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Just days before two cyclists were fatally struck by automobiles in Chicago, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation strengthening the rights of cyclists.
Humans pose the greatest threat to chimpanzees, renowned British primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall said Thursday during an event at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Adventurous eaters concerned about Asian carp entering the Great Lakes will have a chance to devour the invasive fish at a special event held along the Chicago River next week.
A plan that aims to allow swimming in Chicago’s waterways in less than 15 years was unveiled Wednesday by the city and partnering nonprofits.
Using a process similar to photosynthesis, scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago have converted carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas, which can produce methanol and diesel fuels.
Two red panda cubs at the Lincoln Park Zoo are born to love the Chicago Cubs. Like their two siblings born the previous year, the names of the cubs, revealed Tuesday, were inspired by Wrigley Field.
Despite a spate of recent reports, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says that reintroducing alligator gar into Illinois' waterways will not prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.
As of Monday, chain stores that are 10,000 square feet or less must comply with the city's plastic bag ban originally enacted a year ago.
Hillary Clinton formally accepted her party's presidential nomination on the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
President Barack Obama electrified a packed Wells Fargo Arena with his speech, but things got even more exciting the moment he finished and Hillary Clinton walked on stage to embrace him.
Hillary Clinton made history on the second night of the Democratic National Convention while former President Bill Clinton told a rapt audience how he met his wife. Elsewhere in the city, protests raged on.
Although plenty of Bernie Sanders supporters made their voices heard, Hillary Clinton's former presidential opponent stressed for unity, declaring Clinton "must become the next president of the United States."
A heat wave that struck Philadelphia on Sunday didn’t keep Bernie Sanders supporters from marching the city’s streets on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
Day three of the Republican National Convention proved to be the liveliest one yet. Donald Trump made an appearance, Ted Cruz was booed for not endorsing Trump and Mike Pence accepted the Republican vice presidential nomination.
Despite reports that he'd been turned down from speaking at the event due to his criminal history, boxing promoter and Cleveland native Don King was in attendance at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
Speakers on Monday included former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Melania Trump, who is facing allegations of plagiarism after similarities were noted between her speech and that of first lady Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Breakfast for Illinois delegates at the Republican National Convention on Monday opened with a moment of silence for the police officers killed in shootings in Baton Rouge on Sunday and Dallas earlier this month.
We speak to the co-author of a newly published study in which scientists dissected 51 male largemouth bass and found that 21 – some 41 percent – had grown female eggs in their testicular tissue.
An event combining rousing orchestral music with high-definition NASA footage of the cosmos is coming to Ravinia Festival in Highland Park this week.
Thanks to an experimental program started by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2009, a wild population of threatened turtles has been established in northwestern Illinois. Find out how local institutions helped the agency reach its goal.
Amid public outcry over police oversight, rising crime and uncertainty surrounding the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel had some good news for city residents on Thursday.