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Gang leader accused of trying to send money to Islamic State

Nov. 15, 2019 12:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A purported street-gang leader from suburban Chicago is accused of seeking to send money to Islamic State militants in Syria. A complaint says 37-year-old Jason Brown, of Lombard, gave $500 on three separate occasions to someone he believed would forward it to an IS fighter. But the...

Giannis drops 30-plus again to lead Bucks past Bulls 124-115

Nov. 15, 2019 12:33 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ensured the Milwaukee Bucks’ dominance over the Chicago Bulls didn’t end Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added a season-high 31 points and eight assists, and the Bucks withstood another historic effort by Chicago...

Police: No indication restaurant staff heard racial comment

Nov. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Police looking into an incident at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings found no indication that workers heard a white patron mention the race of a group of black customers when he asked that they not be seated next to him, but investigators said the employees had heard him make racist comments...

Chicago teachers to vote on deal that ended 11-day strike

Nov. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are voting on the tentative contract deal that suspended an 11-day strike. More than half of the Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates backed the agreement on Oct. 30, suspending the strike and letting classes resume. But the union’s 25,000 members still...

Teague scores 18, leads Ball St. over Illinois-Chicago 67-48

Nov. 13, 2019 10:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tahjai Teague had 18 points and nine rebounds as Ball St. beat Illinois-Chicago 67-48 on Wednesday night. Ishmael El-Amin had 14 points and six assists for Ball St. (2-1). K.J. Walton added 12 points and nine rebounds. Deon Ejim had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Flames (1-2). Brian...

Fire part with Paunović after 4 seasons

Nov. 13, 2019 4:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Fire have parted with coach Veljko Paunović after four seasons. The 42-year-old Serbian was 41-58-37 with Chicago along with one playoff appearance. He was let go after leading the Fire to a 10-12-12 mark this season. Paunović took over for the fired Frank Yallop...

Bears try to build momentum against Rams after beating Lions

Nov. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears took a big step toward the NFC North championship and their first playoff appearance since 2010 when they shut down Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams last year at Soldier Field. This time, they’re simply trying to build some momentum. The Bears come into...

Hyatt will remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms by 2021

Nov. 13, 2019 4:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest hotel company to say it’s removing small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort to reduce waste. Hyatt says it is shifting to large, multi-use bottles for shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and lotion at its 875 hotels worldwide. The Chicago-based company...

White shines as Bulls beat Knicks 120-102

Nov. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White waited as Roy Williams walked up the court. Williams playfully bowed in front of his former guard and then gave him a hug before taking off. It was White's night, and a beaming Williams loved every moment. White made a franchise-record seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and...

Clayton scores 21 to lift CSU past Loyola of Chicago 76-72

Nov. 12, 2019 11:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Dejuan Clayton had 21 points as Coppin State narrowly beat Loyola of Chicago 76-72 on Tuesday night. Clayton shot 12 for 14 from the line, 11 of 12 in the second half when the Eagles made 18 of 22, including their last 11 points in the last three minutes. They went 9 of 10 in the final 32...