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Sears through the years: From watch seller to tower builder

Oct. 15, 2018 6:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears got its start as a watch seller more than 130 years ago and grew to become one of the world's largest retailers. But the company has struggled in recent years and on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A look at the company through the years: 1886 — Richard Sears starts the...

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Musicians have ratified labor deal

Oct. 14, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago says striking musicians have approved a multiyear labor deal and the season will resume Wednesday. A statement released by the music company Sunday night says members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 ratified the agreement with Lyric Opera...

DeBrincat's 2nd goal lifts Blackhawks past Blues in OT

Oct. 14, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As a junior hockey phenom, Alex DeBrincat grabbed the attention of scouts as a natural goal scorer who could get open and finish. Now the 20-year-old Blackhawks forward is doing just that in the NHL. DeBrincat scored his second goal of the game and sixth this season with nine seconds left in...

N. Dakota St. forces 5 turnovers, beats W. Illinois 34-7

Oct. 14, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — The North Dakota State defense forced five turnovers, including Dan Marlette's 38-yard scoop-and-score, to help the Bison beat Western Illinois 34-7 on Saturday night. Easton Stick was 11-of-20 passing for 123 yards, including a 22-yard TD pass to Darrius Shepherd, with no...

Purdue rolls over Illinois 46-7

Oct. 13, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Purdue rolled over Illinois 46-7 on Saturday, dampening the Illini homecoming festivities and dimming their postseason hopes. Illinois (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) arguably played its worst game of the year. Purdue (3-3, 2-1) scored 46 unanswered points after the first series. Illinois began...

Cooper leads Jacksonville State past Eastern Illinois 49-22

Oct. 13, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Zerrick Cooper passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score to propel Jacksonville State to a 49-22 victory over Eastern Illinois in Ohio Valley Conference play on Saturday. The Gamecocks (5-1, 4-0), ranked seventh in the FCS coaches' poll, scored the first two...

Childers rallies Northern Illinois to 24-21 win over Ohio

Oct. 13, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Jones ran 2 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 4:51 left and left tackle Max Scharping caught a pass for the 2-point conversion as Northern Illinois battled back from a 21-9 deficit after three quarters to earn a 24-21 Mid-America Conference victory over Ohio Saturday...

Robinson's big day leads Illinois St. past S. Illinois 51-3

Oct. 13, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — James Robinson ran for a career-high 202 yards and a touchdown, Brady Davis threw four touchdown passes and Illinois State clubbed Southern Illinois 51-3 on Saturday. Robinson — who moved past the 2,000-yard rushing mark for his career — scored on a 3-yard plunge with 4:15...

Thorson, Luckenbaugh lead Northwestern over Nebraska in OT

Oct. 13, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Rolling along with a 10-point lead, Nebraska had its first victory under coach Scott Frost and the end of the longest losing streak in its proud history in sight. Northwestern yanked it all away. And now, the Cornhuskers are off to their worst start ever. Clayton Thorson threw for a...

Thousands march in Chicago to encourage voting in midterms

Oct. 13, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people have marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election. The march took place Saturday after a rally in Grant Park organized by Women's March Chicago. The group...