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AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent

Aug. 16, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is telling voters that his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker plans to raise taxes by 26 percent if he's elected to office. Rauner, who is seeking a second term this fall, has spent years battling Democrats over how to handle the state's troubled...

Family sues after police enter home, point guns at kids

Aug. 16, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A new lawsuit alleges Chicago police pointed guns at a family and two children after bursting into the wrong apartment with a search warrant. The Chicago Tribune reports the federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the children's father, Gilbert Mendez. It alleges false arrest and seeks an...

Trial witnesses back off statements to investigators

Aug. 16, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors called as witnesses friends of two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago high school student, and all backed away from statements made to investigators. One even denied Wednesday what transcripts showed he said in grand jury testimony after Hadiya Pendleton's...

Suburban Chicago man charged in prominent attorney's death

Aug. 16, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 66-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged in the death of a prominent attorney who argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Northfield police say John Gately III of Winnetka was charged Wednesday with murder and attempted murder in the fatal shooting late Monday of...

Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson unlikely to return this season

Aug. 15, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery last September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who went 12-6...

Rizzo leads Cubs past Brewers 8-4

Aug. 15, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It's purely about the math for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. A three-game lead is better than a one-game advantage, and that was all that mattered Wednesday. Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers...

US, Mexico announce new strategies on cartels

Aug. 15, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, who said one priority was to capture the leader of the increasingly powerful...

The Latest: Mexico says capture of drug lord a priority

Aug. 15, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on announcement in Chicago of new plans to battle Mexican cartels (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Chicago have unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels alongside members of the Mexican government, military and...

Brewers OF Braun leaves with rib cage tightness

Aug. 15, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left their game against the Chicago Cubs with tightness on the right side of his rib cage. Braun was removed for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning Wednesday at Wrigley Field. He went 0 for 2 a day after he homered twice in Milwaukee's 7-0 victory....

Lawyer: Chicago alderman to plead guilty in corruption cases

Aug. 15, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A member of the Chicago City Council is expected to join a long list of city aldermen to be convicted in corruption cases after his attorney told a federal court that he'd plead guilty. The Chicago Tribune reports that Christopher Groham said during a Wednesday hearing that Alderman Willie...