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Oversight office clears officers in shooting of black man

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability has cleared two officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an African-American man in a majority white Southwest Side neighborhood.

Christensen Trial: Day Five

Day five of the trial of Brendt Christensen Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Man claims racial profiling for arrest while attached to IV

FREEPORT (AP) — A central Illinois man says he was racially profiled when he was arrested by police as he walked outside a hospital with an attached IV.

Flooding produces another problem — more mosquitoes

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A wet spring and dangerous flooding have created a nasty byproduct — more mosquitoes.

The Illinois Department of Public Health said Monday that the flooding has made conditions ripe for floodwater mosquitoes. They're also known as nuisance mosquitoes and don't carry disease like other types.

Biomedical research center opens at Northwestern

CHICAGO (AP) — A new research facility has opened at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

A ribbon-cutting is scheduled Monday afternoon for the 12-story Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center.

3 passengers shot on Chicago bus

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say an argument aboard a Chicago Transit Authority bus led to a shooting that injured three passengers, two of them teenagers.

Police say the incident began when a quarrel between a 35-year-old man and two other passengers escalated and the man pulled a handgun and fired several shots.

Civil War re-enactment back on after cancellation

WAUCONDA (AP) — A Civil War re-enactment at a northeastern Illinois forest preserve is back on after the event was temporarily canceled by a county official over questions of its value, as well as the use of the Confederate flag.

Sheriff's office warns of jury-duty scam

SYCAMORE (AP) — A suburban Chicago sheriff's office is warning the public about a telephone scam in which a caller purports to represent the office and tells people they owe money for missed jury duty.

Teen hit by stray bullet during parking spot argument

CHICAGO (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was shot in the chest by a stray bullet during an argument over a parking space on Chicago's South Side.

Police say the teen was listed in serious condition at a hospital following the shooting about 4:50 p.m. Sunday in the city's Morgan Park neighborhood. The teen was sitting in a car when she was shot.

Transgender woman accuses ex-cop of sex crime

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are investigating allegations that a now-retired sergeant forced a transgender woman to perform a sex act inside a marked police vehicle while he was on duty.

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