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In this image taken from video, Tafara Williams speaking to reporters from her hospital bed during a Zoom meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Libertyville, Ill. Williams who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago says she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died. Williams and Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, were shot last week while in a car in Waukegan, north of Chicago. (Zoom/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die

Oct. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A woman who was shot by police last week in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that officers did nothing more than cover her boyfriend with a blanket after he was shot and left him on the ground to die. Tafara Williams, 20, spoke to reporters during a Zoom call from her hospital bed as she...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2020, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Governor bans indoor dining in Chicago amid virus surge

Oct. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Surging COVID-19 cases in Chicago prompted Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday to ban indoor dining and bar services and limit the number of people gathering in one place. The rules taking effect Friday will force diners and bar patrons outdoors and shut down service at 11 p.m. No more than 25...

Illinois Gov. Pritzker bans indoor dining in Chicago after latest surge of COVID-19 cases

Oct. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pritzker bans indoor dining in Chicago after latest surge of COVID-19 cases.

Black woman injured in suburban Chicago police shooting says she begged officers to help boyfriend, who later died

Oct. 27, 2020 12:50 PM EDT
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Black woman injured in suburban Chicago police shooting says she begged officers to help boyfriend, who later died.

Man sitting a kitchen table in Chicago hit by gunfire, dies

Oct. 27, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man died early Tuesday when a stray bullet entered a home on Chicago’s far south side and struck him as he sat at a kitchen table, police said. When gunfire erupted outside the home about 1:45 a.m., police said the 41-year-old man was struck in the chest by a bullet that passed...

Illinois residents urged to mitigate virus spread amid spike

Oct. 26, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — After another record-breaking day in Illinois for new coronavirus infections this weekend, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday again implored residents to do all they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the untreatable virus. “Cases, (test) positivity,...

Kay'lyn Bates, 7, a second-grader from Waukegan, works to get her candle illuminated during a prayer vigil on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in Waukegan, Ill. Police video of a suburban Chicago police officer's fatal shooting of a Black man and the wounding of a Black woman as the couple were inside a vehicle is expected to be released once relatives view that video, the mayor of the city where the shooting occurred said. (Karie Angell Luc/Daily Herald via AP)

Mayor: Video will be released in Black motorists' shooting

Oct. 26, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Police videos showing a suburban Chicago police officer fatally shooting a Black man and wounding a Black woman are expected to be released once relatives have seen the footage, the city's mayor has said. Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham said during a Sunday prayer vigil for Marcellis...

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, Dodeye Ewa, 16 year old study at the family library in Calabar, Nigeria. The third child is bothered by President Donald Trump's rhetoric and his policies toward international students, most recently one announced Friday that limits their stays in the U.S. to two or four years with uncertainty about whether their visas will be extended. (AP Photo/Daniel H Williams )

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

Oct. 25, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions not just about dorms or tuition but also American work visas. The session with parents fell in the chaotic first months of Donald Trump’s...

Man charged after fatal police-involved shooting in Chicago

Oct. 25, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 25-year-old man arrested after a fatal police shooting in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood has been charged in connection with another shooting that drew officers to the scene. Saul Zaragoza faces attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful...

People hold signs during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police last Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Stinnette was killed and his girlfriend and mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a police officer in Waukegan opened fire Tuesday night after police said Williams' vehicle started rolling toward the officer following a traffic stop. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

Black woman shot by officer seeks justice from hospital bed

Oct. 25, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend on Satuday told about 200 people gathered at an emotional rally in suburban Chicago that she's fighting “to be strong" for her son. The protest in...