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Vucevic dominates as Bulls pound Hornets 108-91

Apr. 23, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points and matched a season high with 16 rebounds, Coby White and Thaddeus Young scored 18 apiece, and the Chicago Bulls beat the struggling Charlotte Hornets 108-91 on Thursday night. The Bulls built a 14-point halftime lead and...

Cubs beat Mets 4-3 on Heyward's single in 10th

Apr. 23, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward had a game-ending, pinch-hit single in the 10th after Dan Winkler stranded the bases loaded in the top of the inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 4-3 Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep. Kris Bryant had two hits and...

Suspect in fatal shooting of Chicago girl, 7, shot, captured

Apr. 22, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police exchanged gunfire with a suspect believed to be connected to the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl as she sat in a car with her father in a McDonald’s drive-thru, authorities said Thursday. Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Barrett...

Foxx didn't view video of Adam Toledo's shooting in advance

Apr. 22, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County’s top prosecutor said Thursday she bears the responsibility for not viewing the footage of 13-year-old Adam Toledo’s fatal shooting or reviewing the misleading description of his killing by Chicago police before it was read by prosecutors in court. ...

Chicago man charged in road-rage shooting that wounded child

Apr. 22, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a suspect in a road-rage shooting on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive earlier this month that critically wounded a toddler, Chicago police announced Thursday. Deandre Binion, 25, of Chicago is accused of...

COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

Apr. 22, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged more than 70% since the start of the year, and deaths among them appear to have tumbled as well, dramatic evidence the vaccination campaign is working. Now the trick is to get more of the...

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

Apr. 22, 2021 16:25 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...

2021 Illinois AP Class 3A/4A All-State Boys’ Basketball Team

Apr. 22, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here are the Illinois Associated Press Class 3A and Class 4A 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...

Loyola Chicago's Krutwig says he is turning pro

Apr. 22, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig, who helped Loyola Chicago reach a Final Four as a freshman and return to the Sweet 16 as a senior this year, has decided to turn pro and skip his final year of eligibility. Krutwig announced his decision Thursday in a YouTube video,...

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...