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Nebraska, Illinois will open 2021 football season in Ireland

Oct. 14, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

Nebraska will play Illinois in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2021 season, the second game in a five-game series of college football games on the Emerald Isle. Athletic directors Bill Moos of Nebraska and Josh Whitman of Illinois announced the game Monday. It's set for Aug. 28 at 51,700-seat Aviva Stadium. Illinois...

Chicago man charged with killing 5 neighbors due in court

Oct. 14, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man charged with gunning down five of his neighbors over the weekend is due in court. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Krysztof Marek's hearing Monday comes after he was charged with a fifth count of first-degree murder following Sunday's death of a woman. The four other...

Serial stowaway remains jailed after latest airport arrest

Oct. 13, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 67-year-old woman with a history of sneaking onto flights without a ticket will remain jailed after the latest incident in which police say she tried to get past security at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Marilyn Hartman was arrested Friday night and later charged with felony...

Fifth victim in Chicago apartment shooting dies

Oct. 13, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A fifth person has died from wounds suffered in a shooting at an apartment building on Chicago's Northwest Side. Police say a 67-year-old man went into a neighbor's apartment Saturday evening, fatally shooting four people as they ate dinner. They say the suspect then went to a unit on the...

11 hurt after car crashes into hayride in northern Illinois

Oct. 13, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK TOWNSHIP, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois woman has been ticketed for driving her car into a hayride wagon carrying 14 adult passengers, injuring 11 of them. The Kendall County Sheriff's Department says a car driven by 22-year-old Kaitlin Minick of DeKalb slammed into the rear of the wagon...

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets world marathon record in Chicago

Oct. 13, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event. The 25-year-old Kosgei bested the previous mark of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in London 16 years ago. Kosgei won in Chicago last year in 2:18:35. "I'm...

Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

Oct. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public support and can be a difference maker at the...

Boxer Patrick Day transported to hospital after vicious KO

Oct. 13, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day was taken to a hospital after getting viciously knocked out in the 10th round by Charles Conwell on Saturday night. Fighting at super welterweight on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk's heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon, Conwell landed a right hand early in the...

Usyk dominant in heavyweight debut, wins by TKO

Oct. 13, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk did everything in his heavyweight debut with the exception of knocking down Chazz Witherspoon. Usyk dominated, earning a technical knockout win over Witherspoon in the seventh round on Saturday night. In his highly anticipated pro debut, Usyk (17-0) showed his dominance over...

Chicago police: 4 dead, 1 wounded in apartment shooting

Oct. 12, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say five people were shot, four killed, at an apartment building on the city's Northwest Side. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio says a 67-year-old man with a history of issues with his...