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Police: Suspect in Chicago bike attack shoots officer

Sep. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday is the bicyclist suspected of shooting a woman in the back in broad daylight near downtown earlier in the week, police said. Michael Blackman, 45, managed to get away from both shootings and should be considered...

The Latest: Police say suspect in bike attack also shot cop

Sep. 21, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the nonfatal shooting of a Chicago police officer (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday morning is the bicyclist suspected of shooting a woman in broad daylight near downtown earlier this...

Fourth defendant sentenced to prison Davenport slaying

Sep. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — One of five suspects in the shooting death of a Davenport man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Twenty-year-old Darell Allen Williams Jr., of East Moline, Illinois, was sentenced Friday for his role in the robbery and shooting death of Brady Tumlinson, whose girlfriend was...

Money woes may force Ronald Reagan's boyhood home to close

Sep. 21, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Ronald Reagan's boyhood home may have to close its doors due to financial woes. The Ronald Reagan's Boyhood Home and Visitor's Center seeks donations to stay afloat, according to a WREX-TV report. "Probably a year or two at the very, very most," Patrick Gorman, the center's executive...

Latino filmmaker Gregory Nava to join U of I symposium

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Noted Latino film director Gregory Nava has joined the lineup for the Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium at the University of Illinois. Nava directed the films "El Norte," ''My Family" and "Selena" and created the Latino series "American Family." He will close out the daylong symposium...

Illinois Rail Safety Week to be observed Sept. 22-28

Sep. 21, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Pedestrian and motorist safety around trains and railroad tracks will be the focus of Illinois Rail Safety Week next week. The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police announced that the fifth statewide rail safety initiative will be Sunday through Sept. 28 after Gov. J.B. Pritzker...

Historic train depot still waiting for a developer

Sep. 21, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The roof has been repaired but it's still uncertain what business will ultimately reside in the historic train depot in Belleville. The village purchased the depot last year and spent several months repairing the deteriorating structure. The work primarily focused on preventing...

Anderson pitches 6 scoreless, Brewers stretch wild-card lead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Anderson hadn't pitched past the fourth inning in any start in nearly a month. On Friday night, with his team in the heat of a playoff race, the Milwaukee Brewers right-hander stepped up. Anderson pitched six scoreless innings, Trent Grisham hit a bases-loaded triple and the Brewers...

Molina, Cardinals hold off fading Cubs again, 2-1

Sep. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals are taking charge of the NL Central by grinding out tough, ugly wins. And bouncing back after absorbing some unpleasant blows. Molina overcame a painful foul tip to get three of St. Louis' four hits, including a two-run single, and the Cardinals held...

Braves beat Giants 6-0, clinch 2nd straight NL East title

Sep. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager. Acuña scored three runs...