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FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, listens to during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. Three more Democrats withdrew support on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020,from Speaker Michael Madigan's continued control of the Illinois House after his closest confidant and three others were indicted in a long-running bribery scheme involving utility giant ComEd. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)

Illinois speaker's friend, 3 others enter bribery case pleas

Dec. 2, 2020 2:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Four people, including a close friend of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, entered not guilty pleas Wednesday in a federal bribery case alleging a scheme with the state's largest utility in which they provided do-nothing jobs to Madigan loyalists in exchange for the speaker's help with...

Cubs claim reliever Stock off waivers from Red Sox

Dec. 2, 2020 2:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs claimed reliever Robert Stock off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Stock appeared in 10 games with Boston during the pandemic-shortened season, going 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA. The 31-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment last week. Stock was selected by...

Tahvanainen scores 12 to lift Bradley past Judson 105-32

Dec. 1, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Ville Tahvanainen, Ja'Shon Henry, Elijah Childs and Terry Nolan Jr. each scored 12 points to carry Bradley to a 105-32 win over Judson on Tuesday night. Ari Boya added nine points with 10 rebounds for Bradley (3-1). Chris Oseitutu had six points for the Eagles. ___ For more AP college...

Johnson scores 14 to lead Dayton over Eastern Illinois 66-63

Dec. 1, 2020 9:43 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Chase Johnson had 14 points and seven rebounds as Dayton edged past Eastern Illinois 66-63 on Tuesday night. Jalen Crutcher made two free throws with 12 seconds left, and Josiah Wallace missed a 3-pointer at the other end. Ibi Watson had 16 points and six rebounds for Dayton (1-0)....

Kirk scores 14 to carry Illinois-Chicago past Valpo 66-50

Dec. 1, 2020 9:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Teyvion Kirk had 14 points and 14 assists off the bench to carry Illinois-Chicago to a 66-50 win over Valparaiso on Tuesday night. Braelen Bridges added 12 points, Brian Taylor scored 11, and RayQuawndis Mitchell had 10 for Illinois-Chicago (3-0). Donovan Clay had 12 points for the Crusaders...

FILE - In this April 22, 2019, file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel waves as he arrives at a news conference outside of the south air traffic control tower at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Joe Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

Dec. 1, 2020 6:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary. Biden’s selection of his nominee to lead the Transportation Department is not believed to be...

Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

The Latest: WVA not allowing basketball fans in December

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men’s and women’s basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Election 2020 Today: Biden's economic team, Emanuel weighed

Dec. 1, 2020 6:32 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden's transition. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ECONOMIC TEAM: With unemployment still high and a new economic slump possible this winter, President-elect Joe Biden has announced a liberal team of economic advisers. His picks...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

Green Bay Packers' Darnell Savage intercepts a pass in front of Chicago Bears' Anthony Miller during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Packers' defense finally starting to produce more takeaways

Nov. 30, 2020 7:53 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers thrived on big plays from their defense last year, but didn’t produce nearly enough of them the first half of this season. That’s starting to change now as the Packers move closer to a second straight NFC North title. Green Bay (8-3) scored three...