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Chicago teachers to vote on walkout over reopening dispute

Jan. 20, 2021 11:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a resolution that would have its members stay out of the classroom until it reaches an agreement on health and safety protocols with the school district. The resolution now goes to the union’s 25,000 members...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file photo, Casey Urlacher walks out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, in Chicago. Urlacher, mayor of the tiny Chicago suburb of Mettawa and brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urbacher, received a pardon by President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2020, for pending federal charges that he recruited for a multi-million dollar illegal offshore gambling ring. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Football great Brian Urlacher's brother pardoned by Trump

Jan. 20, 2021 3:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multimillion-dollar illegal offshore gambling ring, Casey Urlacher, the mayor of the tiny Chicago suburb of Mettawa, was among those pardoned in the final hours of...

Chicago's Field Museum that closed due to pandemic to reopen

Jan. 20, 2021 10:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Sue the T. rex and the rest of the dinosaurs at the Field Museum are about to start seeing visitors again. Two months after the famed natural history museum on Chicago's lakefront closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum will once again open its doors this week. Thursday and...

Illinois Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 19, 2021 6:52 PM EST

Here are excerpts of editorials from newspapers around Illinois. January 17, 2021 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Acting swiftly, not wisely Hats off to members of the Black caucus in the Illinois General Assembly. They introduced four major bills — criminal justice, education, health care and economic equity...

Chicago Police shoot man who fired at officers

Jan. 19, 2021 9:46 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who jumped from a car during a traffic stop and began running away Monday night was shot by police after he fired a gun officers, the department said. According to the police department, the 29-year-old man was a passenger in a car that had been pulled over on in the Homan Square...

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (0) blocks the ball against Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo (7) and forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Bulls beat Rockets 125-120; Oladipo solid in Houston debut

Jan. 18, 2021 11:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets 125-120 on Monday night. LaVine led seven Bulls players in double figures and added seven assists. He scored nine points in the closing minutes of the...

FILE - Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks reacts after striking out Houston Astros' Josh Reddick during the eighth inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, in this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, file photo. The Chicago White Sox have finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendriks, another big move as they set their sights on a championship run. The deal was announced Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Hendriks has full no-trade this year, then limited provision

Jan. 18, 2021 7:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Liam Hendriks has a full no-trade provision through October in his $54 million, three-year contract with the Chicago White Sox. For the year after that, through October 2022, the closer can submit a list of 10 teams he can't be traded to without his consent. From November 2022 through the...

Abortion rights protestor Jay Lynn, left, argues with anti-abortion advocate Joseph Scheidler as he carries a sign along Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 23, 1996. Joe Scheidler, the founder of the Pro-Life Action League and prominent figure in the anti-abortion movement, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 the organization announced. He was 93. (AP Photo/John Gaps III, file)

Prominent anti-abortion activist Joe Scheidler dies at 93

Jan. 18, 2021 6:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Scheidler, the founder of the Pro-Life Action League and prominent figure in the anti-abortion movement, died Monday, the organization announced. He was 93. Scheidler died of pneumonia at his Chicago home, according to Thomas Ciesielka, a spokesman for the group. His oldest son, Eric...

Stroger nurse high on duty, took IV equipment, report says

Jan. 18, 2021 3:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former emergency room nurse at Stroger Hospital in Chicago was high on marijuana during at least one shift and took equipment and IV solution from the hospital, according to an investigative report. Cook County Independent Inspector General Patrick Blanchard suggested in his report...

This Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Aditya Singh. Singh, of California, who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly was arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months.  (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man allegedly hid 3 months at Chicago airport due to virus

Jan. 18, 2021 11:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months. Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an...