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Police: Suburban Chicago man charged in machete attack

May. 27, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LANSING, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man was ordered held on a $1 million bond for allegedly slashing another man repeatedly with a machete after they argued over parking outside an apartment, police said. Rashad Crosby, 25, of Calumet City, was charged with attempted...

Stewart, Michigan beat Illinois 7-5 in Big Ten Tournament

May. 27, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Joe Stewart went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three runs to help Michigan beat Illinois 7-5 Thursday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. No. 5 seed Michigan (29-25) plays top-seeded Maryland in Friday's quarterfinals. ...

Story's 7th HR in 7 games helps Red Sox top White Sox 16-7

May. 27, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Story kept up his hot hitting with a three-run homer and four RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the White Sox 16-7 Thursday night to take two of three from Chicago. Story has seven homers and 21 RBIs in his last seven games, raising his season totals to nine...

Chicago, Peoria areas now rated high for coronavirus

May. 26, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago, Cook County, and surrounding counties and counties around Peoria are now rated at High Community Level for COVID-19, Illinois health officials said Thursday. Thirty other counties in the state are now rated at Medium Community Level, according to...

Judge tosses statements defendant made in 1972 murder case

May. 26, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge has thrown out statements that a 77-year-old Minnesota man charged in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl nearly half a century ago made to police and to his wife. Will County Judge David Carlson on Wednesday granted two defense...

Reds have highest-scoring day in 23 years, rout Cubs 20-5

May. 26, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — After getting a cortisone shot and a few days off, Kyle Farmer helped power the Cincinnati Reds to their highest-scoring game in 23 years. Farmer homered twice, had four hits and tied his career high with five RBIs in a 20-5 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. ...

Josh Donaldson apologizes to Jackie Robinson's family

May. 26, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson has apologized to the wife and family of Jackie Robinson for referencing the pioneering Black baseball player in remarks that led to a confrontation with Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson. The New York Yankees third baseman was suspended for one...

Lawsuit: 13-year-old's hands up when shot by Chicago police

May. 26, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy shot in the back by a Chicago police officer was unarmed and had his arms raised to surrender when he was hit by the bullet, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday, saying the incident illustrates deeply flawed implementation of department policy on the pursuit of...

Another Illinois man charged in Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot

May. 26, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Another Illinois resident has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol after being arrested this week. Matthew Bokoski, 31, was arrested Wednesday on a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Washington charging him with...

Illinois suit targets post-election count of mail ballots

May. 26, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday by three Illinois Republicans argues that the state should not count mail-in ballots that arrive after the date of an election. The suit was filed in federal court in Chicago on behalf of Rep. Michael Bost from Carbondale, a state GOP...