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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. ...

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 20, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and...

Deep Illini build expectations around big man Kofi Cockburn

Oct. 20, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

For all the excitment at Illinois this year, from earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament to the Illini's second-round loss to Loyola-Chicago, the biggest decision for the immediate future came in the heat of midsummer when Kofi Cockburn announced he was coming back for his junior season....

Collins hopes to get Northwestern back on winning path

Oct. 20, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Collins had Northwestern humming along just a few years ago, coaching the Wildcats to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Just when it looked like it was all falling into place, things came crumbling down. After four...

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,...

21 Chicago cops put on 'no pay status' in vaccine standoff

Oct. 19, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Tuesday that 21 officers have been placed on “no pay status” for refusing to comply with the city's order to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Brown said that the refusals have not affected...

Judge won't lower bail in case of apparent road-rage killing

Oct. 19, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to lower bail for a Chicago man accused of fatally shooting a Twin Cities man on a Minnesota highway after an apparent road-rage incident. Jamal L. Smith, 33, is being held on $3.5 million bond in connection with the July...

Bears put Quinn on COVID-19 list with Brady, Bucs coming up

Oct. 19, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed linebacker Robert Quinn on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, possibly leaving them without one of their top pass rushers when they visit Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The...

Chicago celebrates WNBA champion Sky with parade

Oct. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago turned out Tuesday for a parade celebrating the WNBA champion Sky, bringing a big smile to the city celebrating its first world championship since 2016. Fans lined Michigan Avenue to cheer on the Sky after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74...

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 19, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and...