Illinois' two U.S. senators see the growing Occupy Wall Street movement in very different ways. Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk criticized the Occupy Wall Street movement, including the Chicago branch.He said it seems like a political and pharmacological event."
Chicago police say three people have been killed and another 20 have been injured in separate shootings over 13 hours overnight.Police say the shootings happened late Friday and early Saturday.A 29-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting across from a North Side high school about 1:20 a.m.
The mayor of Downers Grove says he's trying to keep Sara Lee's headquarters in the west suburban village.Sara Lee officials have been pretty quiet about relocating. But that all changed recently and a spokesman now says Sara Lee is thinking of moving to another suburb or downtown Chicago.
Chicago’s Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that the city will launch a large-scale bike-sharing program. The initiative is part of a broader effort to make Chicago a more bike-friendly city; a goal Mayor Rahm Emanuel has considered a high priority.The bike-sharing program is
On Friday, Sept. 16 the Chicago blues scene lost another elder statesman. Eight Forty-Eight's Jason Marck offered this remembrance of Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.In the last 12 months, Chicago blues fans said goodbye to Little Smokey Smothers, Pinetop Perkins, Lacy Gibson and Honeyboy Edwards.