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TV reporter Russ Ewing, trusted by criminals, dead at 95

Jun. 26, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Russ Ewing, a Chicago television reporter who accompanied alleged criminals when they surrendered to authorities, is dead at age 95. In Chicago, Unity Funeral Home director Norman Williams said Ewing died late Tuesday at his home in Paw Paw, Michigan. The cause of death was not immediately...

Mystics beat Sky 81-74, sweep 4-game road swing

Jun. 26, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 22 points and seven rebounds, Ariel Atkins added 14 points, six rebounds and five steals and the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 81-74 on Wednesday. Washington (8-3) swept its four-game road trip with wins at Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Chicago. Delle...

Mother, daughter plead not guilty in cut-from-womb case

Jun. 26, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother and her adult daughter suspected of strangling a pregnant teenager and cutting her baby from her womb have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges. Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter Desiree on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the charges in a 27-count...

Defense: Chinese scholar's killer offered to locate body

Jun. 26, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student who could face the death penalty for killing a visiting scholar from China have said he offered after his arrest to plead guilty and divulge where her remains are in exchange for a life sentence. The revelation came in a late...

Suspect in Illinois deputy's death arrested after barricade

Jun. 26, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

AVON, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy was taken into custody Wednesday after barricading himself inside a home in rural western Illinois for more than 18 hours, state police said. Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum, 39, was shot dead at about 2 p.m. Tuesday shortly after he...

Alleged sex tape in R. Kelly case turned over to defense

Jun. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago. The judge in the case said he hopes that at least one of the four cases against Kelly will go to trial early next year. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood asked...

Off-duty police officer shot in head driving through Chicago

Jun. 26, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An off-duty Chicago police officer was critically injured early Wednesday when someone in another vehicle opened fire and shot him in the head as he drove on the city's South Side, the police superintendent said. The 25-year-old officer was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center...

The Latest: Suspect arrested after Illinois deputy shot dead

Jun. 26, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

AVON, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of an Illinois sheriff's deputy (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Illinois State Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy then barricading himself inside a home for more than 16 hours has been taken into custody. State police officials...

Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago cocktail lounge

Jun. 26, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump said the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody after she spit on him. Eric Trump told Breitbart News in a telephone interview that it was "purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems."...

The Latest: Worker on leave after alleged spit at Trump son

Jun. 26, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on allegation Eric Trump was spat upon in Chicago (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The owners of a Chicago cocktail lounge say an employee who allegedly spat upon President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump has been placed on leave. Alinea Group says in a statement Wednesday that it's...