Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and false...

Smollett case revives questions on Laquan McDonald, justice

CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. ...

1 dead, 2 sick from Legionnaires' at Illinois senior center

CHICAGO (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a senior living center in suburban Chicago has left one resident dead and two others sickened, health officials said Wednesday. ...

Suspected serial killer stayed under the radar, but how?

CHICAGO (AP) — When a police detective said last week that a man suspected of strangling a suburban Chicago teen in 1976 may have killed as many as a dozen girls and young women, the question that scr...

Chicago chief's firing again rattles confidence in force

CHICAGO (AP) — The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a department that, under his leadership, was seeking to restore public confidenc...

Evidence tampering alleged in police chief firing case

CHICAGO (AP) — A female Chicago police officer who was reportedly seen on video drinking with and kissing the now-fired police superintendent the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV ...

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...