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(Courtesy of Wicker Park Fest)

It’s hard to believe, but Grant Park concerts, neighborhood street fests, lakefront lounging and hot air balloons are on the horizon. Here’s your preview to summer festival season in and around Chicago.

(Inventorchris / Flickr)

The University of Chicago student shot by campus police this week now faces a felony charge of assaulting an officer, according to the Chicago Police Department.

(Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

One year after welcoming its first baby reindeer in nearly four decades, Brookfield Zoo added another newborn fawn this week.

Picturing Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and More

Portrait of Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) at his home during an interview with Mike Bloomfield, Chicago, Illinois, 1964. Raeburn Flerlage image, colorized.

His photographs captured a key moment in time. A new exhibition looks at the history and legacy of the Chicago blues through the lens of Raeburn “Ray” Flerlage.

Acanthoscelides calvus (Photo by Laura Rericha)

There are 3,149 different types of plants in the Chicago region. A massive new book details every single one.

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is running for his seventh term in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, but not without stiff competition from the left.

Chicago’s status as a restaurant hot spot is undeniable, but not much food television has come out of our city. That’s about to change.

Watch the April 5, 2018 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

There’s more rancor than ever in deciding what a community board to oversee Chicago police should look like, and what powers civilians should have. 

What Cub fans can expect from the latest round of off-season renovations.