Compher scores twice, Avs beat Blackhawks 5-3
CHICAGO (AP) - J.T. Compher scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway to snap a tie with 5:22 left in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 Friday night for their third straight win. Compher broke in alone from center ice after taking a pass from Patrik Nemeth and beat Collin Delia with a shot over the glove. Carl Soderberg also had two goals, including a short-handed empty-netter, and Gabriel Landeskog scored his 32nd goal early in the third. Colorado got 41 saves from Semyon Varlamov. Patrick Kane scored his 39th goal to extend his points streak to 20 games and goal-scoring run to five straight.
'He's doing just fine': Zach LaVine supports Kris Dunn as the Bulls' evaluation of the point guard continues
Point guard Kris Dunn will be 25 next month. And with him eligible for an extension of his rookie deal this offseason, he’s in a position to be judged. That’s why it’s imperative for Dunn, who has suffered several freak injuries with the Bulls, to stay healthy.
While some Chicago mayoral candidates don't like each other, a few have bonded on the 2019 campaign trail
Amid a crowded 14-candidate field for Chicago mayor, some contenders appear to have genuine contempt for one another, others have formed friendships. Some candidates text each other regularly, share jokes and embrace one another. One pair discovered they’re related by marriage.
Elgin mayoral candidates talk garbage contracts, city development and council's role in the Clements shooting
Garbage, infrastructure and redevelopment were a few of the topics mayoral candidates David Kaptain and Carol Raushenburger discussed with residents Thursday at Elgin OCTAVE voter’s forum.
Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich proposes accountability plan for bishops during second day of Vatican sex abuse summit
Chicago's Cardinal Blase Cupich took center stage in at the Vatican today, proposing a potential answer to a problem that has not been solved in the Roman Catholic Church in America.
Preckwinkle fires campaign manager over controversial Facebook post
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Toni Preckwinkle is feeling the heat after having to fire her campaign manager for a controversial Facebook post. And it's giving her rivals ammunition with just four days until the election.
No criminal charges in fatal shooting by Illinois officer
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a woman armed with a knife along an interstate. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the Cook County state's attorney's office decided not to criminally charge Elgin police Lt. Christian Jensen on Friday following an investigation into the death of 34-year-old DeCynthia Clements. Clements was shot March 12, 2018, after a standoff on Interstate 90 during which she set her vehicle on fire. Although officers were prepared with stun guns and rubber bullets, Jensen fired his gun. A medical examiner determined Clements had cocaine and benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in her bloodstream.
Bullets on the floor, a 'nightmare' maze and 1 victim's escape: Coroner describes scene of Aurora mass shooting
The Kane County coroner walked through the Henry Pratt Co. warehouse around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, mapping out the best plan to safely bring the five victims out from a workplace shooting.
No criminal charges to be filed against Elgin cop who shot Decynthia Clements, police chief says
The Elgin Police Department received notice from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office that they would not seek charges against Lt. Chris Jensen over the 2018 officer-involved shooting of Decynthia Clements.
Chicago-area man awaiting sentence in Spanish teen's death
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - Police say a suburban Chicago man convicted in the drug-induced death of a Spanish foreign exchange student swapped messages with the girl discussing how they loved one another. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that Glen Ellyn police Det. Kyle Duffie testified Thursday at 38-year-old Francis Emanuele's sentencing hearing. He pleaded guilty in November to drug-induced homicide and indecent solicitation of a child. The 15-year-old girl was found dead in her host family's home in May 2016 from methadone intoxication. Duffie said the two discussed the girl using methadone to fake a sick day so they could spend time "cuddling.
Zion man charged with selling crack cocaine to undercover officer, sheriff says
A Zion man was charged with felony counts of drug possession Wednesday after allegedly selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer on several occasions, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution
Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.
Elk Grove Village spent $300,000 to sponsor the Bahamas Bowl. It resulted in $12 million in media exposure, the mayor says.
Elk Grove Village’s decision to sponsor a college football bowl game was an “unprecedented” publicity coup and has resulted in some promising leads for new businesses, the village president said this week.
Cook County approves settlement in 2013 jail beating case
CHICAGO (AP) - Cook County commissioners have approved a $1.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought because of the jailhouse beating of a northern Illinois woman. The woman was arrested in 2010 after returning to what was once her family home in Wilmette, forgetting her parents sold the house. Attorney Bradley Schulman said the woman entered the house and was arrested when the home's owners came home. The woman, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, initially was deemed unfit to stand trial, but in September 2013 was sent to Cook County Jail. She was to be housed in the psychiatric unit, but instead was placed in the general population. Schulman says an inmate with a history of violence assaulted his client.
Naperville candidates talk TIFs, budget, development at latest forum
Bruce Hanson was the only Naperville City Council candidate who did not attend a forum Wednesday hosted by several organizations. Candidates answered questions on topics ranging from TIF districts to the environment to the city budget.
Rep. Bobby L. Rush: Jussie Smollett ‘has made it harder for real victims to be believed’
Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., said Thursday that Jussie Smollett has made it more difficult for actual victims of hate crimes to be believed, after prosecutors accused the "Empire" actor of staging a false attack. Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. He faces up to three years in prison. Late last month, when Smollett first told Chicago police he was attacked, Rush sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking for a hate crimes investigation into the alleged attack. On Thursday, the Illinois Democrat said that it is now clear that the attack "was a total and complete lie.
More than 200 attend vigil at NIU to mourn student, alumnus killed in Aurora mass shooting
A somber crowd of more than 200 grief-stricken students, faculty and members of the community gathered Thursday evening at the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb at a vigil to remember two of those killed during the mass shooting last Friday in Aurora.
NIU opening an Esports Cafe at its Naperville campus that public can use
Capitalizing on the popularity of online video game competitions known as esports, Northern Illinois University is opening a 2,300-square-foot Esports Café at its Naperville campus that will be open to the public.