Monroe Harbor.
Kevin Durant: LeBron move 'classy'

Kevin Durant: LeBron move 'classy'

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant congratulated LeBron James on his decision to return to Cleveland but says he's not sure if he'll play for his hometown Wizards when he becomes a free agent.
Silva-Diaz to headline Jan. 31 card

Silva-Diaz to headline Jan. 31 card

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to action Jan. 31 in a 185-pound contest against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in Las Vegas.
Police seek man in connection with ...

Police seek man in connection with Long Beach burglary spree

The Long Beach Police Department released surveillance video showing a man they're calling a person of interest.
Evanston plastic bag ban to impact ...

Evanston plastic bag ban to impact 27 large stores

Plastic shopping bags will be banned from large stores in Evanston starting August 1.

NBC Chicago

Bears' Kelvin Hayden Out for Season

Bears' Kelvin Hayden Out for Season

Kelvin Hayden was valuable as a back-up cornerback in 2012, but he won't be able to help the Bears this season. The team announced today he is out for the season with a torn hamstring that will require surgery.Photo Credit: Getty Images
Matteson Officials Sue to Close Lin...

Matteson Officials Sue to Close Lincoln Mall

Lawsuit cites more than 25 fire, safety and building code violations at the town's mall.Photo Credit: Charlie Wojciechowski
Key Home Games in the Bulls' 2013-1...

Key Home Games in the Bulls' 2013-14 Season

The 2013-13 Chicago Bulls season may be one of the most anticipated since the 2010-11 season.Photo Credit: Getty Images
First Of Expected Dolphin Calves Bo...

First Of Expected Dolphin Calves Born At Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo welcomes a new baby dolphin.Photo Credit: Brookfield Zoo
Opinion: Let's Drug Test Politician...

Opinion: Let's Drug Test Politicians, Too

It doesn't affect my life if a baseball player or a sprinter uses performance enhancing drugs. But a politician? Hell, yeah!Photo Credit: AP
"Madhouse on Madison" Signs Taken D...

"Madhouse on Madison" Signs Taken Down at UC

Fans familiar with the red Madhouse on Madison signs at the United Center will be in for a surprise in September, as the signs have been removed in favor of new LED boards.Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com

CBS2 Chicago

Abreu Hits 31st Homer, White Sox Po...

Abreu Hits 31st Homer, White Sox Pound Tigers 11-4

Jose Abreu celebrates with  Alexei Ramirex after hitting a two run homer.   (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)DETROIT (AP) ? Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs, part of a seven-run seventh inning that sent the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. […]
Non-Profit Paying For Funeral Servi...

Non-Profit Paying For Funeral Services Of Barrington Infant Who Starved To Death

A cross is held aloft. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) The community of Barrington is preparing to bury the seven-month-old girl who police say was starved to death by her parents in January.
Lombard Police Cracking Down On Dri...

Lombard Police Cracking Down On Drivers Using Handheld Cell Phones

(Credit: Thinkstock) Lombard Police say they are cracking down on drivers using hand held cell phones, reports WBBM's Kimberly Easton.
Quinn, Rauner Spending Big On Early...

Quinn, Rauner Spending Big On Early TV Ads

Governor Pat Quinn (Left) and Bruce Rauner (Right) (Credit: CBS)Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has joined challenger Bruce Rauner on TV, with an unusually early series of campaign commercials.
Police Release Video Of Long Beach,...

Police Release Video Of Long Beach, Ind. Burglary Suspect

Police released surveillance video of a suspect in a series of robberies last Saturday. (Credit: Long Beach Police)Police in Long Beach, Indiana have released surveillance images of a person of interest in a series of burglaries last Saturday.
Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Iowa?s...

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Iowa?s Scherff A Freak Among Men

Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)At 315 pounds himself, Brandon Sherff has famously cleaned 443 pounds three times.

My Fox Chicago

7 Charged With Mortgage Fraud

7 Charged With Mortgage Fraud

Seven people, including the co-owner of a Chicago condominium building and two loan officers, were part of a scheme to fraudulently buy mortgage loans totaling more than $8.8 million from various lenders, then keep the money, federal authorities alleged Thursday.

Teen Used Shotgun to Rob Classmates

Teen Used Shotgun to Rob Classmates

A 16-year-old Waukegan boy, Elijah Murphy, is being held on $500,000 bond this week, charged as an adult with armed robbery after he allegedly used a shotgun to rob a classmate and two others on a north suburban Waukegan street.

Handcuffed Boy Escapes Chicago Poli...

Handcuffed Boy Escapes Chicago Police

A boy arrested on a juvenile warrant Thursday night somehow escaped from a West Side police station.

Church in Evanston Damaged by Storm

Church in Evanston Damaged by Storm

Bricks came crashing down off a church in Evanston on Thursday night as storms rolled through.

Elderly Woman Killed by Car

Elderly Woman Killed by Car

An 81-year-old woman, Tasoula Metropolos, was crossing the street Thursday night on the North Side when a Chevy Tahoe slammed into her and ended her life.

Hazmat Called for Possible Cyanide ...

Hazmat Called for Possible Cyanide Death

Police and Lake County, Ind., hazmat authorities are investigating the death of a 58-year-old Northwest Indiana man Wednesday night after a chemical believed to cyanide was found at the scene.

Chicago Breaking News

3 rescued from Lake Michigan after ...

3 rescued from Lake Michigan after storm overturns sailboat

Three men were rescued from Lake Michigan after the sailboat they were on overturned this evening as a storm with heavy winds passed through the area, officials said.






Lawsuit: Plastic surgeon illegally ...

Lawsuit: Plastic surgeon illegally used woman's photos, labeled them 'cocaine nose'

A woman who says her Chicago plastic surgeon posted before and after photos of her facial reconstruction surgery on his website without her consent, labeling them “cocaine nose,” filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Cook County circuit court.






4 wounded in separate shootings

4 wounded in separate shootings

Three teenage men and a woman were shot during separate attacks on the West and South Sides.






Aldermen setting cannabis dispensar...

Aldermen setting cannabis dispensary regulations

Up to 13 locations for medical marijuana will be allowed in city

Aldermen took steps Tuesday to further limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located in the city.






Man charged with murder after victi...

Man charged with murder after victim dies 10 days after Palatine beating

A man already charged with beating a man outside a Palatine bar earlier this month has been charged with first degree murder and was arrested on a $2 million warrant, police said today.
Masked intruders break into Aurora ...

Masked intruders break into Aurora home and injure three residents, police say

Three people were injured when four masked intruders forced their way into an Aurora residence early today, according to police.






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