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FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2020, file photo, Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson speaks during a news conference at the CPS headquarters announcing a preliminary reopening framework for public schools, in Chicago. Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that it will start the school year with all-remote learning in response to coronavirus concerns, according to published reports. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Reports: Chicago schools to announce all-remote learning

Aug. 5, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce Wednesday that it will start the school year with all-remote learning in response to coronavirus concerns, according to published reports. The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, citing unnamed sources, said the announcement will be made...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, right, with Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, announces CPS will begin the school year with remote learning, at a news conference in Chicago on Aug. 5, 2020. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Chicago schools to begin fall remotely, dropping hybrid plan

Aug. 5, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s mayor on Wednesday announced that the nation’s third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom, after all, and will instead rely only on remote instruction to start the school year. The city's decision to abandon its plan to have students...

Chicago police investigate the scene of a shooing Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, on Oak Street in Chicago. The shooting left one person dead and two inured, authorities said. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Man killed in Chicago shooting was local rapper, police say

Aug. 5, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

A man who was fatally shot as he stood with another man on one of Chicago's most fashionable streets was a local rapper, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as 26-year-old Carlton Weekly of the suburb of Markham. Chicago police spokesperson Tom Ahern on Wednesday confirmed...

Police: Chicago police officer shot, suspect in custody

Aug. 5, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer was shot and seriously wounded early Wednesday on the city's West Side by a suspect who fired at officers from a third-floor window, the city's police superintendent said. Officers called to the scene about a domestic incident were on the ground outside a home...

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, second from left, is taken out of the baseball game by manager David Ross during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Kimbrel shaky again, Cubs hold off Royals for 5th win in row

Aug. 5, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Kimbrel took over to begin the ninth inning with a 5-2 lead, but struggled again...

Chicago police investigate the scene where three people were shot, one of them fatally, in the Gold Coast neighborhood of the Chicago, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

3 shot, 1 fatally in violence on fashionable Chicago street

Aug. 4, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A shooting on one of Chicago’s most fashionable streets Tuesday left one person dead and two others injured, according to authorities. Two shooters jumped from separate vehicles and opened fire on a group of people standing outside shops on Oak Street, said Deputy Chief Daniel...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Darrell Johnson. Authorities announced Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, that they have charged Johnson with first-degree murder in the death of 9-year-old Janari Ricks, who was fatally shot while playing in front of his Chicago home Friday, July 31. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man charged in shooting death of 9-year-old Chicago boy

Aug. 4, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 39-year-old convicted felon appeared to be “hunting” for somebody to shoot shortly before he opened fire and killed a 9-year-old boy as he played in front of his Chicago home, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Darrell Johnson has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal...

FILE - People wearing face masks pass by newlyweds kissing as they posing for wedding photos at the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing on July 2, 2020. Now that weddings have slowly cranked up under a patchwork of ever-shifting restrictions, horror stories from vendors are rolling in. Many are desperate to work after the coronavirus put an abrupt end to their incomes and feel compelled to put on their masks, grab their cameras and hope for the best. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

No masks, no distance: Pandemic wedding horrors for vendors

Aug. 4, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wedding planners, photographers and other bridal vendors who make the magic happen have a heap of new worries in the middle of the pandemic: no-mask weddings, rising guest counts and venues not following the rules. Now that weddings have slowly cranked up under a patchwork of ever-shifting...

Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada is congratulated by Jose Abreu (79) after hitting a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Abreu, Moncada HR; White Sox spoil Brewers home opener, 6-4

Aug. 4, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — José Abreu hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Leury García scored on a wild pitch in the eighth and Yoan Moncada added a solo shot in the ninth to lift the Chicago White Sox over Milwaukee 6-4 in the Brewers' belated home opener Monday night. “I was thankful...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bryant homers, Mills shines as surging Cubs beat Royals 2-0

Aug. 4, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive win. Javier Báez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as NL Central-leading...