House panel approves court cost legislation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ An Illinois House panel has approved a plan to reduce fees people pay in court toward administrative costs and standardize them across the state. The State Government Administration Committee approved the measure 5-2

Chicago girl sexually assaulted on Facebook Live

CHICAGO (AP) _ Authorities say a 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the

Chance the Rapper to headline Lollapalooza

CHICAGO (AP) _ Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper is planning a return to his hometown of Chicago this summer to headline the Lollapalooza music festival. Other headliners announced Wednesday morning on Lollapalooza’s website include The Killers, Lorde,

Felon pleads guilty to federal charges

CHICAGO (AP) _ A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he brokered 77 illegal gun transactions, sometimes selling weapons that had been stolen or had obliterated serial numbers. John Thomas pleaded guilty to two

Civil rights group file lawsuit against Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) _ A group of Chicago civil rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit alleging the city’s policy of destroying 911 recordings after 30 days violates state law. The Chicago Civil Rights Project filed the lawsuit Tuesday