A high-ranking police officer who was assisting colleagues at a state government office building in downtown Chicago has been shot and killed, officials and witnesses say. The suspected shooter was taken into custody.
A massive fire has broken out in the 1300 block of 32nd Place in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, officials say. Only few details were immediately available but multiple buildings are on fire.
Two aviation security officers who were involved in an incident in April in which a passenger was forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight have been fired, and a third has resigned after he was given a suspension. (more)
Derren Sorells, a member of the Gangster Disciples gang, has been charged with the murder of Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. The suspect's brother, Darwin Sorells Jr., is charged as a co-conspirator. (more)
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison, followed by two years of probation and sex-offender treatment for a financial crime related to his sexual abuse of high school wrestlers decades ago.