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An officer investigates the scene of a shooting in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Chicago's July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

Jul. 6, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago's bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was far...

Chicago police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting where a 7-year-old girl and a man were fatally shot in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

7-year-old among 13 killed in weekend shootings in Chicago

Jul. 5, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — At least 13 people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. At least 59 others were shot and wounded. In one shooting, just before midnight Saturday, four males opened fire on a large gathering in...

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward warms up during baseball practice at Wrigley Field on Friday, July 3, 2020 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Cubs, Ross get back to work as workouts resume in baseball

Jul. 3, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — To new manager David Ross, Wrigley Field looked as good as ever. The ivy was in full bloom, and the Chicago Cubs got back to business, even if it wasn't quite business as usual on Friday. Lockers were spread out to allow for social distancing, Ross said. Some players even used the visitors...

Nigerian man charged with cyber fraud against US companies

Jul. 3, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Nigerian national appeared in federal court in Chicago Friday accused of orchestrating an international cyber fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say defrauded U.S. businesses in six states out of tens of millions of dollars. Olalekan Jacob Ponle, 29, originally of Lagos, Nigeria, was...

Dawn Gomez holds her 3-year-old granddaughter, Saryia Greer, who waves at Vanessa Guillen's mural painted by Alejandro

Complaint: Missing Texas soldier was killed at Fort Hood

Jul. 3, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and military investigators say a soldier missing since April was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier stationed at the same Texas base. The revelation followed demands for the Army to release details about its investigation of the disappearance. A criminal complaint...

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Surge protection: Some travelers face quarantine in Chicago

Jul. 2, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines, city officials announced Thursday. To comply with the order that takes effect Monday, travelers must stay at a...

Tim McCarthy, Orland Park Police Chief and former Secret Service agent who was wounded protecting President Ronald Reagan in 1981, stands alongside Gov. Pat Quinn in July 2012 during a press conference in Illinois. McCarthy is retiring Aug. 1, 2020 according to the village of Orland Park. McCarthy has served as chief since 1994. (Dom Najolia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Police chief shot in Reagan assassination attempt retiring

Jul. 2, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police chief who was wounded in the assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan is retiring after nearly half a century in law enforcement. Tim McCarthy, who has served as Orland Park's police chief for 26 years, is retiring Aug. 1. McCarthy, 71, said...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Chicago Cubs left-hander José Quintana had surgery to repair nerve damage in his pitching thumb Thursday, July 2, 2020 after he cut himself washing dishes and is out indefinitely. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Cubs' Quintana cuts thumb washing dishes, undergoes surgery

Jul. 2, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Already concerned about the depth of their rotation, the Chicago Cubs will have to get by for at least a little while without one starter because of a freak injury. Left-hander José Quintana had surgery to repair nerve damage in his pitching thumb Thursday after he cut himself washing...

Toddler wounded in latest child shooting in Chicago

Jul. 1, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was shot and wounded while playing with other children in the front yard of a home on Chicago’s South Side — the latest in a spate of child shootings in the city. The girl’s mother ran outside and found her daughter on the ground after a relative heard...

FILE - This 2020 file photo shows Tommy Hottovy of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. An emotional Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy is recovering from a severe case of COVID-19 that left him quarantined for 30 days. The 38-year-old Hottovy broke down as he detailed a harrowing ordeal during a conference call on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Cubs pitching coach says COVID-19 quarantined him for month

Jul. 1, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An emotional Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy is recovering from a severe case of COVID-19 that quarantined him for 30 days. The 38-year-old Hottovy broke down as he detailed a harrowing ordeal during a conference call on Wednesday. The Cubs resume workouts Friday for the first time...