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Harvey's police chief placed on leave after 8 months

Jan. 26, 2020 4:17 PM EST

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago police lieutenant and former state lawmaker named to lead the Harvey Police Department was placed on leave last week after just eight months on the job. Police Chief Eddie Winters was placed on leave, pending his removal from office, according to T he Daily Southtown, which...

Blighted home program plans 12 demolitions in Chicago suburb

Jan. 26, 2020 9:36 AM EST

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill (AP) — A suburb north of Chicago has planned 12 demolitions this year as part a program targeting blighted and vacant properties, officials said. Officials in North Chicago said they've seen revitalization and improvement in affected neighborhoods, along with an increase in property...

Fortified White Sox say they're ready to contend again

Jan. 25, 2020 7:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and their long-frustrated fans say they're primed and pumped for the team to contend in 2020. The White Sox haven’t made the playoffs since 2008 and have endured seven straight losing seasons, but there was an optimistic buzz at the team's sold-out fan convention...

A car is parked by the sign of a Humidor cigar lounge in Lisle, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper before turning the gun on herself at the cigar lounge Friday night, in the Chicago suburbs, police said.  (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Woman kills retired trooper, self at Chicago-area cigar bar

Jan. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EST

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper Friday night before turning the gun on herself at a cigar lounge in the Chicago suburbs, police said. The shooting at the Humidor Cigar Lounge in Lisle was...

LeGrand hits game-winner, Detroit edges UIC 70-69

Jan. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Alonde LeGrand scored the go-ahead basket with .4 seconds remaining and Detroit-Mercy defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-69 on Saturday. After UIC’s Godwin Boahen missed the front end of a one-and-one with 11.8 seconds left, Detroit's Antoine Davis brought the ball upcourt, tightly defended...

Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada, left, Luis Robert, center, and Jose Abreu pose for a video during the team's annual fan convention Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

1B Abreu looking forward to winning with White Sox

Jan. 25, 2020 2:42 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu has known nothing but losing since he joined the Chicago White Sox. Six years, six losing seasons. Six consistent performances by the Cuban slugger, and six empty Octobers. Perhaps more than anyone else, Abreu is ready for the other side of Chicago's long-running rebuilding...

Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph, left, celebrates with guard Buddy Hield after scoring basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Kings won 98-81.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Hield scores 21, Kings beat Bulls 98-81 to snap 6-game skid

Jan. 25, 2020 12:07 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After being pulled from the starting lineup, Buddy Hield proved his value to the Sacramento Kings. Hield scored 21 points, Harrison Barnes added 19 and Sacramento beat the Chicago Bulls 98-81 on Friday night to snap a six-game losing streak. In 23 minutes off the bench, Hield was 7 for 12...

Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The patient is doing well and remains hospitalized

Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China

Jan. 24, 2020 11:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but three or four days later she called her doctor to report...

Jury finds suburban Chicago man guilty of woman's murder

Jan. 24, 2020 9:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man on Friday was found guilty in the death of woman during a 2017 burglary of her Hinsdale home. A DuPage County jury found 32-year-old Dominic Sanders, 32, of University Park guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Andrea Urban, who was beaten and her throat...

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, right, drives to the basket against Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Bulls won 117-110.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bulls expect Markkanen to miss 4-6 weeks with hip injury

Jan. 24, 2020 7:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls expect forward Lauri Markkanen to miss four to six weeks because of an injured right hip. The 7-footer from Finland had an MRI on Thursday after experiencing soreness in the hip for about a week. “It hasn’t really gotten worse, but it’s been there for a...