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Dolton Police officer shoots armed robbery suspect

Aug. 19, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say a police officer in the Chicago suburb of Dolton shot a man suspected of taking part in an armed robbery at a used car dealership. Mayor Riley Rogers told reporters at a news conference that the shooting happened Monday when police responding to a call of an armed robbery...

19-year-old accused of threatening abortion clinic on iFunny

Aug. 19, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old from Chicago is charged with making a threat after he posted messages through a social media site typically used to produce humorous memes, saying he would carry out an attack on a city abortion clinic, according to a federal complaint unsealed Monday. Farhan Sheikh posted a...

Illinois man to be sentenced for threatening Arizona senator

Aug. 19, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a federal retaliation charge for leaving a threatening voicemail for a U.S. senator is expected to be sentenced Monday in Phoenix. The guilty plea previously entered by 58-year-old James Dean Blevins calls for him to serve probation for threatening an...

Senator condemns mock assassination of Trump at fundraiser

Aug. 19, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is apologizing for a mock assassination of Republican President Donald Trump staged at a weekend fundraiser. WCIA-TV in Champaign reports that the incident occurred Friday night at Chicago Sen. Martin Sandoval's golf outing in the Chicago suburb of...

Wilson returns, scores 25 points to help Aces beat Sky

Aug. 18, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A'ja Wilson returned from a nine-game absence to score 25 points off the bench, Liz Cambage had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Chicago Sky 100-85 on Sunday night. Wilson had not played since spraining her left ankle July 19. Kelsey Plum scored 12 points, and Kayla...

Bears release Elliott Fry, leaving Eddy Pineiro as kicker

Aug. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears' kicking competition is over, for now, with Eddy Pineiro the winner. The Bears announced Sunday that Elliott Fry was released after an offseason and preseason competition with Pineiro and several other kickers to replace Cody Parkey. "I feel like I've done well,"...

4 female Markham officers allege gender discrimination

Aug. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) — Four female police officers in the Chicago suburb of Markham have alleged gender discrimination in complaints filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. The Daily Southtown reports the complaints follow Terry White's promotion to chief of police last year and were filed...

Expert: Stars 'aligned' for proposed Chicago area airport

Aug. 18, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The political and economic stars have aligned for the development of a suburban Chicago airport, according to a transportation expert. Officials have spent years debating whether an airport in Peotone, located about 45 miles (71 kilometers) south of Chicago, should be built. This year's...

Cook County seeks community groups to help with census count

Aug. 18, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County has allocated $1 million for efforts to reach hard-to-count populations in the 2020 census. The census has identified several areas in Cook County where the census response rate has been low. County officials are seeking community-based groups and local government bodies to help...

Severe weather in Illinois, Indiana delays Chicago Air Show

Aug. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather sweeping through parts of Illinois and Indiana has postponed the start of the final day of the Chicago Air and Water Show. Emergency management officials issued a statement Sunday saying the event that features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows will...