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Blackhawks GM Bowman resigns after sexual assault probe

Oct. 26, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

Chicago Blackhawks general manager and president of Hockey Operations Stan Bowman resigned Tuesday after an investigation commissioned by the team found he was among a group of leaders who failed to respond promptly to allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010. ...

Illinois police officer dies after shooting near St. Louis

Oct. 26, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) — A police officer was shot to death Tuesday by a man at a gas station in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis, authorities said. Trooper Jayme Bufford with Illinois State Police said Pontoon Beach Officer Tyler Timmons succumbed to his injuries at a...

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman resigns following investigation into sexual assault allegations in 2010

Oct. 26, 2021 14:27 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman resigns following investigation into sexual assault allegations in 2010.

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 26, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. October 20, 2021. Editorial: Local governments should meet in person Every local government has issues large and small that affect the lives of the people it serves. Should residents be allowed to...

Police: Officer dies after being shot by man at gas station in Illinois suburb of St. Louis

Oct. 26, 2021 14:09 PM EDT
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) — Police: Officer dies after being shot by man at gas station in Illinois suburb of St. Louis.

Illini QB Artur Sitkowski out for season with broken arm

Oct. 26, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois quarterback Artur Sitkowski will miss the rest of the season after breaking his left arm against Penn State. Brandon Peters will start the Illini's home game against Rutgers on Saturday. Coach Bret Bielema announced Monday that Sitkowski...

Northern Illinois police fatally shoot sword-wielding man

Oct. 26, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois police officer shot and killed a man after he approached officers with a Samurai sword raised over his head and pointed the weapon at them, police said. The shooting early Monday in DeKalb came after a woman called police to...

Judge: No order barring union from discussing vaccine order

Oct. 25, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An order barring the president of the police union from making public statements encouraging members to disobey the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate expired after a judge on Monday denied a request to extend it. Earlier this month, Cook County Judge...

Missing ISU graduate student Jelani Day drowned: coroner

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University graduate student who disappeared before being found dead died from drowning, a coroner said Monday. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did...

Missouri tornado confirmed as storms swept into Illinois

Oct. 25, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a strong tornado that thrashed the southeastern Missouri city of Fredericktown as strong storms that swept the state and moved into Illinois overnight damaged buildings and knocked out power, but left no serious injuries. ...