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Illinois governor signs voter access plan that moves primary

Jun. 20, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ primary election will be moved from March to June next year under a voter access expansion recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The new law makes mail voting a permanent option, allows jail inmates awaiting trial to cast ballots...

Another victim dies from last week's Chicago mass shooting

Jun. 20, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A fifth person has died as a result of a mass shooting last week in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities. The Cook County medical examiner’s office pronounced the 25-year-old woman dead on Saturday. Police say no arrests have...

Maryland woman stabbed to death on Chicago street

Jun. 20, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a suspect in the stabbing death of a Maryland woman on a downtown street remains at large. The 31-year-old woman, who hasn’t been identified, was walking Saturday afternoon along Wacker Drive in the Loop business district when she...

Lester gets 1st win for Nats, Lindor 5 RBIs as Mets split

Jun. 19, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning to gain his first win for Washington, Kyle Schwarber backed him with four RBIs on a pair of home runs and the Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2 Saturday to split a day-night doubleheader. ...

Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US

Jun. 19, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to observe the end of slavery. A new holiday was “really...

Duvall hits 2 HRs again as Marlins pound Cubs 11-1

Jun. 19, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Duvall is open to participating in the Home Run Derby if Major League Baseball wants him. The way he's knocking them out, he's making a case to be included. Duvall homered twice for the second straight game, Pablo López pitched one-hit ball over...

Courtney Vandersloot has double-double, Sky tops Sun 91-81

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and 11 assists, Diamond DeShields added 14 points, and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 91-81 on Saturday for their fifth straight win. Allie Quigley and Ruthy Hebard each added 13 points for the Sky (7-7), who...

Chicago boy, 7, honored for helping save his mother's life

Jun. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old Chicago boy has been honored and showered with gifts for helping save his mother by calling 911 and calmly providing information on her condition as she was suffering a seizure. Daniel Armani and his family got a tour Friday of the Engine 16...

Chicago apartment fire injures several, including 2 children

Jun. 19, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A fire at a Chicago apartment building injured several people, including two children, on Saturday and led firefighters to rescue residents from higher floors, officials said. Two children and three other people were hospitalized after the morning fire on...

Wildlife officials tracking black bear in southern Illinois

Jun. 19, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

REND CITY, Ill. (AP) — State wildlife officials are tracking a black bear that was first spotted more than a week ago by southern Illinois residents and was most recently seen wandering near a state reservoir. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Conservation...