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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, in Chicago. The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, as the new front office begins its remake of a team that missed the playoffs again.(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Bulls fire coach Jim Boylen after missing playoffs again

Aug. 14, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday, the new front office beginning its remake of a team that missed the playoffs again. The Bulls, who finished 22-43 this season, were one of the eight teams that didn't qualify for the NBA's restart at Walt Disney World. That meant they wouldn't make the...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019 file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.  (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

R. Kelly's manager charged with phone threats to theater

Aug. 14, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's manager has been arrested on charges that he threatened a shooting at a Manhattan theater two years ago, forcing an evacuation and the cancellation of the screening of a documentary addressing allegations that the singer had sexually abused women and girls. Donnell Russell, 45,...

Illinois meatpacking plant sued after COVID-19 death

Aug. 14, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

NORTH AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The family of a suburban Chicago woman who died of complications related to COVID-19 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a meatpacking plant where her husband worked and contracted the virus. The family of Esperanza Ugalde alleges in their lawsuit that Aurora Packing Co. in...

Jim Boylen fired as Chicago Bulls coach

Aug. 14, 2020 9:32 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Jim Boylen fired as Chicago Bulls coach.

Weather Service confirms 14 tornadoes hit northern Illinois

Aug. 14, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Survey teams with the National Weather Service have confirmed that 14 tornadoes touched down Monday in northern Illinois when a rare storm known as a derecho swept parts of the Midwest. The weather service's Chicago office said in a Thursday update that it confirmed a total of 15 tornado...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Darvish takes no-hitter into 7th, Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

Aug. 14, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish knew his pitch count was climbing, but he wasn't exactly showing signs of fatigue, either. Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his third straight dominant start, and the major league-leading Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Thursday night. Darvish...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Darvish's no-hit bid for Cubs broken up on HR in 7th inning

Aug. 13, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish's bid for a no-hitter ended when Justin Smoak homered off the Chicago Cubs pitcher with one out in the seventh inning to put the Milwaukee Brewers on the scoreboard Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Smoak connected on Darvish's 98th pitch, sending a shot to right field that...

Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week's looting

Aug. 13, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's state’s attorney’s office on Thursday announced 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with the looting of stores along the city’s premier retail street that occurred earlier this week. Prosecutors said among the charges filed include one...

FILE - In this June 30, 2017, file photo, John Mozeliak, right, newly named St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations, speaks during a news conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. St. Louis' series opener against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The Cardinals, who have not played since July 29, were set to resume their season Friday night in Chicago. But the series opener was pushed back to a doubleheader on Saturday, the beginning of an extended stay in the Windy City for the Cards. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

Cardinals-White Sox opener pushed back to Saturday

Aug. 13, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis' series opener against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The Cardinals, who haven't played since July 29, were set to resume their season Friday night in Chicago. But the series opener was...

FILE - In this May, 8, 2013 file photo, Illinois Sen. Terry Link, D-Vernon Hills, speaks at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Link was charged in federal court Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 with filing a false tax return, the latest Illinois lawmaker to face public corruption charges. Link reported an income of $264,450 in 2016 when the

Longtime Illinois state senator hit with federal tax charge

Aug. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime state Sen. Terry Link was charged in federal court Thursday with filing a false tax return, the latest Illinois lawmaker to face public corruption charges. Link reported an income of $264,450 in 2016 when the "defendant knew that the total income substantially exceeded that...