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Man charged in nearly 30-year-old suburban Chicago slaying

Oct. 20, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NILES, Ill. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the nearly 30-year-old murder of a woman at a suburban Chicago YMCA. DNA evidence was used to charge Richard J. Sisto, 72, in the 1992 strangulation of Helen K. Cardwell, Niles Police...

Illinois Dems face criticism, not just from GOP, on new maps

Oct. 20, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are getting pushback on new congressional district boundaries they proposed last week, and not just from Republicans who stand to lose U.S. House seats under the plan. Voters from Chicago's southwest side, who were drawn out of the...

Judge denies police union's effort to recuse her from case

Oct. 20, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge who ordered the president of Chicago's police officers' union to stop publicly encouraging his members to disobey the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Wednesday refused the union's request to recuse herself from the case. The union wanted Cook...

Japan envoy pick Emanuel: Chicago teen shooting weighs heavy

Oct. 20, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he did nothing improper but still fell short in his handling of the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in the city seven years ago, a dark moment in his tenure looming large now as he hopes to win Senate confirmation...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 20, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. October 18, 2021. Editorial: We have to rethink farm subsidies before they do more damage The autumn harvest is underway in Illinois, and it’s a juicy one despite the otherwise lousy year. Corn and soybeans...

R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set Aug. 1

Oct. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York. ...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Ex Chicago-area gynecologist sentenced for abusing patients

Oct. 20, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A former Chicago-area obstetrician/gynecologist has been sentenced to three years in prison after admitting that he sexually abused two of his former patients during exams. Dr. Fabio Ortega, 75, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in Cook...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Sorokin stops 39, Islanders beat Blackhawks 4-1 for 1st win

Oct. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — While the Islanders searched for their game, Ilya Sorokin bought some time for the rest of his team. More than enough for New York to pick up its first win. Sorokin made 39 saves and Oliver Wahlstrom scored twice in the third period,...