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FBI, police plan update on missing 5-year-old Illinois boy

Apr. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The FBI and police in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake are planning a news conference as they search for a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a week. The Crystal Lake Police Department says the news conference will take place at noon on Wednesday at City Hall. The...

Caterpillar: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 24, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. on Wednesday reported first quarter net income of $1.88 billion. The Deerfield, Illinois-based company said it had net income of $3.25 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.94 per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The...

Quintana pitches 7 strong, Báez jukes, Cubs beat Dodgers 7-2

Apr. 24, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Quintana was the star of the show. Even better than Javier Báez's dance around David Freese. Quintana pitched seven crisp innings in his third straight win, and the Chicago Cubs used a fast start to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Tuesday night. "He was once again on top...

Orioles hit 4 HRs off Nova, beat White Sox 9-1 to end skid

Apr. 23, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — During a season already littered with poor pitching performances and lopsided defeats, the Baltimore Orioles altered the script with an impressive display of pitching, offense and defense. Dwight Smith Jr. hit a three-run homer, one of four long balls off Iván Nova, and Baltimore...

Garrett Popcorn sues ex-employee it says stole its recipes

Apr. 23, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The owner of a famed Chicago popcorn business has sued a former employee, accusing her of stealing thousands of files including information about its secret recipes. Garrett Popcorn Shops filed the federal lawsuit Monday against Aisha Putnam, one of three people the company says knows the...

Police release father's 911 call reporting son missing

Apr. 23, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A father told police that he'd looked around his house, garage and the surrounding neighborhood in suburban Chicago, looking for his 5-year-old son who was not home when he returned after a doctor's appointment, according to a recording of a 911 call released Tuesday. In the 911 call last...

The Latest: Hearing about missing boy's brother continued

Apr. 23, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the missing suburban Chicago 5-year-old boy (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A custody hearing involving the brother of a missing suburban Chicago boy and their parents has been continued. JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr., the parents of missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund,...

Cubs SS Russell joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for return

Apr. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for his return from a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Russell is expected to play when Iowa begins a nine-game homestand Wednesday night against Nashville. He had stayed in...

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

Apr. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing...

Pace sees few glaring draft needs for Bears after big jump

Apr. 23, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — General manager Ryan Pace understands the idea that the Chicago Bears need to draft a running back. He's just not necessarily buying it. Pace doesn't see too many big holes on the roster with the draft starting Thursday after Chicago made a worst-to-first jump last season. The...