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COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

Apr. 22, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year, dramatic proof the vaccination campaign is working. Now the trick is to get more of the nation's younger people to roll up their sleeves. The drop-off in...

Chicago seeks developer to open city's first casino by 2025

Apr. 22, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is laying its cards on the table and officially seeking bids to build the first casino in the nation's third-largest city. City leaders want a “world-class” resort that'll draw locals and tourists while boosting Chicago's finances, but...

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Báez hits slam, Cubs get boost from Mets errors in 16-4 romp

Apr. 22, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez insisted he was seeing the ball well and had his timing down, though his approach was a little off and the results weren't what he wanted. This time, everything clicked. Báez hit a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs took...

Hagel scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Predators 5-4

Apr. 21, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Hagel scored 3:00 into overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Wednesday night. Hagel also had two assists as Chicago beat Nashville for the first time in seven games this season. Pius Suter and Vinnie...

Priest removed from parish post after assault allegations

Apr. 21, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The pastor of a Catholic parish has been asked to step aside following allegations he sexually assaulted a minor 36 years ago, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Wednesday. In a letter to members of Christ the King parish, Cardinal Blase Cupich said...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 21 The Buffalo News on climate change, Earth Day and President Joe Biden's environmental plan: The realities of climate change present...

George Floyd and Emmett Till families see parallels in loss

Apr. 21, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black Chicago teen’s lynching in 1955 galvanized the civil rights movement. A Black Minneapolis man’s killing by police last year propelled a worldwide call for racial justice and ending police brutality. The murders of Emmett Till and George...

2021 Illinois AP Class 1A/2A All-State Boys' Basketball Team

Apr. 21, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here are the Illinois Associated Press Class 1A and Class 2A All-State boys’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. Players received five...