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Food stamps cut to tens of thousands in Illinois

Tens of thousands of Illinois households have been cut off of federal food stamps as a state agency transitions to a new computer system that handles such benefits

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Top member of Cook County prosecutor's office resigns

A top member of the Cook County prosecutor's office has resigned after an internal review found he referred business to his old law firm and it billed the county more than the county's standard legal services rate

Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process
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Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process

The Vatican's saint-making office has updated its procedures for authenticating and conserving relics for would-be saints, issuing new rules that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained and venerated

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Portion of Illinois courthouse's stained glass dome falls

A section of the glass dome in a central Illinois county's historic courthouse has crashed to the floor of the more than century-old building

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Chicago teen program aims to challenge male stereotypes

A Chicago program is aiming to redefine stereotypical images of masculinity in hopes of combatting violence

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Northwestern symphony orchestra to perform in Asia in 2018

The Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra is heading to Asia

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Construction on planned Navy Pier hotel to start next month

One of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions is expected to get a new seven-story hotel

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Hospitals ask people with flu not to visit patients

Hospitals ask people with flu not to visit patients

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Lawmaker's daughter gets probation in political rival attack

Daughter of Illinois state legislator gets probation in attack on mother's political rival

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Jury finds Illinois man guilty of rape, torture

Illinois convicted of raping, torturing woman who investigators say suffered cracked ribs and massive bruising from a baseball bat