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Man convicted in 2012 killing of 7-year-old Chicago girl

Apr. 18, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of a 7-year-old girl who was shot outside her home. Jerrell Dorsey was convicted Thursday by a Cook County jury. The 33-year-old Dorsey was one of two gunmen who opened fire on rival gang members on a West Side...

Concealed carry holder, felon killed in Chicago shootout

Apr. 18, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 64-year-old man with a concealed carry license and a man recently released from prison fatally shot each other in what is believed to be an attempted robbery. Police spokeswoman Officer Michelle Tannehill says Mark Miller was outside a property he owns on the city's...

Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push

Apr. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a...

Bears have a different view of the draft this year

Apr. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have a different view of the draft this year. A worst-to-first jump last season left them staring down at the rest of the NFC North, and loaded with one of the league's best defenses and banking on a more creative offense led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to...

Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O'Hare

Apr. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb....

Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock dies at 70

Apr. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock has died at age 70 after a car accident a week ago. His daughter, Lyndsey, says on her Facebook page her father died Wednesday. He was a passenger in an accident April 11 near Hilton Head, South Carolina Coppock was a fixture on local sports...

More than 30 teens arrested for disrupting downtown Chicago

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say more than 30 teenagers have been arrested after large groups of high school students caused disruptions and started fights in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Chief of Patrol Fred Waller says hundreds of teens were moving through the city Wednesday night and...

Anderson spikes bat, gets drilled; Royals top Chisox in 10

Apr. 17, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson says he isn't sure what he did to rile up the opposing pitcher or get ejected from the game. But he's certain of this much: He's not changing his ways. And if flipping a bat to celebrate a towering home run offends the other team, so be it. "It's all confusing," he said. "I'm...

Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

Apr. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recusing herself from the case, Chicago's top prosecutor weighed in on the allegations against Jussie Smollett last month, telling a deputy that she believed her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor, according to newly released texts and emails. The text message exchange...

Royals hit Anderson after ChiSox SS flips bat; benches clear

Apr. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox youngster Tim Anderson was drilled by a fastball two innings after emphatically spiking his bat to celebrate a home run, sparking a benches-clearing fracas with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Anderson chucked his bat toward Chicago's dugout while admiring his two-run shot off...