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Personnel work at the scene in McHenry, Ill. where a vehicle drove into the Starbucks Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)

Police: Medical issue led to Starbucks crash in Illinois

Jan. 17, 2020 11:42 AM EST

McHENRY, Ill. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that slammed into an Illinois Starbucks had a “medical emergency” before the crash that injured several people, police said Friday. Police said in a statement that the driver, identified as a 53-year-old man from Lakemoor, will not be cited...

Allen lifts Tennessee Tech over SIU-Edwardsville 72-69

Jan. 17, 2020 3:16 AM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Darius Allen scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots and Tennessee Tech came from behind to beat SIU-Edwardsville 72-69 on Thursday night, ending an eight-game skid with its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season. Tujautae Williams' go-ahead layup...

Personnel work at the scene in McHenry, Ill. where a vehicle drove into the Starbucks Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)

Truck slams into Illinois Starbucks; 4 sent to hospitals

Jan. 17, 2020 12:52 AM EST

McHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A pickup truck slammed into an Illinois Starbucks on Thursday, injuring several people and causing massive damage to the coffee shop, police said. Patrick Polidori, public affairs officer for McHenry police, told The Associated Press that the driver and four people inside the cafe were...

Wallace helps Eastern Illinois edge Jacksonville St 70-69

Jan. 16, 2020 11:18 PM EST

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace scored 20 points and Eastern Illinois held off Jacksonville State 70-69 on Thursday night. Wallace sank 7 of 13 shots from the floor for the Panthers (8-9, 1-4 Ohio Valley Conference) and added five rebounds and four assists. Mack Smith had 14 points and six boards,...

Burns scores 22, Oral Roberts defeats Western Illinois 87-70

Jan. 16, 2020 11:15 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Deondre Burns scored 22 points on his birthday and Oral Roberts used a late run to turn back Western Illinois 87-70 on Thursday night. Max Abmas added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (10-8, 3-2 Summit League), Emmanuel Nzekwesi 15 points and Kevin Obanor 10 points. Burns and Abmas had...

Robbins leads Drake over Illinois St. 84-74

Jan. 16, 2020 11:10 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Liam Robbins had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead five Drake players scoring in double figures and the Bulldogs extended their home winning streak to 10 games, getting past Illinois State 84-74 on Thursday night. Jonah Jackson and D.J. Wilkins added 13 points apiece for the...

Bears hire Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator

Jan. 16, 2020 10:51 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy made several changes to his staff Thursday, hiring Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. Dave Ragone (pass game coordinator), Brian Ginn (assistant special teams), Chris Jackson (assistant wide receivers) and...

Lever carries Grand Canyon past Chicago St. 76-64

Jan. 16, 2020 10:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Allessandro Lever scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds and Grand Canyon beat Chicago State 78-64 on Thursday night for its first Western Athletic Conference win of the season. Mikey Dixon scored 17 points and made four assists and Carlos Johnson had 15 points for the Antelopes (6-11,...

Loyola of Chicago rolls past Southern Illinois 64-48

Jan. 16, 2020 10:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Marquise Kennedy had 17 points off the bench to lead Loyola of Chicago to a 64-48 win over Southern Illinois on Thursday night. Tate Hall had 16 points for Loyola of Chicago (12-6, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference), which has won four of its last five games. Keith Clemons added 13 points....

Police: 2 gunmen injure 5 customers at Chicago barbershop

Jan. 16, 2020 9:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two gunmen fired through the window of a Chicago barbershop Thursday evening, injuring three juveniles and two adults who were getting their hair cut, police said. Chicago police Deputy Chief of Patrol Ernest Cato told The Chicago Tribune that the gunmen had walked into the store in the...