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Sergeant arrested after alleging police misconduct in Joliet

Oct. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who made public allegations of misconduct in the death of a Black criminal suspect while in custody was arrested Wednesday, according to Joliet police. Sgt. Javier Esqueda was arrested and charged with two counts of official misconduct. The charges are...

A person takes a picture of the site where a small plane crashed the night before into a wooded area off of Lincoln Highway, just west of Interstate 394 in Ford Heights, Ill., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Authorities say a suburban Chicago man who was seriously injured when the plane he was piloting crashed along the highway Tuesday later died from his injuries. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Suburban Chicago man dies after plane crashes near highway

Oct. 21, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who was seriously injured when the plane he was piloting crashed Tuesday night near a highway later died from his injuries, authorities said. Lawrence Jagmin, 70, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office...

Jesslyn Phillips, waits for a bus with her daughter Nyarai Weekly, 5, in the snow, Tuesday, Oct, 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Parts of Minnesota get record snow for this early in October

Oct. 21, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A record-setting October snowstorm dumped heavy snow in Minnesota and parts of northern Wisconsin and the eastern Dakotas, causing slippery driving conditions. It was the heaviest snow this early in October for many Minnesota locations and some in northwestern Wisconsin. The National...

This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Tjwana Rainey. Rainey is one of two Wisconsin women who are accused in Chicago of drugging 10 men and robbing them of about $85,000 after they fell unconscious. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

2 Wisconsin women accused of drugging, robbing 10 men

Oct. 20, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Wisconsin women are accused in Chicago of drugging 10 men and robbing them of about $85,000 after they fell unconscious, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday. Tiana Trammel, 25, and Tjwana Rainey, 32, both of Milwaukee, allegedly ran the scheme from January until last Sunday. They are...

Chicago adds 5 states to travel quarantine amid virus spike

Oct. 20, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago added five states to its travel quarantine order as rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to announce she's thinking about reimposing strict guidelines on businesses that were put in place earlier this year. Rising numbers prompted Gov. J.B....

Bears sign former Notre Dame star LB Teo to practice squad

Oct. 20, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed former Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Teo to their practice squad on Tuesday. A 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist also known for his internet relationship with a person falsely posing as a woman stricken with leukemia, Teo has made 48 starts and 62 appearances...

Chicago group to remove 'Lightscape' from downtown area

Oct. 20, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An organization that advocates for Chicago's central business district has decided to remove some decorative clusters of lights and speakers from the city's downtown. The Chicago Loop Alliance is uninstalling “Lightscape,” a multisensory experience that was unveiled in 2011....

Chicago officials, Pritzker warn of 2nd COVID-19 wave

Oct. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials warned Monday of “worrying trends” in increased COVID-19 cases, calling it a second wave that could trigger additional restrictions to curb the spread. Such restrictions have already returned to other areas of the state. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker,...

Singapore man granted asylum in US faces child porn charges

Oct. 18, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A blogger from Singapore who was granted asylum to stay in the U.S. faces child pornography charges, according to prosecutors. Amos Yee appeared Friday in court in Chicago on solicitation and possession of child pornography, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was being held on $1...

Baby born after pregnant mom fatally shot dies 4 days later

Oct. 18, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A newborn boy delivered after his mother was fatally shot last week in Chicago has died, authorities confirmed Sunday. Chicago police said the baby died Saturday. He was 4 days old. He was delivered Tuesday in critical condition after his mother, 35-year-old Stacey Jones, was shot twice in...