Police: No indication restaurant staff heard racial comment

CHICAGO (AP) — Police investigating an incident at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings found no indication that workers heard a white patron mention the race of a group of black customers when he asked ...

Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he'...

Chicago's top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will announce his retirement after more than three years leading the department he joined as a patrolman in 1988. Johnson e...

Researchers: Chicago must overhaul homicide investigations

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department must make significant changes in the way it investigates homicides in a city where more than half of killings go unsolved, a police research group said in ...

AP-NORC poll: Halloween plans, from candy to costumed pets

CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for kids this Halloween: They'll likely come home with a bigger pile of candy than of healthy snacks while out trick-or-treating. Americans have a wide v...

Trump's visit to Chicago creates stir before he even arrives

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's visit to Chicago is stirring up a tempest even before he arrives in the city that he's repeatedly derided as the poster child of urban violence and dysfuncti...

Police chief skipping Trump's 1st Chicago visit as president

CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's appearance next week at a police chiefs conference will be his first visit as president to Chicago, a city he has ridiculed for years. The city's top cop plans to skip th...

Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall on Tuesday allowed the law...

Affordable housing among striking Chicago teachers' demands

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago teachers who are seeking smaller class sizes and higher pay also are demanding that the nation's third-largest city do more to lower housing costs and put more resource...

Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents are leaning on family, friends and community groups with teachers in the nation's third-largest school district on strike. The strike based on a "socia...

Chicago's top cop: Medication mistake led to falling asleep

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top police officer says his failure to take the proper blood pressure medication caused him to feel lightheaded as he drove home late at night this week. Pol...

Chicago teachers strike in nation's 3rd largest district

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are on strike after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district. Picket lines are going up Thursday morning after...

Chicago teachers' contract talks about more than money

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor announced Wednesday that the city's public schools would be closed on Thursday in anticipation of an expected strike by the city's 25,000 teachers. A strike in the natio...

R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle

CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly's life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the ...

Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Smollett probe

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to th...