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Chicago police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting where a 7-year-old girl and a man were fatally shot in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

7-year-old among 13 killed in weekend shootings in Chicago

Jul. 5, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — At least 13 people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. At least 59 others were shot and wounded. In one shooting, just before midnight Saturday, four males opened fire on a large gathering in...

Officials: Don't let guard down against COVID over holiday

Jul. 3, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and health officials urged businesses and residents Friday to comply with public health measures over the July 4 holiday weekend, warning that precautions must continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Pritzker noted states across the U.S. are seeing a spike in the number...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

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Surge protection: Some travelers face quarantine in Chicago

Jul. 2, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines, city officials announced Thursday. To comply with the order that takes effect Monday, travelers must stay at a...

Toddler wounded in latest child shooting in Chicago

Jul. 1, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was shot and wounded while playing with other children in the front yard of a home on Chicago’s South Side — the latest in a spate of child shootings in the city. The girl’s mother ran outside and found her daughter on the ground after a relative heard...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson participates in a news conference at police headquarters in Chicago. Documents, audio of a civilian 911 call and police body camera footage showing the former head of Chicago police allegedly asleep in October at the wheel of his vehicle were released to the public Monday, June 29, 2020, by the city of Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Chicago releases video of ex-top cop asleep at the wheel

Jun. 29, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Documents, audio of a civilian 911 call and police body camera footage showing the former head of Chicago police allegedly asleep in October at the wheel of his vehicle were released to the public Monday by the city of Chicago. A civilian saw former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses the city's weekend gun violence during a news conference at CPD headquarters, Monday, June 29, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

1,200 extra Chicago cops to be deployed over July 4 weekend

Jun. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police superintendent said Monday that he plans to flood the city's streets with additional officers during the long July 4 weekend in an effort to avoid a repeat of particularly bloody recent weekends and despite pressure to keep officer overtime to a minimum. “We didn't do...

Shootings across Chicago kill 3 kids; activists seek change

Jun. 28, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and local leaders called for more state and federal support Sunday as weekend shootings across Chicago left three children dead, including a 10-year-old who was struck by a stray bullet that came through an apartment window. The Saturday night death was among at least 10 shooting...

Chicago school board votes to keep police in schools

Jun. 24, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s school board voted Wednesday to keep police officers in public schools, rejecting the demands of activists and some politicians to cancel a contract with the police department and following the lead of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who favors police presence in schools. In a 4-3...

Chicago restaurants given OK for limited June 26 reopening

Jun. 19, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s restaurants will be allowed to serve limited numbers of diners indoors beginning next week, which is earlier than expected, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday. It's an about-face from Lightfoot's original plan to allow city restaurants to reopen July 1, and aligns Chicago...