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Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Oct. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Oct. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an...

The Latest: Mayor: Chief drank before falling ill in car

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which Chicago's police superintendent felt lightheaded and then fell asleep after pulling his vehicle over (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Chicago's mayor says that the police superintendent told her that he had a couple of drinks with dinner the night he later...

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky will be a game-time decision

Oct. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who has been out since Sept. 29 with a left shoulder injury, will be a game-time decision Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, even after he practiced all week without limitations. The Bears listed Trubisky as questionable on Friday's...

New Chicago mayor faces familiar problems as teachers strike

Oct. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office this spring declaring it "a new day" for the nation's third-largest city. She pledged to change the way City Hall operated under Rahm Emanuel and for decades before him, invest in poor neighborhoods, improve schools and address the city's deeply...

Man indicted after driving through suburban Chicago mall

Oct. 18, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall has been indicted on charges of terrorism and criminal damage to property. The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports Cook County prosecutors announced the indictment Friday against 23-year-old Javier Garcia of...

Striking Chicago teachers return to picket lines for 2nd day

Oct. 18, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago teachers have returned to the picket lines for a second day as union and city bargainers try to hammer out a contract in the nation's third-largest school district. The strike by the Chicago Teachers Union and its 25,000 members canceled classes for more than 300,000...

Oversight board fires police officer for fatally shooting 2

Oct. 17, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police oversight board on Thursday fired an officer who fatally shot two people — a teenager he said threatened him with a bat and a woman standing nearby. The Chicago Police Board fired officer Robert Rialmo nearly four years after the deaths of 19-year-old Quintonio...

School's out: Chicago teachers strike, 1st day deal unlikely

Oct. 17, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking teachers marched in picket lines outside hundreds of Chicago schools on Thursday after their union and city officials failed to reach a contract deal in the nation's third-largest school district, canceling classes for more than 300,000 students for the duration of a walkout that...

The Latest: Chicago teacher strike to continue into Friday

Oct. 17, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a teachers strike in Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school district (all times local): 6:45 p.m. More than 300,000 Chicago students will miss another day of classes as contract talks between striking teachers and the school district remain at an impasse....