President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama won't be the first to build something on the future site of the Obama presidential library.A sizable portion of the Obama Presidential Center, as the library is officially known, is likely to rise on the same spot as one of the major exhibition...

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The bonds were sold at an interest rate yield of 7.25 percent.

That's an improvement from this winter, when the...

No sooner had President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama chosen historic Jackson Park for his presidential library than neighboring Woodlawn began to dream big.

Real estate developers see the project, to be built near the Museum of Science and Industry at a cost of at least $500 million,...

The Elgin Police Department is sweeping a house in the 200 block of National Street following a call for a domestic disturbance. Two inmates who took control of a Cook County Jail housing area for several hours Thursday and injured another inmate are expected to face charges in the incident, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Police were called to the home at about p.m., Lalley said. Two Chicago police officers have been relieved of their police powers after department brass made the preliminary determination that they violated policy when they fired their weapons in an incident that killed an 18-year-old man, a police spokesman said Friday night. Chicago police are investigating an attack on a man who died two days after suffering critical injuries in a fight last week in the Bridgeport neighborhood. Sunday at Stroger Hospital after an incident in the 3000 block of South Normal Avenue,...

The sheriff’s office on Friday released short video clips recorded Thursday of one of... As Drew Peterson wrapped up his 25-minute speech in court Friday, he turned in his chair and spoke directly to the prosecutor he tried to have killed.

Two men have been killed and four others wounded since Friday morning in city shootings, police said. in the 2000 block of North Laporte in the city's Belmont Cragin neighborhood, said Officer Thomas Sweeney. "And Jim Glasgow, there was never any intent to have you killed," he said in a matter-of-fact tone, as prosecutors objected. The Chicago Board of Education sold 0 million in bonds Friday to help pay for projects including millions of dollars worth of plumbing repairs to address lead problems in schools.

Le Roy Martin Jr., presiding judge of the criminal division, named Patricia...

Months after separate paths — one for pedestrians, the other for bicyclists — opened along a short stretch of the North Side's lakefront, it's now the South Side's turn.

City officials plan to break ground Sunday on a project that will create similarly separated trails, initially between 31st and...