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Chicago police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting where a 7-year-old girl and a man were fatally shot in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

7-year-old among 13 killed in weekend shootings in Chicago

Jul. 5, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — At least 13 people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. At least 59 others were shot and wounded. In one shooting, just before midnight Saturday, four males opened fire on a large gathering in...

Experts wonder how the pandemic will affect endangered birds

Jul. 5, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Plovers usually return to places where they’ve successfully nested, but two federally endangered shorebirds have yet to return to the Lake Michigan coast. On June 18, four piping plovers chicks hatched on Montrose Beach, the area is the pair of plovers favored nesting spot, according...

UIC's business school opens real estate department

Jul. 5, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago’s business school is opening a real estate department, according to university officials. It’s called the Stuart Handler Department of Real Estate is the College of Business Administration's fifth department. There are plans in the works...

Illinois opening more centers to support small businesses

Jul. 4, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Seven new state-run centers will open this summer to support Illinois small businesses. The Small Business Development Centers set to launch in July or already opened are in Chicago, Elgin and Joliet. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development said the $11.5 million effort...

Students, alums see racist culture at Chicago private school

Jul. 4, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As an eighth-grader in 2017, South Chicago resident Randy Pierre boasted the grades and test scores to get into some of Chicago’s top high schools. His first choice was Whitney Young High School, a public school on the Near West Side where two in three students are people of color....

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward warms up during baseball practice at Wrigley Field on Friday, July 3, 2020 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Cubs, Ross get back to work as workouts resume in baseball

Jul. 3, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — To new manager David Ross, Wrigley Field looked as good as ever. The ivy was in full bloom, and the Chicago Cubs got back to business, even if it wasn't quite business as usual on Friday. Lockers were spread out to allow for social distancing, Ross said. Some players even used the visitors...

Officials: Don't let guard down against COVID over holiday

Jul. 3, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and health officials urged businesses and residents Friday to comply with public health measures over the July 4 holiday weekend, warning that precautions must continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Pritzker noted states across the U.S. are seeing a spike in the number...

Nigerian man charged with cyber fraud against US companies

Jul. 3, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Nigerian national appeared in federal court in Chicago Friday accused of orchestrating an international cyber fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say defrauded U.S. businesses in six states out of tens of millions of dollars. Olalekan Jacob Ponle, 29, originally of Lagos, Nigeria, was...

Dawn Gomez holds her 3-year-old granddaughter, Saryia Greer, who waves at Vanessa Guillen's mural painted by Alejandro

Complaint: Missing Texas soldier was killed at Fort Hood

Jul. 3, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and military investigators say a soldier missing since April was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier stationed at the same Texas base. The revelation followed demands for the Army to release details about its investigation of the disappearance. A criminal complaint...

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Surge protection: Some travelers face quarantine in Chicago

Jul. 2, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines, city officials announced Thursday. To comply with the order that takes effect Monday, travelers must stay at a...