CHICAGO (AP) - Video released by an oversight agency shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting an unarmed, autistic man during an incident initially described as an armed confrontation. Sgt. Khalil Muhammad shot Ricardo Hayes on Aug. 13, 2017, as he walked on the city's South Side. Hayes had wandered away from his home and his caretaker called police, informing them he was autistic. The grainy security video was released Tuesday by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago gymnastics coach has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl he trained at a gym in Channahon. Will County prosecutors say 68-year-old Jose Vilchis committed sexual abuse and assault against the girl in late 2012 or 2013 while he was coaching her at I&M Gymnastics. Authorities say the girl was between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of the assaults. Bond was set at $300,000. It wasn't immediately known if Vilchis has legal representation.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois officials, stung by a data hack that's part of Justice Department's investigation of Russian meddling in U.S. elections, assured voters Tuesday that their Nov. 6 tallies "will be securely counted." State Board of Elections Chairman William Cadigan and a phalanx of state and local officials _ including the Illinois National Guard _ told a news conference in Chicago that beefed-up measures to monitor and spot cybersecurity risks will ensure a fair and free election.
CHICAGO (AP) - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker each reported income of roughly $55 million last year. Rauner and Pritzker released partial 2017 tax returns Tuesday. Rauner is a multimillionaire former private equity investor. Pritzker is an entrepreneur and a billionaire heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune. Neither candidate has released his full returns or provided detailed documentation on the source of his income.
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