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Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk (1) drives to the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Monk, Bridges lead Hornets over cold-shooting Bulls, 103-93

Feb. 21, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Devonte Graham failed to score for the first time this season. Even with their star guard held without a point, the Hornets had enough to beat the Bulls. Malik Monk scored 25 points, Miles Bridges added 22 and Charlotte hung on to beat cold-shooting Chicago 103-93 on Thursday night....

Wallace caps comeback as E. Illinois upsets Murray St. 63-60

Feb. 20, 2020 11:47 PM EST

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as Eastern Illinois rallied in the final minutes to shock Murray State 63-60 in a historic come-from-behind upset on Thursday night. Wallace finished with 20 points — scoring 13 in the closing minutes — and Kashawn...

Abaev, Taylor double up to send Austin Peay past SIUE

Feb. 20, 2020 10:53 PM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Eli Abaev recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds as Austin Peay beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 78-60 on Thursday night. Austin Peay built a 19-8 lead and never trailed. Terry Taylor added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Governors (19-9, 13-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Jordyn...

Southern Illinois stymie Evansville in 2nd half, win 70-53

Feb. 20, 2020 10:50 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Domask had 19 points as Southern Illinois got past Evansville 70-53 on Thursday night. Eric McGill added 18 points for the Salukis, while Lance Jones chipped in 15. Evansville scored a season-low 16 points in the second half. K.J. Riley had 10 points for the Purple Aces...

Murder charges filed in shooting that wounded 3, killing 1

Feb. 20, 2020 10:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges were filed Thursday against a man accused of firing shots in a Chicago Transit Authority pedestrian tunnel that left one person dead and two others injured. Interim police Superintendent Charlie Beck identified the suspect as Torrez D. Cathery, 23, of Chicago. Cathery, who...

LaRavia, Key lead Indiana State to 67-64 upset of UNI

Feb. 20, 2020 9:55 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Jake LaRavia had 18 points and seven rebounds and Tyreke Key had 18 points and six rebounds as Indiana State held off Northern Iowa 67-64 on Thursday night. Northern Iowa (22-5, 11-4) dropped into a first-place tie with Loyola Chicago in the Missouri Valley Conference with three...

Bears sign tight end Harris to 1-year contract

Feb. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed tight end Demetrius Harris to a one-year contract Thursday. The 6-foot-7 Harris has 72 receptions for 754 and nine touchdowns over six seasons with Kansas City (2014-18) and Cleveland (2019). He caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns this past...

Brian Urlacher's brother charged in offshore gambling ring

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher and nine others, including a police officer, have been charged with operating an offshore sports gambling business, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Casey Urlacher, the mayor of the Illinois village of Mettawa, is...

Proposed cannabis dispensary near addiction treatment center

Feb. 20, 2020 9:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A marijuana company has proposed opening a cannabis dispensary on the same Chicago block as an addiction treatment center that serves about 500 people daily. The dispensary proposed by NuMed would be on the second floor of a building whose entrance would be near Haymarket Center, which is...

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves to his friends after giving a press conference at his Chicago home on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, one day after having his prison sentence commuted by President Donald Trump. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)/Daily Herald via AP)

TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job hunting

Feb. 20, 2020 9:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment. Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald Trump, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in the hunt for a post-prison career. "I need to start working and...