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Chicago police: Fight ends in gunfire; 1 dead, 3 wounded

May. 22, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a fight between two groups of people at a gas station escalated into gunfire, leaving a man dead and three people wounded. The shooting happened about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Avondale neighborhood and police say a 25-year-old man who was shot several times was pronounced...

3 found dead in suburban Chicago home; autopsies planned

May. 22, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

WINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been found dead in a suburban Chicago home. The bodies were found Monday in Winfield after a concerned citizen spotted unconscious people through a window and called 911. Details about how they died haven't been released, but police have said there...

Machado hits 15th homer as Orioles edge White Sox 3-2

May. 22, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Big swings by Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo. Impressive relief work by Mychal Givens. A couple of nice plays on defense. For one night at least, there was a lot to like for the Baltimore Orioles. Machado, Jones and Trumbo homered, helping Andrew Cashner and the Orioles beat the...

Orioles INF Machado draws attention in Chicago

May. 22, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Manny Machado and Albert Almora Jr. played together in the backyard when they were kids, dreaming about winning a World Series together. As far as what effect Almora's presence on the Chicago Cubs might have on Machado's situation, well, the star of the show is guarding his cards quite...

Illinois Democrats grill Rauner aide on death penalty plan

May. 21, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democratic legislators grilled a top aide to Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner Monday over a compromise plan to reinstate the death penalty in exchange for even stricter gun restrictions than the ones the Legislature approved. Rauner used his veto powers last week to insert the...

Illinois Lottery says $4 million winner is still a mystery

May. 21, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — There may be a millionaire out there who doesn't even know it. The Illinois Lottery says in a news release that whoever purchased the winning Mega Millions Megaplier Quick Pick ticket for the Feb. 23 drawing has not claimed the $4 million prize. The Lottery says the ticket purchased BP...

Former priest charged with sexually abusing teen in 2001

May. 21, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A former Catholic priest has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in a suburban Chicago hotel in 2001 after police reopened an investigation that had been dormant for more than a decade. Fifty-six-year-old Kenneth Lewis of Arvada, Colo., is charged with felony...

Chicago police officer fired for lying about arrest

May. 21, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who was cleared in a 2013 fatal shooting of a teenager has been fired after a video revealed he'd lied about what happened when he arrested a man in another incident. The Chicago Tribune reports that the city's Police Board voted last week to fire Officer Kevin Fry...

Today in History

May. 21, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 21, the 141st day of 2018. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 hours. On...

Quigley scores 22 to help Sky beat Liberty 80-76

May. 20, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 15 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter to help the Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 80-76 on Sunday night. It was the Sky's first game at the new Wintrust Arena. Quigley made 2-of-3 free throws and Diamond DeShields hit a 3-pointer to spark an 8-2 spurt that made...