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AURORA, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a man has died and a police officer was wounded in a shootout following a suburban Chicago traffic stop. The Aurora Police Department says two special operations investigators pulled over a vehicle Thursday night. Police say the driver fired at them and fled before crashing and running away. Police say the man and the investigators fired shots and the man was fatally shot. Police say one investigator had a gunshot wound to a leg that was described as non-life threatening.
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is encouraging young people to apply for this year's summer jobs program. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says people ages 14 to 24 may now apply for more than 30,000 jobs and internship opportunities. The jobs are part of the One Summer Chicago Program, which Emanuel says offers young people "more than a job." He says it's also "a path for future success."
CHICAGO (AP) - A Russian man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for attempting to illegally export firearm parts, ammunition and accessories that were found in his 11 checked bags at a Chicago airport. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 44-year-old Konstantin Chekhovskoi of St. Petersburg, Russia, also was fined $100,000 on Thursday. Chekhovskoi was arrested last April at O'Hare International Airport by Homeland Security Investigations agents as he tried to board a flight to Sweden.
CHICAGO (AP) - Transportation Security Administration officials say they confiscated a loaded handgun this week from a carry-on bag at Chicago's Midway International Airport. The .38-caliber weapon was spotted in a Las Vegas-bound passenger's luggage Monday during a security checkpoint screening. TSA officers say they found a bullet in the chamber of the gun and immediately notified the Chicago Police Department. Police confiscated the gun and arrested the 52-year-old passenger on a local charge.
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