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Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

Nov. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company...

Mitchell Trubisky cleared to start for Bears against Giants

Nov. 22, 2019 4:46 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky made it through a full week of practice without an issue from a hip pointer and will start Sunday against the New York Giants. Trubisky completed a third straight full practice without a problem Friday after he'd left Sunday's loss to the...

Chicago man charged in robbery that led to deadly shootout

Nov. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities have charged an alleged getaway driver in an armed bank robbery that ended with a shootout in Chicago that left the gunman dead and a police officer and teenage bystander wounded. The Chicago Tribune reports 32-year-old Maurice Murphy, of Chicago, was charged Friday the...

Abreu agrees to $50M, 3-year contract with White Sox

Nov. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract with the White Sox, eight days after the first baseman accepted Chicago’s qualifying offer of a $17.8 million, one-year deal. Abreu receives a $5 million signing bonus payable on July 1 and salaries of $11 million in 2020,...

Surging Illinois faces stern test on the road vs No. 19 Iowa

Nov. 22, 2019 12:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Illinois takes its stirring run in the Big Ten this season to another house of horrors on Saturday. No 19 Iowa has dominated the Fighting Illini over the past decade and has not lost to Illinois at home since 1999. Iowa also handed Illinois a 63-0 loss in Champaign a year ago, a...

Despite loss, big prizes still in sight for No. 11 Minnesota

Nov. 22, 2019 12:16 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No. 11 Minnesota had its perfect season ruined and playoff hopes dented last week. Despite all that, big prizes remain out there. The Golden Gophers will try to bounce back and remain in line for a spot in the Big Ten championship game when they visit struggling Northwestern on...

Judge concludes Illinois man innocent in 1999 fatal shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 11:09 AM EST

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has concluded that an Illinois man who spent nearly 20 years behind bars wasn’t guilty of a crime in the fatal shooting that sent him to prison. The Chicago Tribune reports Kankakee County Judge Michael Sabol granted Terrence Haynes a certificate of innocence Thursday...

Cirelli, Point help Lightning top Blackhawks 4-2

Nov. 22, 2019 12:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Even without Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay had enough. Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point scored 2:39 apart midway through the third period, and the Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night. “You can’t replace those guys,” Point said....

Boahen scores 17 to carry UIC over Robert Morris 72-62

Nov. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Godwin Boahen scored 17 points and Illinois-Chicago beat Robert Morris 72-62 on Thursday night. Tarkus Ferguson had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Flames (2-3). Michael Diggins added 12 points, eight rebounds and five blocks. Brian Taylor, whose 9.0 points per game heading...

Lawsuit alleges McDonald’s puts employees in physical danger

Nov. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at “daily risk” of physical attack by dangerous customers. In the lawsuit filed in Cook County court, the 17 workers...