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Chicago orders business curfew amid virus' 'second surge'

Oct. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago businesses will have to close by 10 p.m. and residents are asked to limit gatherings to six people as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases among residents continues to rise, the city’s mayor announced Thursday. “We are — no doubt whatsoever — in...

Relative: Black couple didn't provoke shooting by police

Oct. 22, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black man dead said the couple did nothing to provoke the officer. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, in East Lansing, Mich. Even after beating a Wisconsin team that was favored by 30 ½ points last year, Illinois heads into Madison as a 19 ½-point underdog as the two West Division rivals prepare to open the pandemic-delayed Big Ten season Friday night. “I guess we’re going to have to go prove them wrong again,” Peters said. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Illinois seeking to surprise No. 14 Wisconsin one more time

Oct. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

Illinois believes its upset of Wisconsin last year showed how far the program has come. The oddsmakers are reminding the Illini how far they still have to go. Even after beating a Wisconsin team that was favored by 30 ½ points last year, Illinois heads into Madison as a 19 ½-point underdog as the two...

No one hurt as jet slides off Chicago-area airport runway

Oct. 22, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — No one was hurt when a Lear jet carrying nine people slid off a runway and crashed into a fence at a Chicago-area airport, authorities said. The jet slid off a runway at Chicago Executive Airport in northwest suburban Wheeling late Wednesday. The jet skidded on the runway, hit a...

Authorities investigate fatal shooting of Black teen by cop

Oct. 22, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police are investigating after a suburban Chicago police officer fatally shot a Black teenager who was a passenger in a vehicle that rolled in reverse toward an officer, authorities said Wednesday. Officials haven’t identified the dead teen, nor the driver, a...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker lowers his head as Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announces seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 during a press conference in Springfield, Ill. While battling a recalcitrant coronavirus pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, started laying plans for distributing a safe and effective vaccine. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Illinois starts planning for COVID-19 vaccine as cases surge

Oct. 21, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — While battling a recalcitrant coronavirus pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday started laying plans for distributing a safe and effective vaccine. But other than saying that a vaccine would go first to health care providers, long-term care residents and other vulnerable...

Sergeant arrested after alleging police misconduct in Joliet

Oct. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who made public allegations of misconduct in the death of a Black criminal suspect while in custody was arrested Wednesday, according to Joliet police. Sgt. Javier Esqueda was arrested and charged with two counts of official misconduct. The charges are...

New Rams DT A'Shawn Robinson moves closer to debut

Oct. 21, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A'Shawn Robinson has been designated to return to practice with the Rams this week, moving the new defensive tackle closer to his debut for Los Angeles. The Rams (4-2) announced the decision Wednesday. Robinson can be activated at any point in the next 21 days, or the Rams can...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek (37) heads to the end zone with a 42-yard touchdown against Western Kentucky during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Groshek ran for 194 yards on 42 carries and caught 29 passes for 289 yards last season. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

Illinois seeks to stun No. 14 Badgers for 2nd straight year

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Illinois at No. 14 Wisconsin, Friday at 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network). Line: Wisconsin by 19 1/2. Series record: Wisconsin 42-37-7 WHAT’S AT STAKE? Wisconsin seeks to avenge a 24-23 loss at Illinois from last year in one of the season’s biggest upsets. The Badgers were favored in that game by 30...

A person takes a picture of the site where a small plane crashed the night before into a wooded area off of Lincoln Highway, just west of Interstate 394 in Ford Heights, Ill., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Authorities say a suburban Chicago man who was seriously injured when the plane he was piloting crashed along the highway Tuesday later died from his injuries. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Suburban Chicago man dies after plane crashes near highway

Oct. 21, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who was seriously injured when the plane he was piloting crashed Tuesday night near a highway later died from his injuries, authorities said. Lawrence Jagmin, 70, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office...