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Jury convicts 2nd man in 9-year-old Chicago boy’s slaying

  CHICAGO (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a man who prosecutors said plotted then tried to cover up the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old boy who was lured into a Chicago alley with the promise of a juice box. Corey Morgan showed no emotion as a clerk announced that he was guilty of

Police: Chicago bus attack investigated as hate crime

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who attacked an 18-year-old Chicago city bus passenger with a metal cane while screaming racist and anti-immigrant slurs at him. The Chicago Tribune reports that the attack happened Wednesday in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the city’s

Family: Driver in Chicago-area mall crash has mental illness

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a man facing an Illinois terrorism charge for plowing an SUV into a suburban Chicago mall says he shouldn’t be called a “terrorist” because there was no political reason behind his action. Police say Javier Garcia, 22, was charged with felony criminal damage

Decision looms: Keep or replace Smollett special prosecutor?

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge is expected to decide whether to let a former U.S. attorney stay on as special prosecutor examining the dismissal of charges against actor Jussie Smollett. The hearing Friday comes after Dan Webb revealed he co-hosted a fundraiser for Kim Foxx and donated $1,000