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Seiya Suzuki homers as Chicago Cubs top Cincinnati Reds 2-1

Oct. 01, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Seiya Suzuki hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Saturday for their sixth straight win. Suzuki's 14th homer — a two-out drive to left-center against Derek Law (2-3) — was Chicago's first hit...

Two prophets, century-old prayer duel inspire Zion mosque

Oct. 01, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

ZION, Illinois (AP) — A holy miracle happened in Zion 115 years ago. Or so millions of Ahmadi Muslims around the world believe. The Ahmadis view this small-sized city, 40 miles north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, as a place of special religious significance for their...

Illinois man 2nd victim to die weeks after house explosion

Oct. 01, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has died more than two weeks after a house explosion that also has killed his wife, authorities said. Alan Bawinkel, 66, died Friday, the Winnebago County Coroner’s office said. His wife, Bonnie Bawinkel, 60, died Monday. ...

Toddler in SUV killed in drive-by shooting in Chicago

Oct. 01, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting, Chicago police said. The boy was riding in an SUV with his mother and three other children around 8:40 p.m. Friday on Chicago's southwest side when someone in the rear seat of a car opened fire, striking...

Sampson strong again as Cubs beat Reds for 5th straight win

Sep. 30, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adrian Sampson threw seven efficient innings, Nico Hoerner drove in three runs and the Chicago Cubs won their fifth straight, 6-1 over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Sampson (4-5) gave up one run on three hits, struck out six and walked two in his 97-pitch outing. He...

Illinois' governor race echoes U.S. abortion, crime debates

Sep. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned that his Republican opponent is a far-right politician who would take the state backward while state Sen. Darren Bailey asked voters to consider whether the Democratic incumbent's first term has improved their lives as the two candidates met for...

AP-NORC poll: On game day, some see prayer as a Hail Mary

Sep. 30, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

Dolores Mejia thought the Chicago Bears could use a Hail Mary. In fact, she said the prayer several times as she watched the 1986 Super Bowl, pairing the intercession to the Holy Mother with two other rosary staples — the Our Father and the Glory Be — before her team defeated...

García hits grand slam in Marlins' 4-2 win over Brewers

Sep. 30, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Avisaíl García came off the injured list and hit a grand slam in the eighth inning in the Miami Marlins' 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The loss left Milwaukee a half-game behind Philadelphia for the final NL wild-card berth. The...

Phillies lose 5th straight, Cubs sweep season series 6-0

Sep. 29, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Struggling to end an 11-year playoff drought, the slumping Phillies lost their fifth straight game Thursday as the Chicago Cubs swept the season series from Philadelphia with a 2-0 victory. Philadelphia remained a half-game ahead of Milwaukee for the final National...

Former Chicago-area mayor to be released early from prison

Sep. 29, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former suburban Chicago mayor in failing health is set to be released from federal prison just three months into a one-year sentence for taking $5,000 to help a red-light camera company. U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin on Thursday ordered former Crestwood...