Meet the first members of the Class of 2036

Several new suburban residents made their debuts just after midnight yesterday morning, giving them an unforgettable birthday and a lifetime of worldwide celebrations on every birthday eve. Full story.

225 people take a polar plunge in Waukegan

Punishing cold Monday at Waukegan Municipal Beach didn't deter about 225 hardy souls who were freezin' for a reason and made the plunge into icy water to benefit special recreation. Full story.

Dog dies in Ingleside fire

A home in Ingleside was badly damaged and a family dog died during a fire early yesterday morning, officials say. Full story.


Frigid temperatures again today. It is currently -6, with highs today expected around 11. it will dip to 5 degrees overnight. Full story.


No major delays to report early. Work is causing restrictions on Butterfield Road near Raddant Road in Aurora.Full traffic.

Rozner: Bears' message after firing Fox was so predictable

The Chicago Bears are young, the future is bright and the feeling around Halas Hall is one of tremendous excitement. After dumping head coach John Fox, this was the message yesterday from GM Ryan Pace, the same message he delivered after the 2016 and 2015 seasons. Full column.

Bulls lose to Blazers in OT

The Bulls saw their seven-game home winning streak come to an end last night in a 124-120 overtime loss to Portland at the United Center. Full story.

Georgia comes back to beat Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith expected to make the Rose Bowl his home after originally committing to UCLA. In his only game at the fabled stadium, Smith still made an impression by earning defensive player of the game honors in the Bulldogs' 54-48 double-overtime win over Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal last night. Full story.