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White Sox hire Coolbaugh as assistant hitting coach

Nov. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have hired Scott Coolbaugh as their assistant hitting coach. The White Sox announced the move Tuesday. He will work with new hitting coach Frank Menechino. The 53-year-old Coolbaugh spent last season as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A Oklahoma...

Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US

Nov. 12, 2019 4:48 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday. The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall...

Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot, in critical condition

Nov. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EST

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Hospital officials say Chicago rapper Lil Reese is in critical condition after being shot at a suburban Chicago intersection. Advocate Christ Medical Center officials identified the wounded man as Tavares Taylor, who's known as Lil Reese, and said he's in critical condition....

Packers' Bratkowski, Bart Starr's backup, dies at age 88

Nov. 12, 2019 1:00 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Zeke Bratkowski, the quarterback who backed up Bart Starr during the Green Bay Packers' 1960s dynasty, has died at his Florida home. He was 88. The team announced his death late Monday but did not disclose further details. The Packers Hall of Famer was a quarterback in Green Bay from...

The Latest: Snow, icy conditions hit Northeast, South

Nov. 12, 2019 10:27 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Snow and icy conditions are snarling traffic and closing or delaying schools in parts of the Northeast and South. The National Weather Service says the snow total had surpassed 10 inches (25 centimeters) at the Buffalo airport...

Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In mid-Michigan, three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that the Eaton County sheriff's...

The Latest: About 1,200 flights cancelled at O'Hare airport

Nov. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in the Midwest (all times local): 8 p.m. Between 2 and 6 inches of snow fell in northern Illinois, forcing the cancellation of about 1,200 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The National Weather Service said Monday night that snowfall has ended...

Bears maintain focus after flawed 20-13 victory over Lions

Nov. 11, 2019 5:39 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — It would have been easy for the Chicago Bears to get carried away with their emotions after ending a four-game losing streak. Instead, the Bears recognized a 20-13 victory over the injury-riddled Detroit Lions for the flawed effort it was, and they turned their focus on preparing...

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

Nov. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics tangle. Most states...

Kane, Lehner lead fast-starting Blackhawks past Maple Leafs

Nov. 11, 2019 1:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane got the Chicago Blackhawks off to a fast start. Robin Lehner kept them ahead at the finish. Kane had two goals and an assist, Lehner made 53 saves and the Blackhawks struck early and then held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Sunday night. Jonathan Toews, rookie Kirby Dach and...