VIDEO: Six killed on I-55 after 'dust storm' causes large crash in downstate Illinois
A windstorm in south-central Illinois kicked up clouds of dust on Monday, causing numerous crashes that killed at least six people on Interstate 55, police said.
WATCH: Chicago's Wills Tower zapped by lightning amid severe storms
A Chicago-based videographer captured several vivid bolts around 10 p.m. Tuesday during a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, including one strike hitting the Willis Tower.
Theater roof collapses: 1 killed and 28 injured as storms rock Chicago area
A band was reportedly playing on stage at the time of the collapse.
Illinois woman finds husband's body in closet with Christmas decorations 8 months after disappearance
Richard Maedge’s body was found on Dec. 11, 2022 – nearly eight months after he went missing. His wife told police she had gone to a concealed closet area to retrieve a tote containing Christmas decorations, when she found Richard’s body.
Illinois EMTs charged with murder after strapping man to gurney facedown
Body cam video shows the events leading up to the death of Earl L. Moore Jr. when police and EMS workers were called to his residence in December.
Caterpillar fined $145K after worker falls into pot of molten iron, OSHA says
The employee fell into an 11-foot-deep pot of molten iron heated to more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and was "immediately incinerated," OSHA said.
Highland Park shooting suspect pleads not guilty to parade massacre charges
The suspected gunman behind the Highland Park Fourth of July shooting pleaded not guilty Wednesday to all 117 felony charges in the deadly attack as his parents told reporters they "deeply regret the actions their son had taken."
Former ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris sentenced to 12 years in prison on child porn, solicitation charges
Prosecutors say former "Cheer" star Jerry Harris used "his status as a competitive cheerleader, his social media persona, and eventually his celebrity and money, to persuade and entice" young victims.
Highland Park shooting suspect: Who is Robert E. Crimo III?
The Highland Park shooting suspect fired over 70 rounds and then evaded initial capture by dressing as a woman and blending into the fleeing crowd, police said.
Family of Highland Park shooting suspect release statement, retain lawyers
Tweets posted by Steve Greenberg, a criminal defense attorney at Greenberg Trial Lawyers, stated the family of the suspected gunman in the Highland Park shooting has retained two lawyers to represent them.
Highland Park shooting: Biden orders flags flown at half-staff
President Joe Biden tweeted on Monday calling the mass shooting “senseless” and said he has not given up “fighting the epidemic on gun violence.”
Illinois gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey says let’s ‘move on’ after Highland Park parade shooting
Illinois GOP Sen. Darren Bailey made the comment in a Facebook live less than two hours after six people were killed and dozens of others were injured.
Video shows Illinois officer, highway worker save man from jumping off bridge
Dramatic video captured by a dashcam in Massac County, Illinois, shows the moment a sheriff’s deputy and a highway worker saved a man as he tried to jump off a bridge.
Illinois bans 'ghost guns,' becoming first Midwestern state to do so
The sale and possession of "ghost guns" in Illinois became illegal Wednesday after Gov.J.B. Pritzker signed a bill aimed at eliminating the unserialized firearms.
'I have the biggest d*** in Chicago': Lightfoot berated park district lawyer over Columbus statue, suit claims
A lawsuit was filed against the City of Chicago and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wednesday, claiming she used obscene language and defamed a former Chicago Park District lawyer who was involved in the Christopher Columbus statue controversy in 2021.
Illinois pileup with 100+ vehicles shuts down I-39 for hours amid winter storm
A winter storm was blamed for multiple crashes across Illinois, including a 100+ vehicle pileup on I-39 that closed the highway for hours.
Video shows Weiner's Circle customer throwing brick through door after being told to wear mask
Owners of The Wiener’s Circle restaurant posted this footage on Twitter showing the customer throwing snowballs at staff when he was refused service. He then reportedly came back with a brick.
Chicago teacher quarantines in plane’s bathroom for 4 hours after testing positive for COVID-19
A woman who flew to Iceland last week said she quarantined in a bathroom for four hours after finding out, mid-flight, that she had COVID-19, according to reports.
Amazon, OSHA promise review after tornado destroys warehouse, killing 6
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration opened an investigation into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, killing six people.
Father of 3 beaten to death while putting up Christmas lights outside Gage Park home
A father of three was beaten to death Saturday while putting up Christmas lights outside his Gage Park home on the Southwest Side.