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Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Aug. 18, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to...

Nemanja Nikolic scores twice to help Fire beat Union 2-0

Aug. 17, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Nemanja Nikolic scored twice to run his goals streak to four games and the Chicago Fire beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Saturday night despite playing down a man throughout the second half. Nikolic opened the scoring in the 38th minute. Przemyslaw Frankowski played a low cross...

Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

Aug. 17, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company...

Man charged with attempted murder of Illinois state trooper

Aug. 17, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A 43-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the man's home. Authorities say Volodymyr Dragan of Wheeling shot the 32-year-old trooper about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The trooper...

Quigley scores 26, Sky beat Sparks 91-81

Aug. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 26 points to help the Chicago Sky beat Los Angeles 91-81 to pull into a tie for fourth place with the Sparks on Friday night. Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points and nine assists, Astou Ndour and Diamond DeShields had 11 points each, and Stefanie Dolson scored 10 for...

Man found guilty in fatal shooting of Chicago police officer

Aug. 16, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A guilty verdict has been returned against a homeless man who defended himself against murder and aggravated battery charges in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Chicago police officer. Jovan Battle rejected an attorney appointed by the court to represent him for the March 25 fatal shooting...

Chicago police recover 60 guns during raid on home

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officials say they were acting on intelligence when they seized more than 60 guns from a home on the city's West Side. Police Lt. Jeff Schaaf says Friday that officers served a search warrant late Thursday at the home in the Lawndale neighborhood. He said investigators believe...

Illinois trooper wounded while serving traffic stop warrant

Aug. 16, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say an Illinois State Police trooper who was shot and wounded at a home in suburban Chicago was among a group of officers serving a warrant related to a traffic stop. State police say officers with the search and arrest warrant were at a home in Wheeling about 6:30 p.m....

3 Chicago men charged in 2018 gang murder-for-hire case

Aug. 16, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago men are charged in the 2018 killing of a couple after a member of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang agreed to compile evidence against them. A federal complaint released Thursday says 37-year-old Deshawn Morgan, 19-year-old Darius Murphy and 26-year-old Demond Brown are...

Chicago police launch 2 centers to process video evidence

Aug. 16, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they're launching two new technology centers to help process video evidence faster. The goal is to increase clearance rates for homicides and non-fatal shootings. Chicago officials announced the centers Thursday. They'll be in the central and northern parts of the city and...