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Affordable housing among striking Chicago teachers' demands

Oct. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago teachers who are seeking smaller class sizes and higher pay also are demanding that the nation's third-largest city do more to lower housing costs and put more resources into helping homeless students. The demand for affordable housing citywide — for students and...

Teachers union rebuffs Chicago mayor's request to end strike

Oct. 21, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants the Chicago Teachers Union to call off its strike before there's agreement on a new contract, but the union isn't having any of it. In a letter to CTU President Jesse Sharkey, Lightfoot says the two sides have made progress but that since it is unclear that an...

Bears offensive problems starting to wear out their defense

Oct. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The lackluster Chicago Bears offense is taking a toll on its defense. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky didn't need to see his weary teammates on the other side of the ball after Sunday's 36-25 loss to New Orleans to know the offense is holding everyone back. "I just feel like we're...

Man gets probation for confronting woman over T-shirt

Oct. 21, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who confronted a woman for wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag has been sentenced to probation for a hate crime. Timothy Trybus of Des Plaines told a judge Monday that he feels "extremely embarrassed" by his actions in 2018 at Caldwell Woods, a...

Wilson snaps tie with 3rd period goal, Caps edge Blackhawks

Oct. 20, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Capitals admitted they weren't at their best. Still good enough to pull out a win to start a five-game road trip. Tom Wilson broke a tie with 8:13 left and the Capitals rebounded after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Sunday night for their third...

Sloppy Bears lose 36-25 to Saints

Oct. 20, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky made a couple of bad throws. Anthony Miller had a costly fumble. A blocked punt turned into a safety, and Chicago's defense looked tired in the second half. At least the Bears were consistent. Each unit committed its share of mistakes. Chicago flopped in its return from its...

Bridgewater throws for 2 TDs, surging Saints top Bears 36-25

Oct. 20, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New Orleans Saints insisted they were ready for the challenge once Drew Brees went down. All they've done since is back up their words with wins. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns, and the Saints improved to 5-0 without their injured star quarterback by beating the...

Classes canceled a 3rd day amid Chicago teacher strike

Oct. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 300,000 public school students in Chicago are getting another day off as contract talks continue between the teachers' union and the nation's third-largest school district. Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday night that classes and after school activities are canceled Monday as...

Red Stars defeat Thorns 1-0 to reach NWSL championship

Oct. 20, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sam Kerr scored in the ninth minute and the Chicago Red Stars advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship match with a 1-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Sunday. The Red Stars are heading to a final for the first time after four straight semifinal losses....

Police, paramedics rushing to shooting report hurt in crash

Oct. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police officers and paramedics rushing to a reported shooting at a party in a Chicago neighborhood have been injured after their vehicles collided. The police cruiser and ambulance crashed Saturday night. The collision tipped the ambulance onto its side. Two officers and two paramedics were...