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Truck collides head-on with Illinois school bus; 2 dead

Dec. 6, 2018 3:15 PM EST

DOWNS, Ill. (AP) — A semitrailer heading the wrong way on an interstate crashed into a school bus carrying an Illinois high school girls' basketball team, killing the truck driver and an adult on the bus, authorities said Thursday. Illinois State Police said eight girls were injured when the truck collided...

The Latest: Truck collides with Illinois school bus; 2 dead

Dec. 6, 2018 6:27 AM EST

DOWNS, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a crash involving a school bus in central Illinois (all times local): 4:50 a.m. Authorities say a semitrailer heading the wrong way on an interstate in central Illinois collided head-on with a school bus carrying members of a high school basketball team, killing the driver...

Judge denies request for name of officer who killed guard

Nov. 21, 2018 9:32 AM EST

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to order the release of the name of a suburban Chicago police officer who fatally shot a bar's security guard. U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lefkow denied the request Tuesday by the family of 26-year-old Jemel Roberson . Roberson, who was black, was...

Witness didn't hear officer order security guard to drop gun

Nov. 14, 2018 6:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A security guard who was working at a suburban Chicago bar when a black co-worker was fatally shot by a white police officer said Wednesday that he never heard the officer order the other man to drop his gun. The comments from Dorian Myrickes came hours after Illinois State Police released a...

The Latest: 2nd guard didn't hear officer say to drop gun

Nov. 14, 2018 3:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a security guard by a suburban Chicago police officer (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A security guard at a suburban Chicago bar where a black co-worker was fatally shot by a white police officer says he never heard the officer order the other man to drop his gun....

The Latest: Officer in fatal shooting placed on leave

Nov. 13, 2018 6:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a security guard by a police officer (all times local): 5 p.m. A suburban Chicago police chief says the white officer who fatally shot a black security guard outside a bar has been placed on administrative leave. Midlothian Police Chief Dan Delaney said Tuesday...