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Former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, right, look on as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin endorses former Vice President Joe Biden during a press conference at the Union League Club, Friday, March 6, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Ex-sheriff wins Illinois GOP Senate primary; faces Durbin

Mar. 17, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago-area sheriff emerged from a crowded Republican field Tuesday in the Illinois primary, advancing to mount a long-shot challenge against Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Mark Curran, who had perhaps the most name recognition of all the candidates, said he ran because he...

Chicago returns to World TeamTennis with expansion Smash

Feb. 10, 2020 8:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will return to World TeamTennis this summer, with 2017 U.S. Open women's champion Sloane Stephens leading the expansion Smash. Stephens' coach, Chicago native Kamau Murray, will coach the team that will play its home matches at Credit Union 1 Arena on the campus of the University of...