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State rep charged with not having valid gun permit

Nov. 22, 2019 1:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police have arrested Illinois State Rep. Curtis Tarver II after finding a gun in his car they say he was not licensed to carry. Police say Tarver was driving on the city’s South Side Monday night when officers noticed that he had a broken headlight and pulled him over. When...

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,...

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

Nov. 22, 2019 1:05 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...

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...

Lawsuit challenges state’s political donor disclosure laws

Nov. 22, 2019 11:55 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The constitutionality of Rhode Island’s political donor disclosure laws is being challenged in a federal lawsuit. The suit was filed Thursday by the conservative advocacy group the Gaspee Project and the nonprofit Illinois Opportunity Project, represented by attorneys from...

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...

Missing woman found dead in Moline, boyfriend dead at hotel

Nov. 22, 2019 9:26 AM EST

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern Illinois police say a woman missing for weeks has been found dead at the home she shared with her boyfriend, who later apparently killed himself at a hotel. Moline Police Chief Darren Gault says officers found 37-year-old Jordan Burroughs’ body Thursday in the garage...

Mom, son who died in pond had been returning from therapy

Nov. 22, 2019 9:07 AM EST

ROXANA, Ill. (AP) — Relatives say a mother and her 7-year-old son had been returning from an autism therapy session when their minivan ended up in a suburban St. Louis retention pond. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that autopsies completed Thursday indicated that 34-year-old Ashly Maynard, and her...

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....