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Keith Watley (Chicago Police Department)

Keith Watley, 29, is accused of intentionally running over and killing a mechanic he knew on the South Side.

Chief judge ‘deeply concerned’ shutdown may affect ability to ‘ensure timely justice’

Dirksen United States Courthouse (Ken Lund / Flickr)

If the partial government shutdown lasts through next week, federal courts in Chicago and across the country may have to delay pay and limit operations.

(Courtesy Jerry Joyce)

You may have heard his family name in local politics before. Mayoral candidate Jerry Joyce joins us in conversation.

John Berg, an environmental health specialist with the DuPage County Health Department, runs water from a private well in Willowbrook on Dec. 13, 2018, as part of testing for levels of cancer-causing ethylene oxide. (Alex Ruppenthal / WTTW)

Water samples collected at homes near a suburban medical sterilization plant linked to a cancer-causing gas showed no signs of contamination, environmental regulators announced Wednesday.

Ald. Ed Burke, 75, walks into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Two attorneys with experience defending against – and prosecuting – federal corruption charges examine the case against the longtime 14th Ward alderman.

(StartupStockPhotos / Pixabay)

For most of us, the idea of taking as many paid vacation days as we want sounds like a dream. But reviews of unlimited PTO from the rank and file are not all raves.

In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks after he is elected over Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

He is currently ranked No. 251 on Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans. Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker will fulfill his campaign pledge to put his assets in what the campaign describes as a blind trust. How it will work.

Nearly 50 short love songs, all handwritten in the tiny Leuven Songbook, were apparently lost for centuries until their fateful rediscovery in 2014. Now, some of the songs are being brought back to life in Chicago.

This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at the Cook County Criminal Court Building. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green, File)

The Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” has spurred renewed scrutiny of the R&B star after years of reports of alleged sexual abuse of underage girls.

A conversation with Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, on the mayor’s race, charter schools and upcoming contract negotiations.

Watch the Jan. 10, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”