A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

U.S. 10/05/18, 00:46

A jury is deliberating in the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke nearly four years after he shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times.Some key moments in the case:2014Oct. 20: Van Dyke fatally shoots McDonald after responding to a call about a teenager breaking into vehicles ...

Deliberations resuming in Chicago police shooting case

U.S. 10/05/18, 00:17

The city of Chicago is watching closely for word of a verdict in the case of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for ...

Update: Chicago officer’s biggest option ‘was time’

U.S. 10/04/18, 11:17

The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local):10 a.m.A prosecutor in the murder trial of a white Chicago police officer who shot Laquan McDonald says the black teenager wasn't doing anything that made ...

Closing arguments set in Chicago officer’s murder trial

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:12

From the moment Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, the case has centered around the video.As attorneys prepare to make their final arguments on Thursday, the question is what jurors will think after watching the video repeatedly over ...

Illinois AG to investigate Legionnaire’s disease response

U.S. 10/03/18, 19:54

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said her office will launch a criminal investigation of how Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration handled a three-year-old Legionnaire's disease crisis at a state-run veterans' home.The Democrat will review compliance with state law and whether residents and staff of the Quincy home and the public were ...

Update: Attorneys rest cases in Chicago officer’s trial

U.S. 10/03/18, 11:40

The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local):10:30 a.m.Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke testifies on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald ...

Defense expected to rest its case in Chicago officer’s trial

U.S. 10/03/18, 01:06

Attorneys for the Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald are expected to rest their case.Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke dabs his eyes as he testifies in his murder trial Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018, in Chicago, for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. ...

Police: Shooting inside moving car in Chicago leaves 2 dead

U.S. 10/01/18, 08:15

Police say two men were fatally shot and two others were shot and wounded during a dispute inside a moving car that ended in a rollover crash in downtown Chicago.The shooting and crash happened around midnight Sunday. Police say five men were inside the car when the shots were fired. ...

Trade reps from eight nations will visit

U.S. 09/30/18, 22:54

MORRISON – An international trade group representing several countries will visit the area to seek opportunities with its businesses.The Whiteside County Economic Development department has set up the tour for representatives of Bulgaria, Ecuador, Greece, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Philippines, South Africa and Spain.The trade group will be at a luncheon ...

‘Garden’ clause in new law requires pay during noncompete

U.S. 09/30/18, 10:48

Whether or not they choose to spend their idle time in their yards, workers with noncompete contracts in Massachusetts will soon be the first in the U.S. to enjoy a "garden leave" provision allowing them to get paid even after leaving a job.The rule taking effect Monday is part of ...

Iowa TV station uses drones to capture video

U.S. 09/30/18, 01:12

To birds, they are UFOs and not to be trusted.To drone operators, they are today's way of doing business — a new tool of many trades.To much of the world, the futuristic-looking gadgets are delivering a whole new perspective.But the sky has limits.When a camera gets its own name, it's ...