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Mother of brain-damaged boy wins $50M in malpractice suit

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A jury awarded $101 million to the mother of a severely brain-damaged boy who sued a Chicago-area hospital for medical malpractice, but an agreement between the parties cut the amount to $50 million, a lawyer said Tuesday. Attorneys told a Cook County jury that medical

Pastor resigns after admitting abusing relative decades ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The pastor of a Chicago church has resigned after revealing he sexually abused an underage female relative when he was a teenager. The Chicago Tribune reports The Rev. Charles W. Lyons left his post at Armitage Baptist Church after 45 years leading the congregation. The

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO meets to discuss racial incident

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The president of Buffalo Wild Wings met with officials of a Chicago suburb where customers of a restaurant were asked to move to different tables because a patron didn’t want to be seated near black people. 辽宁体彩网 president Lyle Tick met Tuesday with Naperville

Bison coming Thursday morning to Buffalo Rock State Park

  MORRIS – Pretty soon Pebbles the bison will have a companion at Buffalo Rock State Park. 14-year-old Pebbles has been living alone since her mother Holly’s passing in September. Site Superintendent Daniel Bell for the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail says he’s

Police: Rockford man hid more than 163 pounds of pot in minivan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police say officers arrested an Illinois man after finding marijuana hidden in his minivan along Interstate 80 in Nebraska. The Lincoln Police Department says the vehicle was stopped for speeding Monday in Lincoln. Lancaster County Court records say a police dog alerted

Michigan affirms offer to share Asian carp project costs

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan says it remains willing to contribute $8 million toward initial stages of a project to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger affirmed the commitment Tuesday in a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of

Illinois man dies in tractor accident in southern Wisconsin

EDGERTON, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man has died in a tractor accident in southern Wisconsin. Rock County sheriff’s deputies were called to a farm field early Tuesday about a man who had been run over by a large piece of farm equipment. Deputies found a 24-year-old man from Belvidere,