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5 rescued from suburban Chicago house fire that injured 6

Nov. 28, 2021 14:14 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Police in Aurora are investigating after rescuing five people from a weekend house fire that also injured six people. Aurora fire officials said the injured included one man in his 30s who was listed in critical condition with severe smoke...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett goes to trial Monday on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan....

Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted around the world after...

Restoration of North Pond in Chicago's Lincoln Park nears

Nov. 28, 2021 09:13 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of an effort to restore North Pond in Chicago's largest park hope to reach their fundraising goal and begin work by early next year. The Chicago Tribune reported that North Pond in Lincoln Park is drying up due to eroding banks and algae...

Kyle Lowry scores 19 points, Heat beat Bulls 107-104

Nov. 27, 2021 23:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, Jimmy Butler added 18 and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 107-104 on Saturday night. Gabe Vincent made four three-pointers and had 20 off the bench, 16 in the fourth quarter, and Bam Adebayo added nine points, six...

Survey: Wisconsin farmland worth 10% more than in 2020

Nov. 27, 2021 11:59 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A survey of Midwest farm bankers found Wisconsin farmland values are up 10% from the same period in 2020. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the rise in land values is driven by strong commodity prices, and demand from non-farm buyers ...

Chicago police warn businesses of smash-and-grab thefts

Nov. 27, 2021 09:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Police are alerting businesses in Chicago to recent thefts of purses at retail shops. Five thefts have been reported between Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 along North Michigan Avenue and North Rush Street involving up to 10 teens or young adults who enter and leave...

Earlington leads San Diego past Illinois-Chicago 64-52

Nov. 26, 2021 19:52 PM EST

PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Marcellus Earlington had 14 points as San Diego defeated Illinois-Chicago 64-52 in the Las Vegas Classic on Friday. Joey Calcaterra pitched in with 13 points and eight rebounds for the Toreros (4-3). Damaria Franklin had 12...

Alex DeBrincat scores in OT, Blackhawks beat Blues 3-2

Nov. 26, 2021 19:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat scored 1:27 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks overcame an early two-goal deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Friday. DeBrincat beat Jordan Binnington for his 12th goal with a one-timer from the left side of the crease after...

Judge: No bail for man charged in 2 Chicago teens' slayings

Nov. 26, 2021 11:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has rejected bail for an 18-year-old man who allegedly opened fire on a group of Chicago teenagers last summer, killing two of them. A Cook County judge denied bail for Detrevion Williams during a Thursday court hearing. He faces two counts of...