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Bulls sign two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond

Jul. 06, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls signed veteran center Andre Drummond on Wednesday, adding a two-time All-Star and four-time rebounding champion. The team also re-signed backup forward Derrick Jones Jr. The 28-year-old Drummond has averaged 13.8 points and 13.3...

Police: Parade shooting suspect contemplated 2nd shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people at an Independence Day parade confessed to police that he unleashed a hail of bullets from a rooftop in suburban Chicago and then fled to the Madison, Wisconsin, area, where he contemplated shooting up an event there,...

In the midst of chaotic shooting, strangers save a young boy

Jul. 06, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman — stunned and speechless in the chaos of a July 4 parade massacre — walked up to Greg Ring and handed him a 2-year-old boy, covered in blood. Ring had fled the scene in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park with his wife and three children to an area behind...

EXPLAINER: Should red-flag law have stopped parade shooting?

Jul. 06, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after a rooftop gunman killed seven people at a parade, attention has turned to how the assailant obtained multiple guns and whether the laws on Illinois books could have prevented the Independence Day massacre. Illinois gun laws are generally praised by...

'Taken too soon': Remembering Highland Park shooting victims

Jul. 06, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the victims of a July 4 parade massacre in a Chicago suburb left behind a 2-year-old son. Another was staying with family in Illinois after he was injured in car wreck about two months earlier. For some, it was a tradition. They were avid travelers, members...

Vaughn, Garcia help White Sox rally, beat Twins 9-8 in 10

Jul. 06, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Vaughn tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Leury Garcia hit a game-ending single in the 10th to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The White Sox trailed five times in the game and tied it...

Cubs rally against Brewers' bullpen, win 2-1 at Milwaukee

Jul. 06, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — P.J. Higgins has learned how to stay ready when he isn't getting consistent playing time. The Cubs' backup catcher and first baseman delivered a tiebreaking two-out double off three-time All-Star Josh Hader in Chicago's 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on...

Ex-alderman who's part of Daley family sentenced to 4 months

Jul. 06, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A grandson and nephew of Chicago's two longest-serving mayors was sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday after being convicted of tax crimes and making false statements. Patrick Daley Thompson, 52, was accused of falsely claiming mortgage interest deductions...

Cubs' Kyle Hendricks goes on injured list with sore shoulder

Jul. 06, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has been placed on the injured list after leaving his Tuesday night start early due to soreness in his throwing shoulder. Hendricks had his shortest start of the season, lasting just three innings in the Cubs’ 8-3 victory...

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

Jul. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despite authorities being called to his home...