Latest Chicago News

Coyotes rally for 4-3 shootout win over Blackhawks

Dec. 8, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After falling behind early, the surprising Arizona Coyotes came back to pull out a win and grab a share of first place in the Pacific Division. Conor Garland and Nick Schmaltz scored on the Coyotes’ first two attempts against Robin Lehner in the shootout, and Arizona rallied from two...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Dec. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport....

California News Digest 1:30 pm

Dec. 8, 2019 4:46 PM EST

Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. Christopher Weber is on the...

Andrew Yang having fun, but Democrat's message is serious

Dec. 8, 2019 11:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, mixing his dark warnings about America's new tech economy with doses of...

Judge OK's outpatient treatment for Capitol guard’s killer

Dec. 8, 2019 9:34 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of an unarmed security guard in Illinois was granted release from a secured state psychiatric hospital to a Chicago outpatient treatment center, a judge ruled after health professionals testified the man is...

Diggins scores 25 to carry UIC past Purdue Fort Wayne 62-49

Dec. 7, 2019 7:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Diggins had a season-high 25 points as Illinois-Chicago beat Purdue Fort Wayne 62-49 on Saturday. Diggins shot 10 for 11 from the field. Jamie Ahale had 19 points, hitting six from distance for Illinois-Chicago (4-6). Godwin Boahen added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Tarkus Ferguson had...

Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs’ ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access. The Cubs have filed a notice of the review in Chicago federal court where the team is defending itself against a lawsuit filed by a...

Williamson lifts Loyola of Chicago past Quincy 90-59

Dec. 7, 2019 4:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Williamson had a career-high 25 points as Loyola of Chicago easily beat Division II Quincy University 90-59 on Saturday. Williamson made 7 of 8 3-pointers. Cameron Krutwig had 18 points and eight rebounds for Loyola of Chicago (6-4). Marquise Kennedy added 11 points. Aher Uguak had...

Priest charged in death of teacher who was hit by car

Dec. 7, 2019 2:51 PM EST

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 73-year-old priest has been charged in the death of a suburban Chicago teacher who was struck by a car after both had attended a Christmas party for staff at a Catholic school, police said Saturday. The Rev. Paul Burak was taken into custody Thursday, a day after Margaret...

Chicago chief's firing again rattles confidence in force

Dec. 7, 2019 10:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a department that, under his leadership, was seeking to restore public confidence since the release of a 2014 video showing a white officer killing a black teenager with 16 gunshots. ...