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Man thrown off hood, run over by teen girl driver during Lake County police chase
A preliminary investigation showed the girl was involved in a minor traffic crash in Beach Park. The man tried to intervene after the crash and was forced to jump onto the hood to avoid being hit by the girl's car, the sheriff's office said.
CPD officer run over, man charged with attempted murder
The man is accused of putting a car in reverse and running over a 39-year-old CPD officer who was approaching on foot Friday night, police said.
Four victims struck by gunfire in South Shore restaurant shooting
According to the preliminary investigation, three armed male offenders exited a vehicle and approached the restaurant and began shooting from outside. Four individuals inside were struck.
DeRozan leads balanced attack as Bulls beat Heat 113-99
DeRozan shot 9 of 12 from the floor to help the Bulls sweep the season series from the Heat.
DeRozan scores 49 as Bulls beat Timberwolves in double OT
The Bulls led 130-125 in the second OT before Conley hit a 3-pointer. Minnesota’s Naz Reid had a layup rim out, and DeRozan made a turnaround jumper to bump Chicago’s lead to 132-28 with 1:27 remaining.
Stalock's 35 saves lead Blackhawks over Predators 2-1
Lukas Reichel and Joey Anderson scored for Chicago, which has won two straight.
Home invader fatally stabbed by resident in Rockford
A man and a woman inside the home were able to block the door and prevent the intruder from entering, but the suspect broke out a window and began hitting one of the residents with a piece of lumber, police said.
Illinois prison guard gets 20 years for inmate beating death
Earvin, who suffered from mental illness, was serving a six-year term for theft of merchandise under $300 in Cook County and was scheduled for release in September 2018. He also had a rap sheet dating to 1984.
De’Aaron Fox hits 3 at buzzer, Kings beat Bulls 117-114
Fox cooly hit his 25-foot winner before the Bulls could double-team him. The buzzer-beater improved the Kings to 41-27 and moved them a step closer to their first winning record and playoff berth since 2005-06.
Red-hot Raddysh nets hat trick, Blackhawks top Bruins 6-3
Raddysh's first career hat trick gave him 20 goals for the season and six in his last four games. Chicago ended a three-game slide (0-2-1).
ComEd, Madigan focus of federal bribery trial in Illinois
While Madigan, 80, will feature in much of the testimony and evidence, he won't be in court. He has been indicted, but he isn't a defendant at the current trial in U.S. District Court. He isn't expected to testify either. His own trial is scheduled for next year.
Mandatory paid time off: 'a strain' for Illinois business
Small business owners in Illinois say they know the importance of taking care of their workers, but some view the paid leave requirement as a government-imposed burden.
Illinois ban on cash bail in hands of state's Supreme Court
Brief arguments before the Supreme Court's seven justices in Springfield on Tuesday largely centered on whether lawmakers have the authority to make such a sweeping change to pretrial procedures. The justices gave no timeline for when a decision in the case will be released.
Bears get lift at LB, add Edmunds, Edwards
Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles agreed to contracts with Buffalo Bills two-time Pro Bowler Tremaine Edmunds and former Philadelphia Eagle T.J. Edwards, two people familiar with the situations said Monday.
Police: Woman fatally stabbed near train named the attacker
The man was denied bond during a court appearance Monday.
Illinois enacts mandatory paid leave 'for any reason'
Just Maine and Nevada mandate earned paid time time off and allot employees the freedom to decide how to use it, but Illinois’ law is further reaching, unencumbered by limits based on business size.
Board skirts concealed-carry law, drafts bill to fix issues
Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office declined comment in part because it expects lawsuits over the board's unwillingness to administer the expanded program.
Caterpillar workers ratify new 6-year contract with company
Members of the United Auto Workers union approved the deal over the weekend that covers 7,000 employees in Central Illinois and York, Pennsylvania. The new contract is effective immediately.
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