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EXPLAINER: What Chicago boy's death says about foot pursuits

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a police officer chased a 13-year-old boy into an alley and shot him to death, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded a new policy that would protect officers, suspects and bystanders in what she called one of the most dangerous actions an officer can take: a foot...

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

Apr. 17, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage and legal precedent that makes it...

Brooks scores 32, Grizzlies pull away to beat Bulls 126-115

Apr. 16, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored a season-high 32 points and the Memphis Grizzlies took control in the second half to beat the Chicago Bulls 126-115 on Friday night. Brooks had 15 points in the third quarter to lead Memphis’ charge. The game was tied at the end of...

Chicago opening COVID-19 vaccine clinic at errant hospital

Apr. 16, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago announced plans Friday to open a COVID-19 vaccination program at a hospital where vaccine shipments were paused after reports the hospital acted with favoritism in dispensing the treatment. Officials say the Department of Public...

Bears sign former 49ers, Bills WR Goodwin to 1-year deal

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a one-year contract Friday. Goodwin has 140 receptions for 2,323 yards and 13 touchdowns over seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16) and San Francisco 49ers (2017-19). He had a...

Cubs hit by 4 more pitches, Braves hold on in 9th to win 5-2

Apr. 16, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Wright plunked four Cubs batters but still left with the lead after a last-minute call-up, Will Smith stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves escaped with a bizarre 5-2 win Friday over Chicago. Wright was...

Chicago video tests newsroom handling of graphic footage

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The image that many Americans have of 13-year-old Adam Toledo is frozen in time: He is standing in an alley with his hands up as the gunshot that killed him is heard. This week's release of Chicago body camera footage of the March...

Braves scratch LHP Smyly, add to 10-day IL with forearm pain

Apr. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves scratched starter Drew Smyly and placed him on the 10-day injured list before Friday’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs due to pain in his throwing arm. The left-hander was added to the IL retroactive to April 13 with what the...

Vrana scores in Detroit debut, Red Wings beat Chicago 4-1

Apr. 15, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jakub Vrana scored in his Detroit debut, and Troy Stecher added two goals for the Red Wings in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Vrana and Richard Panik played for the first time since the Red Wings acquired them in a trade...

Video: Chicago boy wasn't holding gun when shot by officer

Apr. 15, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Disturbing bodycam video released Thursday after public outcry over the Chicago police shooting of a 13-year-old boy shows the youth appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer fires his gun and kills him. ...