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Family of Black girls handcuffed by Colorado police, held at gunpoint reach $1.9 million settlement

Feb. 05, 2024 20:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The four Black girls lay facedown in a parking lot, crying “no” and “mommy” as a police officer who had pointed her gun at them then bent down to handcuff two of their wrists. The youngest wore a pink tiara as she held onto her teenage cousin’s hand. The...

Old Second Bancorp: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 24, 2024 17:09 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Old Second Bancorp Inc. (OSBC) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $18.2 million. The Aurora, Illinois-based bank said it had earnings of 40 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 42 cents per share. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 16, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. January 9, 2024. Editorial: State must act where federal government has failed to address migrant influx Each day, it seems, another suburb takes up the thorny issue: What is a town to do when busloads of migrants arrive in the bitter...

Paramedics were convicted in Elijah McClain's death. That could make other first responders pause

Dec. 23, 2023 14:16 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Two Denver-area paramedics were convicted Friday for giving a fatal overdose of the sedative ketamine to Elijah McClain in 2019 — a jury verdict that experts said could have a chilling effect on first responders around the country. The case involving the...

Paramedics overdosed Elijah McClain with a sedative he didn’t need, prosecutor says

Dec. 20, 2023 20:22 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado prosecutor told jurors Wednesday in a criminal trial against two paramedics that they failed to properly care for Elijah McClain when they overdosed the Black man with a sedative that he didn't need, leading to his death following a 2019 police encounter. ...

Large fire burns 2nd residential construction site in 3 days in Denver suburb

Dec. 16, 2023 21:21 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Firefighters in the Denver metro area responded to the second large fire at an Aurora construction site in three days on Saturday. Officials have not yet determined the cause for either fire and have not suggested that they were related, but both are under...

Paramedics told investigators that Elijah McClain had 'excited delirium,' a disputed condition

Dec. 06, 2023 20:08 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Two paramedics on trial over the 2019 death of Elijah McClain told investigators in videotaped interviews previously unseen by the public that the 23-year-old Black man had " excited delirium,” a disputed condition some say is unscientific and rooted in racism. ...

Prosecutors say paramedics ignored Elijah McClain's distress after stop and killed him with overdose

Nov. 29, 2023 17:27 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Two paramedics "did nothing" to help an ailing Elijah McClain as he lay on the ground, a Colorado prosecutor said Wednesday, and instead they overdosed him with a powerful sedative that killed the 23-year-old Black man after officers forcibly restrained him as he walked...