A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination and came as yet another state legalized gay marriage.
Residents are demanding more police protection following the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl on her way to school. She was attacked in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Tuesday.
Attorneys for a former Ohio doctor who pleaded guilty to killing a pregnant mother acknowledged in a court filing Thursday that he recorded himself having sex with the incapacitated woman but say she caused her own accidental overdose.
Robert Hutton fit the John Wayne Gacy victim profile. The California native was 21 when he went missing in 1972, hitchhiking from New York to California, and passing through Chicago during Gacy's killing spree.