CHICAGO (AP) - A jury has awarded $148 million to a woman partially paralyzed by a collapsed bus shelter at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Tierney Darden of suburban Vernon Hills wept as Judge Clare McWilliams on Wednesday read the jury's decision in a Cook County courtroom. The trial lasted seven days and the jury deliberated four hours. In August 2015, Darden was standing on a lower-level street that accesses O'Hare's Terminal 2 during a storm. High winds toppled a pedestrian shelter onto her.
CHICAGO (AP) - A Northwestern University crew team member who drowned in April after falling overboard didn't know how to swim. Illinois State Police investigated freshman rower Mohammed Ramzan's death and interviewed a teammate who said the 19-year-old from Auburn, Washington, revealed his lack of swimming skills a few days before his death. The sport's governing body calls for participants to demonstrate their swimming ability. A Northwestern spokesman said the team has instituted a "safety exam" for crews.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is poised to receive a new kidney _ from his son. Johnson, who disclosed in January after suffering a public dizzy spell that he's on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, told reporters Wednesday that 25-year-old Daniel Johnson will be the donor of the kidney.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Police say officers have seized nearly 6,000 illegal guns so far this year. That is about 250 more guns than officers recovered during the same period last year.
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