Chicago legend `Mr Cub` dies at 83
Chicago legend `Mr Cub` dies at 83

Hall of Fame infielder Ernie Banks, who was affectionately dubbed "Mr Cub" by the Wrigley Field faithful, passed away Friday. He was 83.

NBA: Korver helps carry load as Hawks win 12th straight
NBA: Korver helps carry load as Hawks win 12th straight

Kyle Korver drained seven three pointers as the Atlanta Hawks won their 12th straight NBA game Saturday, a 107-99 victory over Chicago in a battle of division leaders.

US couple stand trial for grisly Bali suitcase murder

A US man and his pregnant girlfriend went on trial on Wednesday for the murder of the woman`s mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Indonesia`s resort island of Bali last August.

19-year-old US man pleads not guilty to trying to join Islamic State

A 19-year-old man from suburban Chicago pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State militants after he tried to travel with his two younger siblings to the Middle East to join the Islamic State.

Extreme cold grips Canada, parts of US

Extreme cold gripped Canada and northern parts of the United States on Monday, prompting calls for residents to stay indoors amid increased risks of frostbite and hypothermia.

Separated by deportation, couple wed at US-Mexico border

A couple separated by deportation have realised their dream of getting married in a religious ceremony at a fence dividing the cities of Tijuana in Mexico and San Diego in the US.

Chicago police investigating rape allegation against Uber driver

Chicago police said on Tuesday they are investigating an allegation that a driver for the online car service Uber raped a female customer.

More "chokehold death" protests begin on US West Coast after clashes

A fifth day of nationwide protests against police violence was set to begin on Sunday after overnight clashes in two West Coast cities as New York`s police commissioner said an internal investigation into a chokehold death could last four months.

NBA: Streaking Warriors down Bulls
NBA: Streaking Warriors down Bulls

Draymond Green`s career-high 31 points helped the Golden State Warriors stretch their NBA winning streak to a club record 12 games Saturday with a 112-102 victory over Chicago.

Ferguson burns as racial protests spread across US
Ferguson burns as racial protests spread across US

As night fell, Missouri state in midwestern United States deployed more security forces to quell violence in Ferguson after a grand jury failed to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance

US President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.

5 things to do in Chicago
5 things to do in Chicago

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Watch: Daredevil Nik Wallenda's blindfolded tightrope walk!
Watch: Daredevil Nik Wallenda's blindfolded tightrope walk!

The man literally above the ground—Nik Wallenda has amazed the world by his daredevilry stunt on Sunday morning. The man, who was on a mission to walk on the tightrope between two Chicago skyscrapers on a high wire—successfully accomplished his mammoth task.

Mr President, don't touch my girlfriend: Chicago voter tells Barack Obama!
Mr President, don't touch my girlfriend: Chicago voter tells Barack Obama!

US President Barack Obama might have got many am unpleasant reactions from world leaders while discussing significant topics like Ukraine crisis or China's South China Sea issues.

When Barack Obama was told: "Mr President, don't touch my girlfriend"

Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot on Monday in Chicago.

Shots fired at commuter train in Chicago: Police

Police say a gunman standing on a subway platform opened fire on a commuter train in downtown Chicago, though no one was injured.

Chicago-Delhi Air India flight diverted to Toronto

An Air India Chicago-Delhi flight, carrying 342 passengers, was diverted to Toronto on Tuesday morning after the pilot suspected oil leakage in one of its engines, officials said.

A fan of pizza? Now, eat your way through Chicago

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices- unless they went on a pizza tour

FAA reviews security after Chicago air traffic center fire

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Monday a nationwide security review, three days after a fire at a key Chicago air traffic facility led to ongoing travel chaos.

Thousands of US air passengers hit by suicide-fire incident

Thousands of air passengers in the US on Sunday continued to suffer from the effects of an employee's alleged sabotage of the Illinois air traffic control hub that has resulted in the cancellation of 780 flights during the weekend.