Chicago thermometers hit the 100 degree mark Wednesday afternoon -- and nowhere was this more noticable than on the streets and CTA stops.At the Kedzie "L" stop, the CTA attendant swapped out her usual post for a spot on top of the staircase."
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has taken his work to Israel this week, going on what his office is calling an educational mission. Before he left, Quinn told reporters his trip would mostly focus on Israel's green technology efforts."
Nearly 80,000 people were still in the dark Thursday afternoon following strong thunderstorms earlier this week, with the vast majority of outages in the northern suburbs.According to Commonwealth Edison, Waukegan, Gurnee and Crystal Lake are still experiencing substantial outages.
A new study shows race could play a role in traffic stops across Illinois.An Illinois Department of Transportation and University of Illinois at Chicago study of traffic stops in 2010 found that minorities are more likely to be cited or to be asked for a consent search than white drivers.
Cook County will soon be one of the most expensive places in Illinois to get a marriage or civil union license. The Cook County Board voted Tuesday to raise the fee from $40 to $60.Commissioner Joan Murphy sponsored the ordinance.
Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley could soon have fewer bodyguards to rely on. Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters Tuesday that a security analysis at the end of the summer will decide whether or not Daley still needs protection.