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After 5 years, Obamas break ground on Presidential Center

Sep. 28, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After five years of legal battles, gentrification concerns and a federal review, Barack and Michelle Obama dug shovels into the ground Tuesday during a celebratory groundbreaking on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park. Construction on the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 28, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 25, 2021. Editorial: Jelani Day, family deserve answers Many people have already done their best for Jelani Day. For their sake and his, we must insist on coming to a conclusion about his story. ...

Activist, historian among 25 `genius grant' recipients

Sep. 28, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A historian devoted to keeping alive the stories of long-dead victims of racial violence along the Texas-Mexico border and a civil rights activist whose mission is to make sure people who leave prison are free to walk into the voting booth are among this year’s MacArthur...

Blackhawks G Lankinen removed from COVID-19 protocol

Sep. 27, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen practiced Monday after he was removed from the COVID-19 protocol list. Lankinen had been held out since Friday. His absence doesn’t necessarily mean he tested positive for COVID-19. ...

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

Kim Clijsters loses to Hsieh Su-wei in return to WTA Tour

Sep. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kim Clijsters lost Monday in her latest return to the WTA Tour, dropping a three-setter against Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic. It was Clijsters' first match since a first-round loss at the 2020 U.S. Open a little more...

R. Kelly's life, from troubled talent to trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has long faced and denied allegations of lurid behavior and sex abuse. A jury has now found him guilty of sex trafficking in a federal trial in New York stemming from those allegations. A timeline of Kelly’s life: — Jan....

Umpire provides explanation for wild play in Cardinals-Cubs

Sep. 27, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Umpire Bill Miller provided an explanation Monday for a wild sequence during St. Louis' 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs that added another layer of drama to the Cardinals' 16th straight win. A request was made for an explanation after Sunday's game, but...

Sweet! Cardinals win 16th in row, go ahead in 9th, top Cubs

Sep. 26, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Knizner slid across home plate, hopped up and pumped his right arm in jubilation. Make it a very sweet 16 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Knizner scored the go-ahead run on Codi Heuer's wild pitch in the ninth inning, and the...

Slonina, Fire earn scoreless draw with Nashville

Sep. 26, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Young goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina picked up his second clean sheet, helping the Chicago Fire earn a 0-0 draw with high-power Nashville on Sunday. The Fire (6-15-6), well below the line, matched second-place Nashville (11-3-12) in a game with scarce...