1 dead, 1 injured after Brainerd fire

CHICAGO — One person was killed and one other was injured after a fire in the city’s Brainerd neighborhood.

The fire broke out at a building on the 9400 block of South Halsted Street around 11 p.m. Friday. When fire …

Uber begins tightened rider verification system Friday

CHICAGO — Uber announced Friday the beginning of a tighter verification process for riders in response to an increase in safety incidents, including shootings and carjackings in the Chicago area.

One recent study found there’s been nearly 40 carjackings of …