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Hot off the presses go 2 Chicago brings you the latest breaking Chicago News Stories to hit the internet. We make a point of updating today’s headlines at least twice a day so make sure to check back for all your Chicago News Headlines
- ID released for bicyclist who died after falling under truck downtown
A 25-year-old woman riding a bicycle was run over by a truck Friday night in downtown Chicago after losing her balance and falling underneath the truck, police said.
- Police seek missing woman who needs medical help
A 46-year-old woman who needs medical treatment has gone missing from an emergency room at the University of Chicago Hospitals, police said today while asking for the public’s help in finding her.
- 3 held after carjacked van stopped remotely by owner
Three men suspected of carjacking a van early this morning on the West Side were caught after the owner of the vehicle used a remote device to cut off its ignition, police said.
- Chicago starts replacing lights that have shrouded city in orange glow
Almost four decades after the orange glow first took over Chicago’s night skies, the city’s Transportation Department is taking steps toward converting streetlights back to a more natural — and less light-polluting — hue.
- Elgin resident shot during party
An Elgin resident hosting a party was shot Friday night by one of two masked men who tried to rob the gathering, a city spokeswoman said today.
- Wisconsin State Fair: New rules helped keep peace
WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Wisconsin State Fair officials say more officers and new rules helped keep things calm, a day after dozens of youths fought inside and outside of the grounds.
- Lou Gehrig Collectables on Display in Rosemont
A collection of personal items from famous baseball player Lou Gehrig are on display at Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephen’s Convention Center.
- Groupon to Ditch Controversial Accounting Methods
The group-buying site is slated to excise its questionable use of ASCOI in its IPO come Monday.
- Bears, Fans Sound Off on Fest Cancellation
"It’s a joke," says Bear Brian Urlacher.
- Bicyclist Killed Heading Home from Lolla
Jacqueline Michon reportedly fell off her bike, under a dump truck near Wacker and Wabash on Friday night.
- Lollapalooza Day 1: The People
Chicago’s biggest music festival kicks off with a bang.
- Lolla Back Y’all
Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park for the seventh year.
- Another Mediocre Day For Tiger At Bridgestone Invitational
Tiger Woods is back to golf, and back to the same results he had before.
- Mylar Balloon To Blame For North Side Power Outages
A Mylar balloon is to blame for hundreds of power outages on Chicago’s north side.
- Party Host Shot In Elgin
Two masked, armed men entered home where a man was hosting a gathering and shot the man Friday night in Elgin.
- Quinn Vetoes Legislation Allowing People To Collect Road Kill
If you’d been savoring the prospects of a rustic stew or a fox fur coat — it’s not going to happen with road kill.
- Cubs Rough Up Reds For Seventh Straight Win, 11-4
Carlos Zambrano homered and pitched six solid innings, and the streaking Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-4 on Saturday.
- Schuster: History Of Game At Pro Football Hall Of Fame
I just got back from an extended tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And if you’re a fan of the sport you absolutely have to come to Canton, Ohio and see this shrine.
- Elite SEAL team among casualties in chopper crash
A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos.
- Des Plaines casino takes in $17 million in first two weeks
The Illinois Gaming Board has released its July riverboat casino revenue report, showing Rivers Casino in Des Plaines raked in more than $17 million in receipts and drew more than 270,000 visitors during its first two weeks of operation since opening July 18.
- Zeppelin airship lumbers across suburban skies
Ever wanted to take a ride in an airship? You can this weekend for a mere $375 on the Zeppelin airship at DuPage Airport this weekend. Just don’t call it a blimp (you’ll learn why on the flight).
- Mother: ‘You will never find’ Aurora boy
The mother of a 6-year-old boy missing from Aurora predicted the child would “never” be found before taking her own life several months ago in a Rockford hotel room, authorities revealed Friday. Timmothy Pitzen last was seen May 13.
- 1 dead, 1 rescued from Fox River in Geneva
Despite heroic efforts from bystanders and rescue workers, a man died Friday afternoon after becoming trapped in the Fox River below the Geneva dam. A 12-year-old boy, pulled from the river by Naperville cyclists on a church outing, survived.