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Chicago's response to migrant influx stirs longstanding frustrations among Black residents

Apr. 19, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The closure of Wadsworth Elementary School in 2013 was a blow to residents of the majority-Black neighborhood it served, symbolizing a city indifferent to their interests. So when the city reopened Wadsworth last year to shelter hundreds of migrants, without seeking...

Butler, Williamson injuries are part of story for Heat-Bulls and Kings-Pelicans play-in finales

Apr. 18, 2024 21:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — When injuries affect the Miami Heat, coach Erik Spoelstra almost always delivers the same three-word outlook. “We have enough,” he says. That theory is about to be tested — and will be a theme in the NBA's win-or-go-home finales of the play-in...

Tim Anderson returns to Chicago with the Miami Marlins

Apr. 18, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson is at peace with his rise and his fall with the Chicago White Sox. And he's moving on with the Miami Marlins. Anderson is back in Chicago for the Marlins' four-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. It was slated to begin on Thursday, but the...

Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs game postponed because of rain in the forecast

Apr. 18, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins' game at the Chicago Cubs was postponed because of rain in the forecast for Thursday night. It will be made up as part of a split-doubleheader on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Chicago was back at home after a 5-4 trip that included stops...

Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler will have MRI Thursday, may miss play-in game Friday

Apr. 18, 2024 10:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Miami guard Jimmy Butler will have an MRI on his right knee Thursday, with the Heat bracing for the strong possibility that he may miss Friday's elimination play-in game against the Chicago Bulls, a person with knowledge of the situation said. No final...

Justice Department ramps up efforts to reduce violent crime with gun intel center, carjacking forces

Apr. 18, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is ramping up its efforts to reduce violent crime in the U.S., launching a specialized gun intelligence center in Chicago and expanding task forces to curb carjackings. In an interview with The Associated Press, Deputy Attorney General Lisa...

Sheets and Fedde lead White Sox over Royals 2-1 to stop 6-game skid with doubleheader split

Apr. 17, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gavin Sheets homered, Erick Fedde pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning and the struggling Chicago White Sox edged the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Wednesday for a doubleheader split that ended a six-game slide. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer in the eighth...

Movie Review: A lyrical portrait of childhood in Cabrini-Green with ‘We Grown Now’

Apr. 17, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

Two 11-year-old boys navigate school, friendship, family and change in Minhal Baig’s lyrical drama “We Grown Now.” It’s an evocative memory piece, wistful and honest, and a different kind of portrait of a very infamous place: Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing development. ...

First Industrial Realty Trust: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 17, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CHICAGO (AP) — First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. (FR) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $81.8...

New leader of Jesse Jackson's civil rights organization steps down just months on the job

Apr. 16, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Dallas pastor who took over leadership of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s longtime civil rights organization resigned Tuesday just months after he took the job. The Rev. Frederick Haynes III told The Associated Press that he submitted a letter with his resignation as...