R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial
He faces the possibility of decades in prison for crimes including violating the Mann Act, an anti-sex trafficking law that prohibits taking anyone across state lines "for any immoral purpose." Sentencing is scheduled for May 4.
Americans win Ryder Cup in a rout
Europe has dominated the Ryder Cup, winning nine of the last 12, until getting routed along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Browns rough up rookie QB Fields, slam Bears 26-6
The former Ohio State star completed just 6 of 20 passes for 68 yards and got X-rays on his throwing hand afterward. The Bears' biggest offensive play came on a pass interference that wiped out an interception and gained 48 yards.
Bullet fired from outside hits Chicago paramedic's hat inside ER
The bullet struck the bill of the paramedic's baseball-style hat and the paramedic was not injured.
At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment
Five Amtrak cars on The Empire Builder, a train that runs from Chicago to Seattle, derailed around 3:55 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
States at disadvantage in race to recruit cybersecurity pros
In a high profile example, after warnings of weak security, Kwame Raoul's Illinois Attorney General's Office was hit by a cyber attack in April of 2021 that has cost his office an estimated $2.5 million in crisis management spending.
After threats, killings, no fans allowed at Simeon vs. Phillips football game
The Simeon-Phillips game is one of the biggest of the season for the teams.
Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism
Illinois Democrats have not yet voted on new congressional district boundaries, but with the state losing a House seat due to population loss, they are expected to remove a GOP-held district and try to make other districts more friendly to Democrats.
Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday
The complex will sit on 19 acres of the 540-acre Jackson Park and include a museum, public library branch, athletic center, children's play area and a test kitchen. Obama's presidential papers will be available in digital form.
Barring 'extreme long shot,' Arlington Park racing is ending
Saturday will be the final day of racing for the venerable track that staged the first horse race with a million-dollar purse 40 years ago and brought legitimacy to international thoroughbreds being shipped over to run in North America.