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Wilson snaps tie with 3rd period goal, Caps edge Blackhawks

Oct. 20, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Capitals admitted they weren't at their best. Still good enough to pull out a win to start a five-game road trip. Tom Wilson broke a tie with 8:13 left and the Capitals rebounded after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Sunday night for their third...

Sloppy Bears lose 36-25 to Saints

Oct. 20, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky made a couple of bad throws. Anthony Miller had a costly fumble. A blocked punt turned into a safety, and Chicago's defense looked tired in the second half. At least the Bears were consistent. Each unit committed its share of mistakes. Chicago flopped in its return from its...

Bridgewater throws for 2 TDs, surging Saints top Bears 36-25

Oct. 20, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New Orleans Saints insisted they were ready for the challenge once Drew Brees went down. All they've done since is back up their words with wins. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns, and the Saints improved to 5-0 without their injured star quarterback by beating the...

Classes canceled a 3rd day amid Chicago teacher strike

Oct. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 300,000 public school students in Chicago are getting another day off as contract talks continue between the teachers' union and the nation's third-largest school district. Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday night that classes and after school activities are canceled Monday as...

Red Stars defeat Thorns 1-0 to reach NWSL championship

Oct. 20, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sam Kerr scored in the ninth minute and the Chicago Red Stars advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship match with a 1-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Sunday. The Red Stars are heading to a final for the first time after four straight semifinal losses....

Police, paramedics rushing to shooting report hurt in crash

Oct. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police officers and paramedics rushing to a reported shooting at a party in a Chicago neighborhood have been injured after their vehicles collided. The police cruiser and ambulance crashed Saturday night. The collision tipped the ambulance onto its side. Two officers and two paramedics were...

Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others

Oct. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation's third-largest school district went on strike this past week, canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids. For some families, the Chicago Teachers Union walkout meant a day off and a bit of...

Toews, Lehner lead Blackhawks over Blue Jackets 3-2 in OT

Oct. 19, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews got his first goal of the season when he was in the right place at the right time Friday night. Big spot for the Chicago Blackhawks, too. Toews scored 46 seconds into overtime and Robin Lehner made 37 saves, leading Chicago to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets....

Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Oct. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Superintendent Eddie...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Oct. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an...