Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.
A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.
CHICAGO | An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes plus interest.
Cook County Sheriff's Police will conduct enforcement efforts starting Thursday night focusing on DUI and seat belt violators in Cook County, Sheriff Tom Dart announced Thursday.
CHICAGO | Cook County buildings will be getting greener.
Don't drive drunk and buckle up in Cook County this weekend.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws.
A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties through Thursday morning.
Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.
A beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday night for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Gas prices.
EAST CHICAGO | A convicted murderer was arrested last week after a grand jury indicted him on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, federal court records show.
EAST HAZEL CREST, Ill. | When Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke before a gathering of south suburban municipal officials Thursday about improvements to the south suburban economy, she made sure to have Transportation and Highways Superintendent John Yonan with her.
A thunderstorm that blew through the region Tuesday night left little evidence of its presence Wednesday morning.
School funding in Illinois is the subject of considerable debate as Illinois weighs the fairness of its funding formula and tries to narrow the budget chasm. Education in Illinois needs a major overhaul, not just a tweak.
The National Weather Service issued a dense for advisory for the region Tuesday morning.
The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.
Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.
Indiana has been focused on improving the state's business climate, which now gives the state's economic development recruiters plenty of selling points.
EAST CHICAGO | A massive $68.5 million project will transform the vacant, debris-littered Union Tank Car Co. site in East Chicago into a major business park with more than 1 million square feet of space.
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