Sex trafficking survivor Brenda Myers-Powell, who advocates for prostituted people, said that those who glorify the trade should also be punished, such as some popular hip-hop stars. More>>
Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a new law on sex trafficking next month, which is another victory for advocates who've been battling to change the way people look at prostitution. More>>
The union that represents Chicago Police officers is asking a judge to delay the release of lists that name officers accused of misconduct. More>>
E15 is a new type of blended fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol, and a powerful Chicago alderman wants to pass a law requiring Chicago gas stations to carry it. More>>
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy last week in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. More>>
One person was killed and six others were wounded after a shooting Friday evening in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to fire authorities. More>>
Managers of two Illinois state fairs have been fined for soliciting and accepting free beer tickets for the events. More>>
A 41-year-old woman from Addison, Illinois, and her two daughters were shot during an attempted robbery Sunday morning in Hammond, police said. More>>
Two men charged in connection with a Brighton Park shooting last Friday that critically injured a 3-year-old boy have been ordered held without bond. More>>
There were a set of competing protests in the Loop Monday. More>>
One person is dead and an officer wounded after a police-involved shooting in the Bucktown neighborhood early Monday, officials said. More>>
Chicago Police have seized 3,900 illegal guns since the start of the year, the department announced Monday. More>>
A northwest suburban pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday after he allegedly called 911 last year and said many people would die from bombs concealed in west suburban judicial facilities. More>>
A South Side man was ordered held on $300,000 bond Saturday, after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl that he met at a Lowe’s home improvement store while he was working as a stock clerk. More>>
Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront. More>>
A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least 26 others — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. More>>
A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back. More>>
Life is moving a little faster these days. Even libraries have had to fight to matter in an increasingly e-book friendly world.
Police are searching for an 87-year-old woman who has been missing since Sunday from the South Chicago neighborhood. More>>
FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week.
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Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that will expand the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. More>>
A man from Griffith, Ind. died Sunday morning in what the Lake County Coroner’s Office has called a homicide, the Post-Tribune is reporting. More>>
One of the country's most popular music festivals starts in Chicago in a few days and that means traffic headaches for some motorists. More>>
Chicago violence is on the minds of many. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel was at two public events on Sunday afternoon but he did little to address those concerns. More>>
State child welfare officials are investigating the parents of a northwest suburban boy who died Saturday morning. More>>
Scattered thunderstorms on a balmy Sunday afternoon could be the precursor to another unseasonably cool July week in Chicago. More>>
A 28-year-old Lisle man died after crashing his motorcycle in west suburban Naperville Saturday night. More>>
Two teens were killed and two others were critically injured when the stolen vehicle they were riding in crashed early Sunday in south suburban Harvey, officials said. More>>
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure. More>>
A West Side man has been charged with the armed robbery of five passengers on a CTA Orange Line train last week. More>>
A demolition crew took the first major step in tearing down a 30-year eyesore Saturday in northwest Indiana. More>>
A North Side man was fatally struck by a car Saturday evening after running onto the Eisenhower Expressway in the West Side East Garfield Park neighborhood. More>>
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama administration chief of staff, wants to expand the city’s efforts to house young illegal immigrants from Central America, reportedly proposing to shelter an additional 1,000 of them by year's end. More>>
A Brighton Park neighborhood corner was filled with police activity after gunfire broke out late Friday night. The victim, Jason Ares, a toddler only three-years-old. More>>
Eleven-year-old Shamiya Adams won’t only be missed by her family… she is being mourned by an entire community. Hundreds gathered to celebrate her life at the Living Word Christian Center in west suburban Forest Park Saturday. Shamiya was killed by a stray bullet last week.
Three men in face paint and wigs robbed a bank in south suburban Lansing Friday afternoon, according to the FBI. More>>
Principal Joshua VanderJagt of Ogden International School has asked to be reassigned after an incident arose in recent months involving anti-Semetic bullying between students at the school. More>>
Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience. More>>
Three people are in custody Saturday in a Southwest Side shooting that left a 3-year-old boy critically injured Friday evening, police said. More>>
An employee at O’Hare International Airport was charged with theft after he allegedly stole items from military foot lockers that were meant to be shipped overseas. More>>
Karen Wessel was so caring, her sister says she would cut each grape and cherry in half before serving them. More>>
Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago's gun violence. More>>
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to fight for Republican Bruce Rauner in what he called one of the most important governor's races nationwide. Christie and Rauner stopped at a Portillo's restaurant downtown Chicago on Friday before heading to an evening fundraiser. More>>
A Chicago Lawn man is the second to be charged with the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old cab driver in 2013 on the South Side. More>>
A northwest suburban man who was hanging out of the window of his ex-girlfriend’s car and attacked her as she drove to a police station was convicted of several felonies Friday and faces up to 30 years in prison. More>>
One person is in custody in connection to armed robberies on the CTA Orange Line, police say.
Several events, protests and closures in the Loop are bound to cause major traffic headaches for downtown commuters during Friday evening’s rush. More>>
Police have located a 10-year-old girl missing from north suburban Skokie since Thursday night. More>>
Three teenagers were hurt in a rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive early Friday afternoon. More>>
Even before Tevin Lee fired at a group of boys in West Garfield Park, a friend told Lee the rival he hoped to punish wasn’t there, Cook County prosecutors said. More>>
The family of an Arlington Heights woman is grieving her death after trying to save three boys drowning in a northern Wisconsin lake. More>>
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acknowledging that the city needs to take steps to restore public trust in the red-light camera program after an unexplained spike in the number of tickets. More>>
The weekend will kick off with a round of storms Friday evening, and the wet, warm weather is expected to continue through Sunday.
If you and the family find yourself in Bourbonnais for Chicago Bears training camp and are looking for more than just some football fun, we’re your official tour guide for the area. More>>
One person was killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday. More>>
A 66-year-old man Cook County prosecutors described as a “member of the clergy” allegedly gave a minor a copy of the Kama Sutra and said he kissed her because she was “shy” and he “wanted her to be more confident.” More>>
Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges. More>>
The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to tour a new Chicago center that authorities hope will help stem gun-related violence in the nation's third latest city. More>>
The Chicago Bears open up training camp Friday morning and tens of thousands of fans will be descending on Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, in the days ahead, to get an opportunity to see their favorite players up-close. More>>
A fight between two teenage boys is apparently what triggered the shooting that killed an 11-year-old girl as she attended a west side sleepover last weekend.
Keeping your kids safe in some Chicago neighborhoods gets tougher in the summer months when violence can push the city to the tipping point. Looking to combat the bloodshed, a unique partnership is getting young adults who need jobs together with young children who need mentors.
The top two finalists on Hell’s Kitchen were from Chicago and Chicagoan Scott Commings took home the top prize.
Esther Chereck of Skokie had to wait 22 years before seeing an arrest made in the 1992 murder of her 15-year-old son, David. More>>
A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off... More>>
Police have located a 9-year-old girl who had not returned to her Hermosa neighborhood home from school Thursday afternoon on the Northwest Side.
A 25-year-old Portage man has been charged in the shooting death of a Gary police officer. More>>
New federal data show Illinois received 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border this year. More>>
Kenneth Jackson didn’t like the alleged comments Simeon High School football player Michael Flournoy made to his daughter.
A south suburban man is the second to be charged and ordered held without bond for fatally shooting one man and wounding two others almost two months ago in Englewood. More>>
A Chicago teenager has been released from the hospital after appearing to faint at a campaign event where the Illinois governor ended up kneeling over him and holding his hand before an ambulance arrived. More>>
A Chicago woman has created a Facebook page to help musicians find their stolen gear. More>>
Gov. Pat Quinn has blasted a new commercial by his Republican opponent in which headlines from news stories appear doctored. More>>
The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straight month of across-the-board decreases. More>>
Two men are facing murder charges after police officers witnessed a fatal drive-by shooting early Tuesday in the Southwest Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood. More>>
Police surrounded a home in southwest suburban Oak Lawn Thursday morning after callers demanded ransom and claimed they were holding the residents hostage. More>>
A north suburban man being sought for domestic battery was found hiding in an attic, and when police closed in, he fought with an officer and struck a police dog, according to police. More>>
Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws. More>>
Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers. More>>
A northwest suburban man donned a hood and tried to kidnap a girl outside her north suburban home Wednesday night, according to police. More>>
If you grew up in Chicago like FOX 32 anchor Corey McPherrin did, you probably have your favorite hot dog stand and Italian beef place in the neighborhood. An you probably have you favorite pizzeria! More>>
A 16-year-old boy died in a shooting less than a block away from his home Wednesday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. More>>
Sometimes you’re just having one of those days where nothing is going right and all you need to hear is a compliment. More>>
Cook County buildings will be getting greener. More>>
A Vietnam War veteran from southwest suburban Yorkville had another reason to celebrate Independence Day this year.
A 16-year-old boy was killed and six others were wounded in shootings across the city Wednesday. More>>
Residents are being strongly urged to take precautions against mosquitoes because West Nile virus has been found in Griffith, Ind. More>>
Illinois’ official state insect, the monarch butterfly, is nearly endangered. Now, home gardeners are working to restore the monarch population. More>>
Rondell Sanders is a free man after spending twenty years in prison for a murder he always maintained he did not commit. Wednesday morning he was released from prison after being acquitted in his third trial since 1994. More>>
The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases. Recently, workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter. According to the workers, the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side was the face at first.
In a FOX 32 News Special Report on Education, we explore K-12 education in Illinois -- what's good with it, what's bad with it, what's fixable, and maybe not fixable.
The emotion is real when you start messing with neighborhood schools. Parents are fed up with years of reforming, re-staffing, merging, closing, taking over and turning around with mixed results for students.