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Attorney: Don't accept portrayal of R. Kelly as `monster'

Aug. 17, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly kept an ugly side of his life hidden as he escaped poverty in Chicago and rose to pop music stardom, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the singer's trial on charges accusing him of enticing girls for sex and rigging a 2008 child pornography case. ...

Former Phillies manager Joe Girardi to join Cubs TV booth

Aug. 17, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi has joined Marquee Sports Network as a game analyst for the Chicago Cubs, one of his former teams. Marquee said Wednesday that Girardi will be in the booth with Jon Sciambi and former big league pitcher Jim Deshaies...

Blackhawks agree to 1-year deal with D Jack Johnson

Aug. 17, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with Jack Johnson after the veteran defenseman helped Colorado win the Stanley Cup last season. The rebuilding Blackhawks announced the deal on Wednesday. Johnson's contract carries a $950,000 hit for the...

Moncada hits winning single in 8th again, ChiSox beat Astros

Aug. 17, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox came into the season with huge expectations and their sights set on a deep postseason run. Though it hasn't gone the way they envisioned, they are rolling at the moment — and closing in on the AL Central lead. Yoán Moncada came...

Astros OF Diaz exits against Chisox with discomfort in groin

Aug. 16, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Houston Astros left fielder Aledmys Díaz exited Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox because of discomfort in his left groin. Diaz caught Yasmani Grandal's line drive to end the third inning. He was replaced by Chas McCormick in the bottom of the fourth. ...

Bulls rookie Lewis needs knee surgery, out indefinitely

Aug. 16, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls rookie Justin Lewis needs surgery to repair an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is out indefinitely. Chicago said Tuesday that Lewis was injured last weekend and will have surgery in the coming weeks. The 6-foot-8...

R Kelly jury picked in child pornography, trial-fixing case

Aug. 16, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury was impaneled Tuesday in R. Kelly's hometown of Chicago to decide multiple charges against the R&B singer, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued toward the end of the process about whether the government was improperly attempting to keep some Blacks from...

La Russa rejects idea fan pushed him to use pinch runner

Aug. 16, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Tony La Russa got a kick out of the idea that a screaming spectator convinced him to insert a pinch-runner during a winning rally this week. The Hall of Fame skipper, the second-winningest manager in big league history, insisted Tuesday he had no...

Prosecutor: Suburban Chicago cop justified in fatal shooting

Aug. 16, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who fatally shot a hatchet-wielding man during a June traffic stop was justified in the deadly shooting, a prosecutor has determined. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said Monday that Naperville police Officer...

Immigration advocates sue LexisNexis over personal data

Aug. 16, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Data broker LexisNexis Risk Solutions allegedly violated Illinois law by collecting and combining extensive personal information and selling it to third parties including federal immigration authorities, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by immigration advocates. ...