| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Illinois' youth prison system is violating the constitutional rights of inmates by failing to provide adequate mental health care and education and by unnecessarily keeping youths in solitary confinement, three court-appointed experts found this week....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Almost two weeks after Andrew O'Connell was badly beaten on the Near West Side, his family is waiting for him to recover and looking to find out what happened that night.
Police have no suspects in custody and limited information on what happened about...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:12 AM
A Chicago police officer and two other people were injured in overnight fires that displaced at least 10 people from Lawndale and Englewood neighborhood homes.
The 31-year-old police officer was injured in an extra-alarm fire in the Harrison Court...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:44 AM
Police are questioning one man in connection with the sexual assault of a man just after midnight Thursday morning at a park in the Loop, according to police.
A man in his 20s was taken in good condition to Rush University Medical Center after he was...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Plainfield teen Caley Trepac knows all too well just how intimidating and downright scary a hospital can be for a child.
She spent nearly a week at Rush University Medical Center a year ago, undergoing brain decompression surgery for a pair of rare...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A few years ago, Eva J. Cruz was the keynote speaker at a Catholic conference in California, where she spoke about her experiences as a Catholic single mother.
The Aurora resident's speech was titled "Hanging on by my Fingernails."
"What she said...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Beleaguered Sacred Heart Hospital, whose owner faces federal charges in an alleged kickback and health care fraud scheme, abruptly shut down today.
The Illinois Department of Public Health received a phone call today informing officials that the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:47 AM
A 6-year-old boy riding in a car with his mom was shot on the West Side overnight, according to police, the boy among at least 14 people shot, two fatally, since Friday afternoon across the city.
The boy suffered a graze wound to the shoulder and his...
| Aug 4, 2013
For most people, attending a relative's wedding is a happy occasion. But for one Highland Park couple, seeing their son socialize and dance qualified as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
"Ethan was just so appropriate ... so engaged in life," said Rebecca...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Rabeea K. Choudhary is joining the staff of Sanford Aberdeen Clinic as a nephrologist.
She specializes in diagnosing and treating kidney disease. Conditions she typically treats include hypertension, acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease and post...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Four people were injured in a car crash at Ogden Avenue and Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood overnight, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The crash happened about 2:30 a.m.
One person's injuries left them in serious-to-critical...