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Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

Jan. 19, 2022 15:36 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude. Carriers that rely heavily on the wide-body...

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

Jan. 19, 2022 15:26 PM EST

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion settlement involving schools faced with sexual misconduct scandals. The $490 million...

Public health officials say Chicago has passed omicron peak

Jan. 19, 2022 15:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s top doctor said Wednesday that the nation's third-largest city has passed the peak of the omicron-fueled wave but hospitals are still being stretched and the number of new daily COVID-19 infections remain high. “We are a long way from being out of the...

Drew Peterson's hearing on murder conviction appeal delayed

Jan. 19, 2022 12:37 PM EST

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A hearing on a motion seeking to dismiss former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson's 2012 conviction for killing his third wife has been postponed until next month. Peterson's motion to toss out his first-degree murder conviction in the death of Kathleen...

No. 22 Loyola Chicago routs Evansville for 10th straight win

Jan. 18, 2022 23:29 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Luke Williamson made five 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and No. 22 Loyola Chicago won its 10th straight game, routing Evansville 77-48 on Tuesday night. Chris Knight added 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Ramblers (14-2, 5-0 Missouri Valley...

Ex-Chicago officer who killed Laquan McDonald to be released

Jan. 18, 2022 14:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago police officer whose fatal shooting of Black teen Laquan McDonald put the city at the center of a national debate about race and law enforcement is set to be released from prison next month after serving less than half of the 81-month sentence imposed three years...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 18, 2022 13:19 PM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. January 18, 2022. Editorial: State should boost fund to municipalities and help control property taxes Costs are rising for all of us. Inflation has increased the price of everything from gas and groceries to new and used...

Bears interview Colts' Dodds, Eberflus for GM, coaching jobs

Jan. 17, 2022 19:04 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed Indianapolis executive Ed Dodds for their general manager job and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus for their head coaching position on Monday. Dodds has 19 years of experience in the NFL. He has spent the past five in...

Grobstein, Chicago reporter who got Elia's rant, dies at 69

Jan. 17, 2022 14:36 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Les Grobstein, a longtime Chicago sports radio reporter and talk show host who recorded Lee Elia's famous profanity-laced postgame rant about Cubs fans, has died. He was 69. WSCR-AM reported Grobstein died Sunday at his home. No cause was given. ...

Ex-Chicago alderman seeks prison release over COVID concerns

Jan. 16, 2022 15:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago alderman convicted of tax evasion has sought an early release from prison due to his age, medical conditions and the omicron-fueled COVID-19 surge. Attorneys for Edward Vrdolyak filed an emergency petition Friday, according to The Chicago Tribune. ...