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Balanced Loyola-Chicago rolls past Valparaiso 71-54

Jan. 15, 2019 10:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Aher Uguak, Cameron Krutwig and Cooper Kaifes each scored 12 points and Loyola-Chicago beat Valparaiso 71-54 on Tuesday night. Loyola-Chicago (11-7, 4-1) rebounded from a 67-48 loss at Evansville in their last outing, and is now tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings with the...

Man pleads guilty in Chicago killing of Dwyane Wade's cousin

Jan. 15, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — One of two brothers charged in the Chicago fatal shooting of Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade's cousin has pleaded guilty to murder. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Derren Sorrells entered the plea Tuesday to a first-degree murder charge in the 2016 shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge. Sorrells...

United Airlines posts smaller profit but tops expectations

Jan. 15, 2019 6:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines reported Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit slipped 20 percent due to higher fuel and labor costs, but its profit and revenue both beat analysts' expectations. Shares of United's parent rose in after-hours trading. United is adding seats faster than its rivals Delta and...

Police shooting case lawyers make last sentencing arguments

Jan. 14, 2019 8:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending that the former Chicago police officer convicted in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald be sentenced to at least 18 years in prison and a defense attorney is urging the judge allow the officer to be released on probation. In documents filed...

Gunman gets 84-year term in Chicago honor student's killing

Jan. 14, 2019 7:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Monday imposed an 84-year prison sentence on a Chicago man who fatally shot a 15-year-old honor student a week after she performed at President Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration festivities. Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford handed down the punishment to 24-year-old Micheail Ward...

Bears GM won't say if Parkey will be back next season

Jan. 14, 2019 6:32 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace wouldn't say if Cody Parkey will return for another season, and coach Matt Nagy called out the struggling kicker for appearing on the "Today" show last week. Pace was adamant Monday that the Bears need improvement in the kicking game, calling...

R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

Jan. 14, 2019 5:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday. In the letter, a person identifying himself as R. Kelly warned a lawyer for the woman, Faith...

The Latest: R. Kelly risks eviction from Chicago studio

Jan. 14, 2019 5:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on legal action against R. Kelly (all times local): 4 p.m. R. Kelly risks being evicted from his Chicago recording studio unless he pays some $174,000 in back rent and other costs by Jan. 21. Court documents in a July lawsuit seeking payment from the singer were obtained by the...

Gov. Pritzker gives Democrats near-record power in Illinois

Jan. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Billionaire J.B. Pritzker took the oath Monday as Illinois governor, giving Democrats nearly unprecedented power at the Statehouse after four years of divided government only worsened the economic woes of a state billions of dollars in debt. The 53-year-old heir to the Hyatt hotel...

Man accused in death of girl, 4, who spilled juice on Xbox

Jan. 13, 2019 4:33 PM EST

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors will seek a life sentence for a suburban Chicago man accused of beating a 4-year-old girl to death after she spilled juice on an Xbox video console. Prosecutors said "heinous" circumstances justify the sentence for 19-year-old Johnathan Fair, of Waukegan, if he is...