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Demonstrators march in opposition to Israel and Gaza bombing

May. 12, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through Chicago’s main business district Wednesday in opposition to Israel and demanding an end to Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the Gaza strip that have left dozens dead. The demonstration occurred as Israel...

Man pleads guilty to stealing $800K from disabled kids group

May. 12, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The former executive director of a suburban Chicago nonprofit created to help children with disabilities pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges he stole more than $800,000 from the organization. Stuart Nitzkin, 45, of Deerfield, Illinois, pleaded...

Feds: Suspect in fatal shooting of girl, 7, fled Illinois

May. 12, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents unsealed Wednesday reveal a man allegedly involved in the fatal shooting last month of a 7-year-old Chicago girl is believed to have fled Illinois. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court accuses 21-year-old Devontay...

Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85

May. 12, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers, has died, a spokesman announced Wednesday. He was 85. Pervis Staples died May 6 at his home in Dolton, Illinois, according to...

New Northwestern AD steps down amid mounting criticism

May. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Mike Polisky resigned as Northwestern's athletic director Wednesday amid mounting criticism following his promotion last week to replace Jim Phillips. Polisky said in a statement he is stepping down as AD and leaving the school after 11 years...

Analysis of police misconduct record laws in all 50 states

May. 12, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Illinois (AP) — Below is an analysis of public record laws in all 50 states. It is based on an analysis of statutes and court opinions as well as interviews with experts. To stay up to date with the rapidly changing laws, visit Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill...

Abreu, Grandal homer, White Sox top Twins 9-3

May. 12, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox won their fourth straight, 9-3 over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Abreu went deep to left center on the first pitch he saw from Jorge Alcala (0-1) for his...

Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks past Magic, 114-102

May. 12, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks kept up their chase of the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 114-102 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. The Bucks (44-25) remained a game behind Brooklyn (45-24) for...

Durant scores 21, Nets beat Bulls 115-107

May. 11, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Durant had 21 points and eight assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 115-107 on Tuesday night despite Zach LaVine’s 41 points. Joe Harris added 17 points and Bruce Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Brooklyn won its second...

Toews' question chases Chicago Blackhawks into offseason

May. 11, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The question hovered over the Chicago Blackhawks throughout a promising season, and it remains in place right now. What exactly is going on with Jonathan Toews? The 33-year-old captain, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and one of the...