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Hull scores 4 TDs, Northwestern routs UMass 45-6

Nov. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Evan Hull had four rushing touchdowns, Chris Bergin added an 85-yard touchdown return on a blocked field goal, and Northwestern snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 45-6 victory over UMass on Saturday. Hull, a freshman, had 220 yards rushing on 24 carries (an average of 9.2...

Chicago Bar Association offers free legal advice Saturday

Nov. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bar Association is offering brief legal advice for free by phone. Advice from attorneys from the Call-a-Lawyer Program is typically available the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon at (312) 544-2001. Callers may briefly explain their situation. The attorney will...

Arroyo’s replacement chosen with his organization’s support

Nov. 16, 2019 11:39 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Democrats have chosen a utility company executive to fill the legislative seat vacated by former Rep. Luis Arroyo (loo-EES' uh-ROY'-yoh) after he was charged with bribery. But the Chicago Tribune reports that Eva-Dina Delgado was tabbed Friday night with votes from...

Joliet’s future water options cost $300M to $1B

Nov. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EST

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Joliet officials are mulling future water-supply options ranging in cost from $300 million to over $1 billion. The (Joliet) Herald News reports that they include drawing water from Lake Michigan or the Kankakee or Illinois rivers. Officials estimate city growth will outstrip the current...

‘Black Hawk Down’ hero, native of Durand, dies at 64

Nov. 16, 2019 10:08 AM EST

DURAND, Ill. (AP) — A Durand native whose courageous combat was illuminated in the book “Black Hawk Down” has died. The Rockford Register Star reports that 64-year-old Sgt. Major James McMahon died Nov. 5. A cause was not listed. The 16-year veteran Army Ranger was aboard one of two Black...

Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

Nov. 16, 2019 8:47 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker. The Chicago Teachers Union’s 25,000 members went on strike Oct....

Foster parents, ACLU resist Illinois Medicaid plan change

Nov. 16, 2019 8:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Foster parents and child care advocates are resisting a new Illinois Medicaid health care plan that is set to roll out next year, questioning whether it will adequately serve the needs of foster children. The plan, which is scheduled to begin Feb. 1, will be run by the private contractor...

Registration nears for Illinois girls’ cybersecurity program

Nov. 16, 2019 8:07 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A statewide program helping female high school students learn about cybersecurity and potential jobs in the field begins accepting registration next month. The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology says students between grades 9 and 12 can participate in the free Girls...

German scores 23 to lead N. Illinois over CSU 81-69

Nov. 15, 2019 9:48 PM EST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German had 23 points, Nathan Scott added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Northern Illinois defeated Coppin State 81-69 on Friday night. Darius Beane added 12 points with six rebounds and Lacey James had 11 points for Northern Illinois (1-2). German added seven rebounds and...

Charter school staff tries to help shooting victim

Nov. 15, 2019 7:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Staff members of a Chicago elementary school went to the aid of a man who was fatally shot as he waited in his car as his girlfriend dropped off her 6-year-old son for class. Chicago police say the gunman approached the 28-year-old victim as he sat in his SUV early Friday outside Moving...