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Ethics office says Reps. Newman, Lamborn may have broken law

Jan. 24, 2022 23:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded that U.S. Reps. Marie Newman of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado may have violated federal law, prompting reviews from the House Ethics Committee. Separate investigative reports from the Office of Congressional...

Off-duty Illinois state trooper 1 of 2 shot dead in Chicago

Jan. 24, 2022 21:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An off-duty Illinois State Police trooper and a woman were shot dead in a car on Chicago's South Side on Monday, the agency said. Trooper Antonio Alvarez, 30, and Amanda Alvarez, 31-, of Chicago were found inside a non-department issued vehicle and were both...

Chicago substitute charged with groping himself in class

Jan. 24, 2022 10:56 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A substitute teacher has been charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child after he allegedly touched himself inappropriately in front of students in a Chicago elementary school classroom. James Ruml, 29, of Chicago, turned himself in last week and...

Chicago girl, 8, dies after being struck by stray bullet

Jan. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-year-old Chicago girl who was walking with her mother when she was shot in the head and killed by a gunman targeting someone else on the city’s Southwest Side has been identified. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the victim Sunday as...

Chicago schools change COVID data tracking raising questions

Jan. 23, 2022 15:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's third-largest school district has quietly changed how it tracks COVID-19 in schools, renewing concerns about the accuracy and transparency of data used to make decisions during the pandemic. Chicago Public Schools officials recently acknowledged the...

Holden scores 38 to carry Wright St. past UIC 97-81

Jan. 22, 2022 23:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tanner Holden had a career-high 38 points as Wright State topped Illinois-Chicago 97-81 on Saturday night. Holden made 10 of 11 free throws. He added seven rebounds. Trey Calvin had 23 points for Wright State (11-8, 8-2 Horizon League). Tim Finke added...

Bucks hold off Kings, 133-127

Jan. 22, 2022 23:11 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One night after overcoming a defensive struggle to beat the Chicago Bulls, the Milwaukee Bucks unleashed their offense on the Sacramento Kings. The end result was the same, with the Bucks claiming a 133-127 victory Saturday night behind the play of veterans Khris...

Mosley scores 40, Missouri State beat No. 22 Loyola Chicago

Jan. 22, 2022 19:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Isiaih Mosley scored 40 points and Missouri State beat No. 22 Loyola Chicago 79-69 on Saturday, ending the Ramblers’ 10-game winning streak. Donovan Clay added 16 points and Gaige Prim 11 for the Bears (15-6, 6-2 Missouri Valley Conference), who last beat an AP Top...

Bulls G Caruso sidelined by broken wrist after Allen foul

Jan. 22, 2022 16:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso will have surgery next week to repair his broken right wrist after he was taken down by Grayson Allen during the third quarter of Friday night's 94-90 loss at Milwaukee. The team said Caruso will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks....

Through persistence, Kelly positions himself to run a team

Jan. 22, 2022 16:16 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Champ Kelly remembers sending handwritten and typed letters to every NFL team, and the rejections that came in return. He did it four times a year over four years, hoping to get into the league. Once the opportunity came, he made several jumps. ...