Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell.
John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer also known as "Pogo the Clown", lived in his suburban Chicago home in Norwood Park from 1971 until December 1978 when he was arrested, and all of his known murders were committed there.
The wife of “Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes took to Twitter Sunday to announce the heartbreaking death of their 3-year-old daughter who suffered from a severe form of childhood epilepsy, according to reports.
A 7-year-old with special needs was named an honorary captain for an Illinois youth football team.
Every passenger was forced to deplane to allow the aircraft to be cleaned.
A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.
A girl who was shot in the head by a stray bullet Monday night in south suburban Harvey died Tuesday on her 12th birthday.
A man was taken into custody Friday after reportedly driving a black SUV through a Chicago-area mall and a witness captured video of the terrifying incident.
Bail was denied Thursday for a 29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl last month — and the alleged culprit was captured when the girl’s dad tricked him into coming over and then held him at knifepoint until cops arrived.
Jail personnel moved R. Kelly on Tuesday into the general inmate population despite earlier concerns - apparently shared at one point by the singer - that other inmates could try to hurt him because of his celebrity status or because he is accused of sexually assaulting minors, federal prosecutors in Chicago said in a new court filing.
A 2-year-old girl died Tuesday in Orland Park after suffering a serious head injury at a clothing store, according to the Orland Park Police Department.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new law Tuesday requiring insurance companies to cover the cost of EpiPen injectors for children with severe allergies.
The state of Illinois will soon ban anyone under 21 from purchasing tobacco.
New research shows 1 in 7 U.S. adults have tried electronic cigarettes. That's an increase but it's offset by a small decline in the number currently using the devices.