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Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, worked at the sprawling industrial complex in Aurora, 40 miles (65 km) west of Chicago, but did not say what may have motivated the attack.

Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to nearly seven years in black teen's death

Van Dyke could have received up to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder and up to 30 years for each of 16 counts of aggravated battery - one count for each shot he fired at 17-year-old McDonald, who was carrying a knife.


Chicago drug trafficker testifies against El Chapo at trial

In his first day on the witness stand Tuesday, Flores said he got his start as a young boy working as a translator in his father's drug-dealing operation.

Chicago home where ten kids died in fire hit with over 40 code violations

More than 40 code violations have been issued to the owner of a Chicago apartment building following a fire that killed 10 children on August 26, according to city records.

The Importance of Scrap

Chicago-based artist and urban planner Theaster Gates on art, poetic solutions to problems, and turning derelict places into experimental spaces

Northwestern University professor and Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago in stabbing case

The men are accused of killing Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, a Michigan native who had been living in Chicago, last month. Chicago police said Duranleau suffered more than 40 stab wounds, including "mutilations,'' to his upper body.


Hobos hit man to be sentenced in Chicago gang case

Paris Poe goes before a Chicago federal judge Friday a day after Hobos leader Gregory "Bowlegs'' Chester was sentenced to a 40-year prison term. Jurors found Poe carried out the most chilling of multiple Hobos murders. He fatally shot government witness Keith Daniels in 2013.

US: Police arrests two professors in brutal stabbing of Chicago man

A Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the brutal stabbing death of a Chicago man were arrested in California on Friday and will be returned to Chicago for interrogation, federal and local authorities said Friday.

Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

New census data released Thursday shows that Chicago losing more residents than any other U.S. metropolitan area

US college begins effort to fire professor for comment on Islam

Wheaton College announced its action against Larycia Hawkins in a statement on its website

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Fresh snowstorm in USA

The National Weather Service says parts of Illinois could get up to half a foot of new snow.