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Blackhawks end 8-game slide with 6-3 win over Penguins

Dec. 13, 2018 12:07 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night. It had been a while. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I think we played a winning style tonight," coach Jeremy Colliton...

DePaul improves to 6-0 at home, routs Chicago State 104-70

Dec. 12, 2018 11:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus scored 27 points to lead DePaul in a 104-70 rout of Chicago State on Wednesday night to remain undefeated at home. The Blue Demons improve to 6-0 at home and 17-0 all-time against Chicago State (3-9). Strus was 8 of 11 from the floor and made five 3-pointers. Eli Cain added 17...

Murray State beats Southern Illinois 80-52

Dec. 12, 2018 10:01 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 23 points, distributed 13 assists and grabbed five rebounds, Tevin Brown added a career-high 20 poins with 6 of 11 3-pointers, and Murray State beat regional rival Southern Illinois 80-52 on Wednesday night to win its third straight. Brion Whitley added a...

After breakthrough from Howard, Bears seek more ground gains

Dec. 12, 2018 8:26 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Howard picked the perfect time to break through for the Chicago Bears. The running back was at his best on a night when quarterback Mitchell Trubisky struggled, running for a season-high 101 yards to help the NFC North leaders beat the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams 15-6...

Protecting Rodgers at a premium when Packers face Bears

Dec. 12, 2018 6:45 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers right tackle Jason Spriggs saw no need to keep going on and on about Bears linebacker Khalil Mack. There's plenty of film to watch. The rest of that Chicago defense is pretty good, too. Now Green Bay must face the NFC's top-ranked unit on the road on Sunday, a week after...

Governor: Norfolk Southern moving headquarters to Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 5:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and more than $500 million in economic investment, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday. The company plans to build a new headquarters campus with 750,000...

1 of 3 men accused in mosque bombing negotiating plea deal

Dec. 12, 2018 5:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for one of three Illinois militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque says his client is negotiating a possible plea deal with federal prosecutors. Michael James McWhorter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges, but the Star Tribune reports...

Illini volleyball coach sets sights on beating his old boss

Dec. 12, 2018 4:45 PM EST

There will be a sense of the familiar when defending national champion Nebraska and Illinois meet in the NCAA volleyball semifinals in Minneapolis on Thursday night. John Cook has coached the Cornhuskers (28-6) to their fourth straight final four, where they will try to take the next step toward a third...

Chicago mayor's pension fix includes legal marijuana, casino

Dec. 12, 2018 4:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to legalize marijuana and open a city-owned casino to help pay down the city's $28 billion public-pension debt. Emanuel's proposal also calls for issuing up to $10 billion in pension obligation bonds and changing the state constitution to allow cuts to...

Bears place cornerback Callahan on IR with broken left foot

Dec. 12, 2018 2:53 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed cornerback Bryce Callahan on injured reserve because of a broken left foot. Coach Matt Nagy says Callahan will need surgery. He was hurt in Chicago's 15-6 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. A fourth-year pro, Callahan has 45 tackles,...