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Taylor helps Royals top White Sox 4-3 in 10 innings

Apr. 11, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael A. Taylor scored when Garrett Crochet misplayed Andrew Benintendi's bunt in the 10th inning, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Taylor opened the 10th on second base and advanced on Nicky Lopez's...

Man accused of wounding cop held in lieu of $3 million bond

Apr. 11, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of shooting a suburban Chicago police officer during a traffic stop last week was ordered held Sunday in lieu of $3 million. Enrique Rosa, 27, remained hospitalized for wounds suffered Thursday in an exchange of gunfire with the unnamed...

Most of White Sox traveling party gets COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 11, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 90% of the traveling party for the Chicago White Sox got the COVID-19 vaccine after their home opener, moving the team closer to meeting Major League Baseball's threshold for relaxing some of the protocols put in place for the pandemic. Showing...

Southern Illinois village elects first black president

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

COLP, Ill. (AP) — Voters in the southern Illinois community of Colp made history last week when they elected a Black woman village president. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Marcella Clark was elected Tuesday with 30 votes, with...

Toddler shot on Lake Shore Drive out of coma, on ventilator

Apr. 11, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A toddler who was shot last week during a road rage incident on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive has been removed from a medically induced coma, according to doctors treating the 21-month-old child. Doctors at Lurie Children’s Hospital say 21-month-old...

Prosecutors: Boy shot by police was with man who fired gun

Apr. 10, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A young man who was with a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last month fired the rounds that drew the officer's attention, prosecutors said Saturday. Ruben Roman, 21, is seen on video firing the weapon that brought police to the...

Toddler out of medical coma after Chicago road rage shooting

Apr. 10, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A toddler shot in the head while riding in a car on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive has been removed from a medically induced coma but remains in critical condition, a doctor said Saturday. Kayden Swann remains on a ventilator to help with his breathing in...

Royals-White Sox postponed because of rain

Apr. 10, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox will have to wait at least another day to resume their series after Saturday's game was postponed because of rain. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader May 14. The White Sox...

Historic covered bridge hit for the 14th time since August

Apr. 10, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LONG GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A historic covered bridge outside Chicago has been struck by a vehicle for at least the 14th time since August, authorities said. A 73-year-old Nashville, Tennessee, man watching his GPS did not see signs declaring the 8-foot, 6-inch clearance of...

Chicago expands protected site for endangered shorebirds

Apr. 10, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Park District is adding about 3 acres (1.2 hectares) of Lake Michigan lakefront to a protected area set aside as nesting ground for an endangered shorebird. The district's move means several sand volleyball courts used at the south end of...