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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...

Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student

Sep. 23, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A body discovered in a river nearly three weeks ago has been confirmed as a graduate student missing from Illinois State University, authorities said Thursday. Jelani Day's identity was confirmed through DNA and dental records, the LaSalle...

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...

Ready or not, Bears QB Fields starting against Browns

Sep. 23, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There was going to be a point, maybe later this season or early next, when Justin Fields was going to become Chicago's starting quarterback. The day arrived quickly. With veteran Andy Dalton sidelined for the time being by a knee...

Beckham says 'we'll see' on return to field Sunday vs Bears

Sep. 23, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. shrugged and smiled about his playing status. “We'll see,” the Browns star receiver said. Beckham's comeback from knee surgery is either days from being over or about to drag on for another week or two. He...

Police arrest man in Subway shop robbery caught on video

Sep. 23, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Police arrested a man who allegedly took a Subway shop employee's purse during an Illinois robbery attempt that was caught on surveillance video. The case garnered attention this month after video of the Subway shop employee fighting with the man...

Rookie Fields making first NFL start as Bears visit Browns

Sep. 23, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (1-1) at CLEVELAND (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Browns by 7/12, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bears 1-1; Browns 1-1. SERIES RECORD: Browns lead 9-7. ...