CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is set to pay nearly $3 million to the families of two people killed when a man fleeing police crashed his vehicle in 2015. An agenda for Monday's City Council Finance Committee lists the settlement and payment to the families of 66-year-old Willie Owens and 88-year-old Margaret Silas. The families sued the city, arguing officers should have a pursuit that reached speeds of up to 90 mph.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships to aid them in organizing anti-violence prevention. Five Chicago students and one from Palatine will be among 28 traveling to Washington, D.C. this week for three days of team-building, organizing training and gun-policy education. The yearlong program will call on them to develop community violence-prevention projects and other projects.
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) - A corrections officer has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a prisoner at the Kane County Jail in St. Charles, west of Chicago. The Kane County State's Attorney office says 52-year-old John H. Johnson appeared Saturday in bond court on criminal sexual assault, custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct charges. Prosecutors say the assault allegedly occurred on June 23 and was reported two days later to the sheriff's office.
CHICAGO (AP) - One man has been killed and six other people wounded after shots were fired at the group in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood. The victims were gathered around a park bench about 9:40 p.m. Saturday when four men approached them and started shooting. A 30-year-old man was shot in the head and later pronounced dead at a hospital. Two other men were listed in critical condition at hospitals.
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