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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...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Week before showdown, Wisconsin exposed

Oct. 20, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

On Friday night, No. 4 Ohio State went to Northwestern and buried a struggling and outclassed opponent, just the way an elite team is supposed to do. For those glancing ahead to next week, it was hard not to think: Boy, Wisconsin messed around with Northwestern and only beat the Wildcats by nine. Hmmm. Transitive...

UT Martin wins 4th straight, beats Eastern Illinois 27-18

Oct. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — John Bachus III threw a pair of touchdown passes and Peyton Logan ran for 109 yards to lead UT Martin to a 27-18 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday for its fourth straight win. Coach Jason Simpson collected is 85th win leading the Skyhawks, matching Bob Carroll for a program...

Lyles, Williams lead way; S. Illinois dumps Youngstown St.

Oct. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kare Lyles completed seven passes and two went for touchdowns and Southern Illinois beat Youngstown State 35-10 Saturday in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup. Lyles was 7-of-9 passing for 160 yards while running back Javon Williams Jr. went 1-of-2 passing for a 41-yard touchdown....

Illinois stuns No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 on last-second FG

Oct. 19, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The plan was for Wisconsin to roll into a showdown with Ohio State next week unbeaten, with a defense putting up historic numbers and a Heisman Trophy contender at running back. Illinois had other plans. James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field as time expired and the Illini pulled off...

Miami of Ohio holds off Northern Illinois late, 27-24

Oct. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

OKFORD, Ohio (AP) — Jaylon Bester ran for two touchdowns and Sam Sloman kicked two fourth-quarter field goals that allowed Miami of Ohio to hold off Northern Illinois, 27-24 in a Mid-America Conference battle Saturday afternoon. Marcus Childers nosed in from a yard out to put Northern Illinois up 10-0 with...

Robinson's 3 TDs help Illinois State defeat Western Illinois

Oct. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — James Robinson scored three rushing touchdowns, Jeff Proctor added a fourth on the ground, and Illinois State defeated Western Illinois 28-14 on Saturday. Illinois State (5-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley) led 14-0 at halftime on two of Robinson's TDs before Western Illinois broke through with a...

Illinois stuns No. 6 Badgers 24-23 on McCourt game-ending FG

Oct. 19, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field as time expired and Illinois pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season, knocking off No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 on Saturday. Tony Adams picked off a pass by Jack Coan for the Illini (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten), who were 30 ½-point...

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...

Fields leads No. 4 Ohio State past Northwestern 52-3

Oct. 19, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Eyeing a playoff spot and a shot at the national championship, No. 4 Ohio State sure is locked in at the moment. Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 121 yards and the Buckeyes pounded Northwestern 52-3 on Friday night. Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) did...