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A health worker of Rocket Testing, conducts a test at the COVID-19 testing site at the Hawthorn Mall parking lot in Vernon Hills, Ill., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. A new drive-up rapid COVID-19 testing facility has opened in Vernon Hills. Rocket Testing, which currently has seven locations in the Chicago area. No appointment is necessary, and test can remain in the car while people wait, according to the Rocket Testing Facebook page. The test takes just minutes, and results are typically available in 15 minutes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Latest: Chicago opens restaurants, some bars with limits

Jan. 23, 2021 3:22 PM EST

CHICAGO — Restaurants and certain bars across Chicago and suburban Cook County have opened their doors to customers for the first time since late October after winning approval Saturday from Illinois health officials. With the city and county moving up to Tier I of the state’s coronavirus...

FILE - Detroit Tigers' Austin Romine prepares to bat during a spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo. The Cubs added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Austin Romine, Cubs finalize $1.5 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 23, 2021 2:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with catcher Austin Romine on Saturday. Romine can earn an additional $700,000 in performance bonuses for starts at catcher and $500,000 in roster bonuses. He would get $100,000 each for 50 starts and each additional 10 through 110. He...

Chicago restaurants, some bars reopen to indoor dining

Jan. 23, 2021 12:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Restaurants and certain bars across Chicago and suburban Cook County opened their doors to customers Saturday for the first time since late October after winning approval from Illinois health officials. Restaurants and bars that serve food can seat customers indoors at 25% capacity or 25...

Illinois says incarcerated should get early COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 23, 2021 1:04 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Jail emerged as a national COVID-19 hotspot early in the pandemic, with hundreds of correctional officers and incarcerated people testing positive. As the virus continued to spread, incarcerated people repeatedly campaigned for better protections. Relief could now be in sight....

This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Jaylen Saulsberry. Saulsberry, the fourth and final suspect in the December killing of retired firefighter Dwain Williams — who was fatally shot in a botched carjacking in December — has been extradited to Chicago and charged with murder. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

4th person charged in killing of retired Chicago firefighter

Jan. 22, 2021 9:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A shoe that fell from the foot of a 19-year-old led to his arrest in connection to the fatal shooting of a retired firefighter, a Cook County prosecutor said Friday. Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy told a judge during a bond hearing that Jaylen Saulsberry, of Chicago Heights,...

Diggins makes putback at buzzer, UIC tops Youngstown State

Jan. 22, 2021 8:23 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Michael Diggins tapped in an airball just before the buzzer as Illinois-Chicago edged past Youngstown State 67-66 on Friday. Youngstown State’s Naz Bohannon missed two free throws with eight seconds left and Diggins secured the rebound. Teyvion Kirk dribbled down the court...

Chicago Bears promote Sean Desai to defensive coordinator

Jan. 22, 2021 7:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears promoted safeties coach Sean Desai to replace retired defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano on Friday. The longest-tenured member of the Bears’ coaching staff, Desai was hired as a quality control coach in 2013 under Marc Trestman. He worked with defensive backs and...

In this image from video, Jesse Robinson shows the spot on his arm where he received his COVID-19 vaccination, in Nashville, Tenn. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a fortunate few are getting bumped to the front of the line as clinics scramble to get rid of extra, perishable doses at the end of the day. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall)

Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses

Jan. 22, 2021 6:26 PM EST

Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list of 15,000 hopefuls. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a lucky few are getting bumped to the front...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Detective Young Clifton Hobson. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, David Walsh, a Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of Hobson, was sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. (Courtesy of Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man who murdered Chicago cop gets life for bank robbery

Jan. 22, 2021 4:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of a police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Judge Gary Feinerman on Wednesday handed the sentence to David Walsh, 74, who...

FILE - Detroit Tigers' Austin Romine prepares to bat during a spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo. The Cubs added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP source: Cubs, C Romine agree to $1.5 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 22, 2021 2:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized....