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Bears CB Amukamara inactive against Cowboys with neck injury

Dec. 5, 2019 7:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago cornerback Prince Amukamara was inactive for the Bears' game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night because of a hamstring injury. Amukamara was hurt in the Bears' victory at Detroit on Thanksgiving and was listed as doubtful for this game. Receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion),...

United's Kirby to take over for CEO Oscar Munoz

Dec. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Three years after being dumped by a rival, Scott Kirby will become the next CEO of United Airlines, where he has played a key role in leading a turnaround of the once-moribund carrier. United announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will step down in May and be succeeded by Kirby, currently the airline’s...

Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

Dec. 5, 2019 5:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday. Four people interviewed by investigators...

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

Dec. 5, 2019 4:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A female officer who was reportedly caught on video kissing then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a popular restaurant in October was transferred weeks later from his personal security detail to another role on the police force, a department spokesman said. Police spokesman...

Heart transplant patient dies after Chicago hospital wedding

Dec. 5, 2019 3:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 23-year-old Chicago man who received two heart transplants as a teenager died in hospice care, days after he married his high school sweetheart, his new bride said. Javier Rodriguez was diagnosed in seventh grade with dilated cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease that predisposes victims to...

Teacher dies in hit-and-run after staff Christmas party

Dec. 5, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A vehicle struck two teachers leaving a Christmas party at a suburban Chicago restaurant, killing one in a hit-and-run incident, police said. The teachers from St. Michael School in Orland Park had attended a staff party at Square Celt Ale House in Orland Park. “We've lost...

Reports: Illinois made major cuts at environmental agency

Dec. 5, 2019 1:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has experienced major staffing cutbacks and dwindling funding in recent years, according to two new reports. The agency's workforce was reduced by 38% percent between 2008 and 2018, more than any of the 47 states studied in an Environmental...

Chicago man gets 10 years after ATF agent injured in ambush

Dec. 5, 2019 11:26 AM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Chicago man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in an ambush of federal agents in Gary. Blake W. King, 22, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Hammond after pleading guilty Aug. 7 to robbery stemming from a June 7, 2018, assault that left an undercover agent...

Chicago gang member gets 16 years in shooting of ATF agent

Dec. 5, 2019 11:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A member of a violent Chicago street gang convicted of shooting and wounding a plainclothes federal agent he mistook for a rival gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in federal prison. A jury earlier this year found Ernesto Godinez, a purported “chief” of the...

Chicago State sheds lengthy losing streak on the road, 89-81

Dec. 5, 2019 12:54 AM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Xavier Johnson and Andrew Lewis combined for 41 points and Chicago State rallied past SIU-Edwardsville in the second half to claim an 89-81 victory Wednesday night that broke a near-record losing streak. The Cougars entered with a 53-game losing streak on the road or at neutral...