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Chicago wins first WNBA title with 80-74 win over Phoenix

Oct. 17, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title. Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury...

Rodgers throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Packers beat Bears 24-14

Oct. 17, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Rodgers didn't need to say it. He couldn't resist. Rodgers turned toward the crowd after running for a touchdown to help secure yet another win for Green Bay over Chicago. Then, he yelled, “I still own you! I still own you!” ...

Fields' inconsistency hurts Bears in 24-14 loss to Packers

Oct. 17, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Fields was terrific on Chicago's first possession. He showed off his arm and legs on another impressive drive for the Bears in the fourth quarter. Other than that, he looked like just another rookie quarterback. Fields showed...

The Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4

Oct. 17, 2021 17:15 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4.

Chicago's postal delivery delivery under fire at hearing

Oct. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s postal delivery service has come under fire as “dysfunctional” for widespread delays in mail delivery at a recent congressional field hearing. The city's residents have complained for months that they aren't receiving important mail,...

Repeal of Illinois abortion notification buoyed by Texas law

Oct. 17, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Alarmed and at the same time energized by a Texas law that bans most abortions, abortion-rights advocates in the General Assembly are targeting what people on both sides of the contentious issue consider the last restriction on access to abortion in Illinois. ...

Illinois urges residents to join worldwide earthquake drill

Oct. 17, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Do you know what to do in an earthquake? Illinois officials are urging the public to prepare by participating in a worldwide drill they say is the world's largest. The drill, known as ShakeOut, is scheduled for Thursday morning. The Illinois...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 17, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abingdon 20, Knoxville 19 Anna-Jonesboro 38, Madison 26 Belleville East 13, Belleville West 7 Camp Point Central 44, Moweaqua Central A&M 14 Carrollton 55, Mendon Unity...

Illinois shelter partners with health groups to build trust

Oct. 17, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Ahead of colder weather, when shelter becomes more of a necessity, Helping Hands of Springfield is partnering with healthcare organizations to build trust with local residents experiencing homelessness. The shelter, which has a capacity of 71...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Walker-Hackensack-Akeley def. Thief River Falls, 25-16, 25-14, 25-10 Apple Valley Tournament= Brown= Burnsville def. Albert Lea, 25-15, 25-23 Burnsville def. Grand Meadow,...