Officer responds to gunfire, fatally shoots guard

ROBBINS (AP) — Authorities say a police officer who was responding to a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar fatally shot an armed security guard who was working there.

Man accused in bingo-winnings killing unfit for trial

BELLEVILLE (AP) — St. Clair County prosecutors say the final chapter was written in the death of a southern Illinois woman who was burned to death during an attempt to steal her bingo winnings.

Tom Kacich | Democrats gained in some GOP strongholds too

It wasn't just in Champaign and Urbana where Champaign County Democrats made big electoral gains last week.

Even in longtime GOP strongholds like Rantoul and Mahomet, Democrats picked up about 10 percentage points compared with the 2014 midterm election.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 11, 2018

We asked some the big winners from Election Day: What was the single-most emotional moment you experienced during this unforgettable past week?

$150,000 reward offered in 2 Chicago slayings

CHICAGO (AP) — Police are hoping an offer of the largest reward in Chicago history will help them find whoever is responsible for the recent slayings of two men.

Pritzker names advisers who'll look into Illinois' finances

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker on Thursday named labor leaders, a former Republican lawmaker and allies of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to a team looking into Illinois' troubled finances.

Police union cuts ties with lawyer for convicted ex-officer

CHICAGO (AP) — The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago says it will no longer refer officers in need of legal assistance to the attorney who represents convicted former officer Jason Van Dyke.

Airline volunteers pack food for Florida hurricane relief

CHICAGO (AP) — American Airlines volunteers are gathering to pack 5,000 boxes of food for Florida communities affected by recent hurricanes.

Team members planned to gather Thursday at one of the airline's O'Hare International Airport hangars. They planned to work in assembly line-fashion to pack up 75,000 pounds (34,019 kilograms) of food.

Man accused of stealing drugs from evidence vault

VILLA PARK (AP) — Official misconduct charges have been filed against a former civilian employee of a suburban Chicago police department for allegedly stealing drugs from an evidence vault.

Man in prison for assaulting child convicted of 2nd assault

GENEVA (AP) — A suburban Chicago man serving a 45-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a foster child has been convicted of assaulting a second child.

Kane County Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler Jr. found 51-year-old Noel F. Buhay guilty Tuesday of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.