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Illinois grocery tax suspended for year starting Friday

Jun. 30, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The sales tax on groceries in Illinois will be suspended for a year starting Friday, under the state budget approved in April. The state’s tax relief program will also postpone a gas tax increase until January, and cut school supply taxes from 6.25% to 1.25% from...

Medical Examiner: 4th brother dies from apartment fire

Jun. 30, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A fourth brother has died from injuries sustained in a Chicago apartment fire, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Axel Cruz, 4, died Wednesday evening at Lurie Children’s Hospital, the medical examiner’s office said. The other three...

Contreras homers, Morel also goes deep as Cubs beat Reds 8-3

Jun. 30, 2022 01:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christopher Morel unleashed a laser from center field toward the plate. In a flash, the Cubs let loose. Chicago catcher Willson Contreras pointed toward the dugout and let out a roar. Screaming pitcher Justin Steele pounded his glove several times. ...

Resilience Story: A bullet, a wheelchair, then perseverance

Jun. 30, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — There is a large photo of Jonathan Annicks on a wall at the rehab hospital where he was once a patient. Sometimes when he rolls by in his wheelchair, he gazes at the black-and-white image, taken shortly after he was shot and paralyzed. He was 18 then, his cheeks a...

Navarro scores, Slonina earns shutout as Chicago beats Union

Jun. 29, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federico Navarro scored in the 68th minute and the Chicago Fire beat the Philadelphia Union 1-0 on Wednesday night. Gabriel Slonina saved both of the shots he faced for Fire (4-8-5). Andre Blake saved three shots for the Union (7-2-8). Both teams play...

Challenge accepted: Richardson steps in as Blackhawks coach

Jun. 29, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were one of the NHL's worst teams last season, and their general manager is talking about a potentially long rebuilding process. They are listening to trade offers for their top goal scorer, and the situation at goaltender is murky at best. ...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty in September of sex trafficking...

Parker's 25 points, 11 rebounds lead Chicago past Sun 91-83

Jun. 29, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker had a season-high 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Kahleah Copper scored 15 points and Chicago beat the Connecticut Sun 91-83 on Wednesday for the Sky's fourth straight victory. Parker made a no-look pass to Kahleah Copper with 33.5 seconds...

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Jun. 29, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller won her primary...

GOP's Kathy Salvi to face Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November

Jun. 29, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kathy Salvi, a suburban Chicago personal injury lawyer, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois on Tuesday, topping a field of seven candidates. Salvi, 63, of Mundelein, will take on first-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth in...