CHICAGO (AP) - Jurors in a federal civil case have awarded nearly $500,000 to a former handyman serving a life prison term for killing seven people at a suburban Chicago fast-food restaurant. James Degorski had claimed a Cook County Jail guard beat him in 2002, shortly after his arrest for the 1993 murders at a Brown's Chicken and Pasta restaurant. Degorski's attorney says it's unclear her 41-year-old client will ever see any of the $451,000. She says prison officials could try to seize it to pay for Degorski's imprisonment.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cardinal Francis George says he feels a "little bit lightheaded" and a little unsteady on his feet but otherwise OK after his first treatment in a new round of chemotherapy. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the 77-year-old leader of the Chicago archdiocese underwent his latest cancer treatment Wednesday that focused on one of his kidneys. George tells the newspaper he'll have three rounds of chemotherapy, after which he'll avoid crowds to because his immune system is expected to be compromised.
MARION, Ill. (AP) - Sentencing is scheduled for next month for a man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a southern Illinois fight last year that killed another man. Jurors in Williamson County found 38-year-old Danny Dunn guilty on Friday in the death of 22-year-old Trevor Martin. Authorities say Dunn punched Martin last June, causing the victim to fall and hit his head on concrete. Martin died days later at a hospital. Dunn's attorneys had insisted Martin's death was an accident.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say six people have been injured in a shooting at a party on the city's West Side. Chicago Police Officer Michael Sullivan says two men argued during a party early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood. One man left, returned with a gun and fired into the residence. Sullivan says five males and one woman were injured. Police say the victims are hospitalized. No arrests have been made.
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