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Bulls remain hopeful LaVine will choose to remain in Chicago

Jun. 27, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls remain hopeful All-Star guard Zach LaVine will choose to re-sign with them rather than join another team as an unrestricted free agent. Executive vice president Arturas Karnisovas has been consistent in saying publicly the organization wants to keep...

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Jun. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week's stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week's nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the...

Blackhawks, Luke Richardson finalize coaching deal

Jun. 27, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luke Richardson is the new coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, stepping into a tricky rebuilding process for one of the NHL's marquee franchises. General manager Kyle Davidson announced the move on Monday. Richardson replaces Derek King, who finished the season as the...

Temp worker held on $5M bond in Illinois warehouse shooting

Jun. 27, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — A temporary worker has been charged in a shooting that killed a co-worker and wounded two others at an automotive interior products warehouse in suburban Chicago, authorities said. Charles McKnight Jr., 27, was arraigned Sunday on charges of first-degree...

Today in History: June 27, Thurgood Marshall retires

Jun. 27, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 27, the 178th day of 2022. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century,...

Vandersloot's buzzer-beater gives Sky 88-85 win over Lynx

Jun. 26, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to help the Chicago Sky edge the Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday. Chicago inbounded in the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go. Vandersloot attempted to drive the right side, was stopped and...

Cease strikes out 13, White Sox hold off Orioles 4-3

Jun. 26, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease made it look easy as soon as he stepped on the mound. Cease struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings, Gavin Sheets homered and the Chicago White Sox avoided a four-game sweep, hanging on to beat Baltimore 4-3 Sunday after the Orioles scored twice in...

Illinois governor's race is also battle among billionaires

Jun. 26, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — The race to be Illinois' next governor is also a battle among billionaires, including two whose names won't appear on Tuesday's primary ballot. Republican candidates Darren Bailey, who as a state lawmaker fought pandemic measures such as mask mandates, and...

Rep. Mary Miller calls Roe decision 'victory for white life'

Jun. 25, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, speaking at a rally Saturday night with former President Donald Trump, called the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade a “victory for white life.” Miller's spokesman said the Illinois Republican had intended to say...

Mateo slugs Orioles past White Sox for 4th straight win

Jun. 25, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Mateo homered and doubled to lead the Orioles over the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Saturday, giving Baltimore its first four-game winning streak this season. Lance Lynn (1-1) retired eight straight batters before Mateo lifted a solo homer just over the left-center...