A woman was sexually assaulted on a trail in south suburban Matteson while she walking to catch a Metra train early Thursday.
The National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., has granted Northwestern University’s request to review the Chicago NLRB regional director’s March 26 decision to let the Wildcats football team vote to form a union.
A Chicago City Council committee has approved a ban on plastic bags at most retailers in the city.
Three men are facing federal charges for a series of armed robberies at gas stations, jewelry stores and other business throughout Chicago and several suburbs.
Police say a despondent man tried to commit suicide by filling his southwest suburban home with natural gas the day after his brother died of a brain tumor.
Dozens of letters to a Cook County judge praise Carla Oglesby, a former aide to then-County Board President Todd Stroger as a humble, helpful, kind person. Prosecutors see her differently. Oglesby was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for money-laundering.
Cook County prosecutors are seeking 14-year prison sentences for the three out-of-town protesters known as the NATO 3, according to a 48-page prosecution memo.