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Trio of Chicago players headline WNBA All-Star reserves

Jul. 15, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A trio of Chicago Sky players headlines the WNBA All-Star reserve list. Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Diamond DeShields were selected for the All-Star Game on Monday. They were joined by Tina Charles of New York, Candice Dupree and Erica Wheeler of Indiana, DeWanna Bonner of...

US men's soccer to play Mexico in New Jersey on Sept 6

Jul. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will follow its loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final by playing El Tri in an exhibition on Sept. 6 at East Rutherford, New Jersey. The match, announced Monday, is among two September exhibitions the Americans have planned. The U.S. lost to Mexico 1-0 in...

The Latest: Avenatti says he represents 3 R. Kelly victims

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti says that he now represents three victims of singer R. Kelly, three whisleblowers who have information about the case and three parents of victims. Speaking at a press conference in...

Judge combines R. Kelly hearings in separate federal cases

Jul. 15, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court hearing for R&B singer R. Kelly has been pushed back a day and will instead be held Tuesday when the singer was expected to be arraigned. Federal judges were supposed to meet Monday in Chicago to figure how to proceed in the case that involves separate indictments out of...

Florida expert flies to Chicago to help catch alligator

Jul. 15, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An expert from Florida has been summoned to Chicago to help authorities catch an elusive alligator in a public lagoon. Sections of Humboldt Park are closed Monday while the search continues for the gator, which is at least 4 feet long. Investigators confirmed the sighting last week but don't...

Suburban Chicago mother fatally shoots teen sons, herself

Jul. 15, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago-area mother fatally shot her two teenage sons before setting their house on fire and turning the gun on herself. The DuPage County sheriff's office says 43-year-old Jamie M. Jones killed 16-year-old Jason M. Harris and 19-year-old Nathan A. Harris in their...

Illinois woman gets prison for soliciting husband's murder

Jul. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for soliciting the murder of her 76-year-old husband and helping to conceal his body. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr announced last week that...

The Latest: Churches promise sanctuary from migrant sweeps

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on immigration enforcement sweeps (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A dozen churches in the Los Angeles area have declared themselves sanctuaries for migrant families as the Trump administration's immigration crackdown is scheduled to begin. Guillermo Torres, with Clergy and Laity...

Frittelli wins John Deere Classic for 1st PGA Tour victory

Jul. 14, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — While the rest of the leaders faltered, Dylan Frittelli surged to his first PGA Tour title. Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open, finishing at...

Frittelli wins John Deere for first PGA Tour title

Jul. 14, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open, finishing at 21-under 263 after the bogey-free final round at TPC...