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'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions

Oct. 27, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For three weeks in 2010, they did nothing. That's how long it took for the leadership of the Chicago Blackhawks to act on allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player. Three weeks. Three weeks that — more than a decade later —...

Khalil Mack injury issue pressures struggling Bears

Oct. 27, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The running game already works for the Chicago Bears; they’re sixth in the NFL in rushing. Quarterback Justin Fields says he feels the passing game is close to doing the same to balance out their offense, and he needs to be right because his...

Judge acquits man who lived at Chicago airport for 3 months

Oct. 27, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who spent three months living in a secured terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport instead of flying home to India as he had planned has been acquitted on a felony trespassing charge. Cook County Judge Adrienne Davis acquitted Aditya...

Chicago's council OKs $16.7B budget with federal infusion

Oct. 27, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s City Council easily approved a $16.7 billion budget Wednesday that includes a roughly 30% increase in spending for an array of programs largely due to a hefty infusion of federal funds. The budget, which was approved 35 to 15, has nearly $2...

Illinois security guard rescued after falling into trench

Oct. 27, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A security guard was rescued early Wednesday after he fell into a trench dug for utility work near a strip mall in a western Chicago suburb, officials said. The 25-year-old man security guard for Factor, a packaged meal preparation company, fell into...

Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe

Oct. 27, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL. Stan Bowman,...

Blackhawks captain Toews enters NHL's COVID-19 protocol

Oct. 26, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks put captain Jonathan Toews and Henrik Borgstrom in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday, giving the winless team five players on the list. Toews and Borgstrom missed practice after they joined fellow forwards Patrick Kane and...

Timeline of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's life, case

Oct. 26, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — John Wayne Gacy was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the Chicago area in the 1970s. Authorities found most of his victims' remains in a crawl space under his suburban Chicago house or buried elsewhere on the property. In 2011, they exhumed the remains of eight...

Sheriff: Newly ID'd Gacy victim's death was news to family

Oct. 26, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When the discovery of more than two dozen bodies stashed under John Wayne Gacy's house near Chicago was making headlines all over the world in the late 1970s, Francis Wayne Alexander's family in New York didn't think much of it. The way they saw it,...

Bowman out as GM of US men's Olympic hockey team

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Stan Bowman has resigned as general manager of the U.S men’s hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics after an investigation into sexual assault allegations in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks revealed he knew about the situation and did not report it to authorities. ...