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Ex-Illinois House leader Arroyo sentenced for bribery scheme

May. 25, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme. Luis Arroyo was handed a 57-month sentence by U.S. District Judge Steven Seeger after pleading guilty in November to a wire fraud...

Escaped bison recaptured near Chicago after 8 months in wild

May. 25, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — A bison that escaped a suburban Chicago farm last September and had been living in the wild since was recaptured Wednesday, officials said. The 1,300-pound (590-kilogram) bison some had come to know as Tyson ran off while being delivered to the Milk and Honey...

Chicago-area man gets year in prison for throwing explosive

May. 25, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who admitted throwing an explosive at police during a violent demonstration in June 2020 was sentenced Wednesday to one year in federal prison. Christian Rea, 21, of Aurora, pleaded guilty last year to obstructing law enforcement when he threw...

Ex-southern Indiana police chief charged with taking money

May. 25, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A former southern Indiana police chief was arrested Wednesday on charges alleging he took more than $35,000 from an evidence vault. Former Vincennes Police Chief Dustin Luking, 48, was arrested at a business in his nearby hometown of Lawrenceville, Illinois,...

Chicago apartment fire kills young girl found in bedroom

May. 25, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A young girl died Wednesday morning after Chicago firefighters responding to a fire at an apartment building on the city's South Side found her in a bedroom, a fire official said. Firefighters who responded to calls about a heavy fire and someone possibly trapped in...

Red Sox pound White Sox 16-3, extend win streak to 6 games

May. 25, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Story and Christian Vazquez each hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox set season highs in runs and hits in a 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Story’s homer off Dylan Cease capped a four-run first inning....

Schwindel hits 2 homers, Cubs power past Reds 11-4

May. 24, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Frank Schwindel homered twice in a game for the first time in his career, Marcus Stroman recovered from a rough start to pitch five effective innings, and the Chicago Cubs rolled past the Cincinnati Reds 11-4 on Tuesday night. The Cubs have hit a major...

Sky celebrate 2021 championship before 95-90 win over Fever

May. 24, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker had 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists, Azura Stevens added 15 points, and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 95-90 on Tuesday night. Parker, coming off her second career triple-double on Sunday, also had three steals and three blocks while...

Changes under new coach Matt Eberflus hit Bears defense

May. 24, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Change came to Chicago Bears in leadership when Matt Eberflus took over as coach. Now players are dealing with this change personally by moving positions or even changing weight to fit plans for a new regime during organized team activities. ...

Officials: Tri-State Tollway pileup kills 1, hurts 7 others

May. 24, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One person died and seven others also were injured Tuesday in a pileup crash involving at least seven vehicles on the Tri-State Tollway around Chicago, authorities said. The crash that occurred about 6 a.m. near northwest suburban Glenview shut down all southbound...