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Lawsuits filed over explosion that killed 3 Chicago men

Sep. 23, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

NORTH UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Three Chicago men killed in a explosion while fishing and making a fire unwittingly picked up an explosive rod that was left behind during a demolition project near Starved Rock State Park, according to lawsuits. The families of the three men...

Cooper, Parker help Sky hold off Wings in playoff opener

Sep. 23, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Cooper scored 23 points, Candace Parker had a double-double and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 81-64 in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night. Parker finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals for the...

Thursday's Scores

Sep. 23, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Chicago (Crane Medical Prep) 51, Chicago (Marine Military Academy) 0 Chicago King 54, Lake View 0 Mather 15, Hyde Park 14 ___ Some high school football scores provided by...

Travel limits leave Europe without many fans at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The sea of red that fills the galleries every time the United States hosts the Ryder Cup will have fewer European blue dots than usual this year. Pandemic-related travel restrictions are giving the U.S. a far bigger edge in fan support than the...

Toews practices with Blackhawks on 1st day of training camp

Sep. 23, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews is skating again. He is practicing with the Chicago Blackhawks, just like he did before he missed all of last season. He is smiling and joking around with his teammates again. The rest of the questions, the ones about opening night and...

No. 12 Irish face No. 18 Wisconsin with OL work in progress

Sep. 23, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

When it comes to producing NFL-quality offensive linemen, Notre Dame and Wisconsin have been among the best programs in the country. The Fighting Irish have 12 offensive linemen on NFL rosters to start this season and the Badgers have eight. Quality...

Dozens of Afghan children arrive in Chicago after evacuation

Sep. 23, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of Afghan children have arrived in Chicago as refugees evacuated from Afghanistan during the U.S. withdrawal continue to reach American cities, officials said. The unaccompanied Afghan minors — children who traveled without a parent or legal...

Wisconsin-Notre Dame at Soldier Fields tops Big Ten schedule

Sep. 23, 2021 03:34 AM EDT

Things to watch during Week 4 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 18 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Notre Dame, at Soldier Field, Chicago The venerable Midwestern programs meet for the first time in 57 years, and first...

Kepler homers twice, Ryan’s 11 Ks lead Twins over Cubs 5-4

Sep. 23, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Wednesday night. Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit his 19th home run in the...

Gil scores in 91st, Revolution clinch 1st MLS playoff spot

Sep. 22, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carles Gil scored in the 91st minute and the New England Revolution beat the Chicago Fire 3-2 on Wednesday night, becoming the first MLS team to clinch a playoff spot. New England (18-4-5) won for the 11th time in 14 games to reach 59 points — 15 ahead...