Associated Press

Associated Press

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News and content from The Associated Press, which has been covering the world's most important stories since 1846.

Jussie Smollett to be sentenced March 10

While the charges carry a possible sentence of three years in prison, legal experts have said Smollett is unlikely to get prison time for the low-level felonies.

Bears officially hire Matt Eberflus as head coach

The hire is the first big move for new Bears general manager Ryan Poles, who took over on Tuesday. Poles and Eberflus are first-timers in their respective positions in the NFL.

No bail for suspects in death of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega

The 16-year-old was arrested three times in 2021 for aggravated vehicular hijacking and was on probation at the time of Saturday's shooting, prosecutors said.

DeRozan powers Bulls to 111-105 win over Raptors

DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points, Zach LaVine added 23, and Nikola Vucevic scored 17 points with 15 rebounds, notching his fifth straight double-double.

Strome has hat trick as Blackhawks outlast Red Wings 8-5

Strome scored twice in the first period and completed the hat trick in the third with his second power-play goal of the game, putting the Blackhawks ahead 5-3.

'21-'22 Week 9: Illinois High School Basketball Top 10 Poll

Whitney Young stumbles in 4A, East St. Louis leaps by Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart-Griffin in 3A, Nashville falls hard in 2A, and Macon Meridian is climbing 1A.

Fentanyl seizures rise sharply downstate

The DEA Division that overseas the southern Illinois area reported a 230% increase in deadly fentanyl seizures in 2021 over 2020, and a 175% increase over the amounts seized in 2019.
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