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Illinois change in ‘felony murder rule' left some behind

Jan. 29, 2022 01:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Gerald Berry is serving a life sentence for murder, even though he didn’t kill anyone. On Dec. 27, 2001, Berry said he and three friends drove to Country Club Hills, Illinois, in Chicago’s south suburbs, to case a house that they planned to burglarize later....

Jackson County drug court hopes to give people second chance

Jan. 29, 2022 01:02 AM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A drug treatment court has made its way to Jackson County to help those faced with addiction and criminal charges get their life back, Judge Steven Bost said. “The beauty of this program is that it’s been researched and studied and studied, and it...

Landeskog scores twice, Avs hang on for 9th straight win

Jan. 29, 2022 00:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored two power-play goals, and the Colorado Avalanche topped the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4 on Friday night for their ninth straight win. Western Conference-leading Colorado extended its point streak to 15 games (14-0-1), surviving a wild finish. J.T....

Clark's 28 points lead No. 23 Iowa women past Northwestern

Jan. 28, 2022 22:59 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 28 points and a clutch 3-pointer, Monika Czinano added 24 points with a season-high 16 rebounds, and No. 23 Iowa defeated Northwestern 72-67 in overtime on Friday night. Clark, the nation's leader in scoring (25.4 ppg) and assists (8.2 apg),...

Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews sidelined by concussion

Jan. 28, 2022 20:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is out indefinitely because of a concussion. The 33-year-old Toews got hurt during Wednesday night's 8-5 win at Detroit, but he played through the game. The center reported symptoms to the team’s medical staff on Thursday....

Avs' MacKinnon could miss All-Star Game after Taylor hit

Jan. 28, 2022 20:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon will be sidelined for at least three games because of a concussion and facial fracture, throwing his availability for the All-Star Game into question. The 26-year-old MacKinnon has nine goals and 34 assists in 31 games. He...

Nearly 300 flights canceled as snow belts Chicago area

Jan. 28, 2022 18:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 300 flights arriving in or departing from Chicago-area airports were canceled Friday amid a winter storm that dumped as much as 8 inches of snow on the region. The Chicago Department of Aviation said 260 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International...

Former SW Illinois cop sentenced for falsifying time cards

Jan. 28, 2022 15:02 PM EST

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southwestern Illinois police officer has been sentenced to five months in federal prison after pleading guilty to collecting about $60,000 in fraudulent pay by his falsifying time cards. A federal judge also ordered Ricky Perry, 51, on Wednesday...

Boy, 11, charged in armed carjacking in Chicago neighborhood

Jan. 28, 2022 10:37 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 11-year-old boy has been charged in an armed carjacking last fall where he and other males allegedly stole an SUV at gunpoint from two Chicago women, police said. The boy was arrested Wednesday and charged as a juvenile with vehicular hijacking and criminal...

Tennessee State defeats SIU-Edwardsville 75-70

Jan. 27, 2022 23:47 PM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. scored 18 points as Tennessee State edged past Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 75-70 on Thursday night. Carlos Marshall Jr. added 17 points for the Tigers, while Kassim Nicholson chipped in 16. Nicholson also had 10 rebounds. ...