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Sears through the years: from watch seller to tower builder

Oct. 15, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, which got its start as a watch seller more than 130 years ago, grew to become one of the world's largest retailers. But today, the company Chapter 11. A look at Sears through the years: 1886 — Richard Sears starts the R.W. Sears Watch Co. in Minneapolis. 1888 — The...

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Musicians have ratified labor deal

Oct. 14, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago says striking musicians have approved a multiyear labor deal and the season will resume Wednesday. A statement released by the music company Sunday night says members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 ratified the agreement with Lyric Opera...

DeBrincat's 2nd goal lifts Blackhawks past Blues in OT

Oct. 14, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As a junior hockey phenom, Alex DeBrincat grabbed the attention of scouts as a natural goal scorer who could get open and finish. Now the 20-year-old Blackhawks forward is doing just that in the NHL. DeBrincat scored his second goal of the game and sixth this season with nine seconds left in...

Thousands march in Chicago to encourage voting in midterms

Oct. 13, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people have marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election. The march took place Saturday after a rally in Grant Park organized by Women's March Chicago. The group...

Butler misses T-Wolves shootaround amid trade-demand drama

Oct. 12, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Butler was absent as the Minnesota Timberwolves wrapped up preparations for their preseason finale Friday night. Butler has demanded a trade but returned to practice with the team Wednesday, a session that included him verbally challenging teammates and coaches. He was not with the...

Trump administration steps in to kill police-reform plan

Oct. 12, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it's seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer police force under close federal court...

Sister Jean wins 2018 Illinois Senior Hall of Fame award

Oct. 12, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials gathered to present Catholic nun and celebrated Loyola-Chicago basketball chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt with Illinois' 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award. WLS-TV reports Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner helped present the award Friday to the 99-year-old Schmidt for her work to expand...

Chicago sues Trump administration again over grants

Oct. 12, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago has sued the U.S. Department of Justice again for withholding public safety grants for the "sanctuary city's" refusal to cooperate with the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies. The lawsuit filed Friday in federal court says the administration hasn't...

Chicago Police Board clears officer in fatal 2012 shooting

Oct. 12, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board has ignored oversight officials' recommendation and cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy during a 2012 foot chase. Last year, the Independent Police Review Authority found Officer Brandon Ternand at fault for shooting Dakota...

The Latest: Trump delivers a jaw-dropping WH performance

Oct. 11, 2018 11:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on rapper Kanye West's visit to the White House (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "open-minded" about stop-and-frisk policing. He made the comment as he met with rapper and producer Kanye West at the White House. Trump earlier this week called on...