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‘Slave for sale’ Craigslist post leads to hate crime charges

Nov. 20, 2019 3:04 PM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago 14-year-old faces hate crime and other charges for allegedly posting on Craigslist a picture of an African American classmate with the caption, “Slave for sale.” The white Naperville Central High School freshman appeared Wednesday in DuPage County...

Bulls’ Otto Porter Jr out 2 weeks with bone bruise in foot

Nov. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls say forward Otto Porter Jr. has a bone bruise in his left foot and will be reassessed in two weeks. The Bulls say a second MRI on Tuesday revealed the bruise. Porter, averaging 11.2 points in nine games, has been sidelined since he sprained his left foot at Atlanta on Nov....

Bears’ Trubisky expects to play against Giants if he’s ready

Nov. 20, 2019 2:40 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky says his right hip is improving and he expects to play Sunday against the New York Giants if he’s ready. That’s a big “if.” Trubisky is day to day after suffering a hip pointer in the loss at the Los Angeles...

Chicago cop and teen wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Nov. 20, 2019 12:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suspected bank robber shot a Chicago police officer in the head, badly wounding him, before another officer killed the suspect in a shootout in which a teenage bystander was wounded, authorities said. The chaotic chain of events began late Tuesday afternoon when two men robbed a bank in...

Jussie Smollett: Chicago prosecution was malicious

Nov. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett says his $10,000 payment after the close of a criminal case should prevent Chicago from seeking reimbursement for a police investigation of his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Smollett’s attorneys filed...

Hurricanes top Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win

Nov. 20, 2019 12:25 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour thinks it’s going to be another tough playoff race in the Metropolitan Division this season. So yeah, a little win streak on the road is a big deal. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist, and the Hurricanes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on...

Officer, teenage bystander wounded in Chicago shootout

Nov. 19, 2019 11:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer was shot in the head during a shootout on the city’s Northwest Side that left a suspect dead and a teenage bystander wounded. Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a press conference that the 46-year-old officer was wounded Tuesday evening as police responded to...

Johnson carries Chicago State over Purdue Northwest 89-77

Nov. 19, 2019 8:27 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Xavier Johnson had 18 points to lead five Chicago State players in double figures as the Cougars topped Division II opponent Purdue Northwest 89-77 on Tuesday night. Andrew Lewis added 14 points for the Cougars (2-3). Ke'Sean Davis chipped in 12, Jace Colley scored 11 and Amir Gholizadeh had...

Judge refuses to expunge record of officer in fatal shooting

Nov. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A white former Chicago police officer who was acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black woman failed Tuesday to get his record expunged by a judge. Dante Servin had asked that his records tied to the 2012 death of Rekia Boyd be stricken from police and court databases. In rejecting the...

A Chicago woman accused in cut-from-womb case gives birth

Nov. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman charged in the death of a mother and the child cut from her womb has given birth. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department revealed Tuesday that 25-year-old Desiree Figueroa was taken from jail to give birth on Nov. 1 at Stroger Hospital. She is now back in Cook County...