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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 30, 2021 07:12 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. November 26, 2021. Editorial: Senate wise to begin looking into management questions at the tollway “What’s going on at the tollway?” seems to be a perennial concern in Illinois politics. Perhaps a Senate hearing...

Prosecutors to begin case against Jussie Smollett in Chicago

Nov. 30, 2021 00:08 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of ex-“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who prosecutors say staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago but whose defense attorney says is “a real victim” of a “real crime.” Special...

Lonzo Ball helps Bulls beat LaMelo Ball's Hornets, 133-119

Nov. 29, 2021 23:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Lonzo Ball has faced his brother LaMelo three times in the NBA, winning twice. That's the only thing that matters to him. “I play to win. I'm still the big brother at the end of the day," Lonzo Ball said, “and I got to stack my wins.” ...

Cockburn, Plummer lead Illinois past Notre Dame 82-72

Nov. 29, 2021 23:45 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 28 points, Alfonso Plummer added 21 and Illinois defeated Notre Dame 82-72 on Monday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Cockburn, a preseason All-American and player of the year candidate, leads the nation in scoring at 26.6...

Lawyer: Jussie Smollett 'a real victim' of attack in Chicago

Nov. 29, 2021 21:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said as the ex-"Empire" actor's trial started Monday, rejecting prosecutors’ allegation that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago after the television studio where he worked didn’t...

Blackhawks send F Philipp Kurashev to minors

Nov. 29, 2021 19:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks demoted Philipp Kurashev on Monday, assigning the struggling forward to Rockford of the American Hockey League. The 22-year-old Kurashev has no goals and five assists in 19 games. He had eight goals and eight assists in 54 games...

Jussie Smollett's attorney says ex-'Empire' actor was 'a real victim' of a 'real crime' in Chicago attack

Nov. 29, 2021 19:42 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett's attorney says ex-'Empire' actor was 'a real victim' of a 'real crime' in Chicago attack.

EXPLAINER: What charges does Jussie Smollett face at trial?

Nov. 29, 2021 19:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The twists, turns and oddities of the legal saga surrounding Jussie Smollett’s claim in 2019 that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago have culminated in an actual trial, which enters its first full day of testimony Tuesday. ...

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Nov. 29, 2021 15:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41. Abloh's death was announced Sunday by the luxury group...

Shots fired through Chicago hospital's windows, no injuries

Nov. 29, 2021 12:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Gunshots fired from cars outside a Chicago hospital entered windows on the hospital's third and fourth floors Monday morning, but police said no one was injured. Chicago police said the gunfire about 7 a.m. came from people shooting from inside cars...