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U.S. seeks death penalty for 'calculated' murder of grad student from China

Jul 08 2019

PEORIA, Ill. U.S. prosecutors argued on Monday that an Illinois man who raped and murdered a Chinese graduate student two years ago should be executed, and called on her heartbroken fiance and friends to tell the jury about the victim's kind, optimistic nature.

Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration

Feb 18 2019

CHICAGO Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. | Video

Thousands brave freezing cold in vigil for Illinois shooting victims

Feb 17 2019

AURORA, Ill. More than 2,000 people braved icy rain in sub-freezing temperatures in Illinois on Sunday for a vigil paying respects to five people killed and five police officers wounded by a factory worker who opened fire on Friday after losing his job. | Video

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

Feb 16 2019

AURORA, Ill. The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday. | Video

Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

Feb 16 2019

AURORA, Ill. A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said. | Video

Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to nearly seven years in black teen's death

Jan 19 2019

CHICAGO White former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years in prison for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014 in a landmark case that highlighted racial tensions in America's third-biggest city. | Video

Judge acquits Chicago policemen in conspiracy trial

Jan 17 2019

CHICAGO A judge on Thursday found three Chicago policemen not guilty of conspiring to protect white fellow police officer Jason Van Dyke after he fatally shot a black teenager in 2014 in an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter" movement. | Video

Chicago officer unjustified in killing black teen, prosecutor says

Sep 17 2018

CHICAGO The white police officer who shot to death a black teen in 2014 fired 16 shots without justification, prosecutors told a Chicago jury on Monday, as the trial began in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the United States' third-largest city.

Trial begins Monday for Chicago officer accused of murdering black teen

Sep 17 2018

CHICAGO The trial of white Chicago policeman Jason Van Dyke, accused of murder in the 2014 shooting of a black teen, was set to begin on Monday in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the United States' third-largest city.

Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

Aug 19 2017

CHICAGO Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.

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