Brookfield Zoo near Chicago says its newest addition is a baby prehensile-tailed porcupine, or porcupette.
A large swathe of the northern US from Montana to Maine is expected to see temperatures below -12 degrees Celsius - and that's putting lives at risk.
For his first public appearance since leaving the White House Barack Obama chose to address what he called "the next generation of leaders" - in this case students at the University of Chicago in his
Lawyers for Dr. David Dao say he suffered a significant concussion, a broken nose and lost two front teeth when dragged from the overbooked plane.
United Airlines may lose hundreds of millions of euros as the airline faces continued backlash after dragging a passenger from an overbooked flight.
Video has emerged of a United Airlines passenger being dragged from his overbooked flight to make room for an airline employee.
German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was officially unveiled by his new club the Chicago Fire on Wednesday.
A damning US Justice Department report finds Chicago Police have routinely violated people's rights.
President Barack Obama delivered his final speech as President of the United States in Chicago's McCormick Place
This is the brawl at a US jail that left five prisoners injured, some with stab wounds.
Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, and Brittany and Tanisha Covington have been charged with hate crime and aggravated kidnap, amongst other offences
Two men and two women are in custody in relation to a violent attack on a man with special needs that was live-streamed on Facebook
Four persons of interest in Chicago are questioned by police after a Facebook Live video showed a brutal attack against a bound and gagged teen
Angry Americans have taken to the streets in New York and cities across the United States, following the election of Donald Trump to the White House.
Chicago are World Series baseball champions again after a 108-year wait.
The beloved baseball team of Chicago ended the longest title drought in American sports history on Wednesday night (2 November).
Watch footage from inside the plane as passengers exit via the emergency slides after it ground to a halt at Chicago's O'Hare airport.
Barack Obama has already cast his vote in the US presidential election, which doesn’t take place until November 8.
The increasingly-under-pressure mayor of Chicago Rahm Emmanuel has announced a raft of new measures he hopes will address public concerns about the
A white Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager last year has pleaded not guilty to murder. Jason Van Dyke faces six counts of first
Demonstrators along Chicago’s upscale Michigan Avenue in the US state of Illinois have disrupted Christmas shoppers to demand the city’s Mayor Rahm
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has apologised for his handling of a fatal police shooting of a black teenager but his emotional speech was met with
Euphoric and excited amid the frenzy to secure the best bargains, they poured into New York stores as soon as the doors opened. Black Friday actually
Barack Obama's former chief of staff has been re-elected for a second term as Mayor of Chicago
Marches for justice spread out across America’s major cities this weekend, and with the exception of Chicago, where police made a number of arrests
An opera about betrayal and forgiveness, love-lust and love-friendship: ‘Clemenza di Tito’, Mozart’s last ‘opera seria’, which was composed just