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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he's retiring.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will announce on Thursday that he will retire after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video sho…

AURORA (AP) — An attorney representing a group of black customers who say they were asked to change tables at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because of their skin color urged the restaurant chain Tuesday to make wholesale changes to avoid a discrimination lawsuit.

CARBONDALE (AP) — A popular southern Illinois college bar, the Pinch Penny Pub, will close after nearly 50 years in Carbondale.

WAUKEGAN (AP) — A former candidate for the Illinois Legislature is accused of diverting thousands of dollars from a contractor to her own accounts while working as a bookkeeper at the business.

NAPERVILLE (AP) — Buffalo Wild Wings says multiple employees have been fired at one of its suburban Chicago restaurants after a group of mostly African American customers said they were asked to move to another table because of their skin color.

CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume was critically injured after being struck by apparent stray gunfire on Chicago's West Side, police said.

CHICAGO (AP) — The union representing 25,000 striking Chicago teachers voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials but refused to end a strike that has canceled two weeks of classes unless the city's mayor adds school days to cover that lost time.