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Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Nick Foles is Bears starting QB for game against Colts

Sep. 28, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Nick Foles made a strong case for being the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears after a 30-26 comeback win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. On Monday, coach Matt Nagy confirmed Foles had done enough in a relief effort of Mitchell Trubisky and selected the Super Bowl 52 MVP...

This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Simone Austin. Police say Austin has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her 5-year-old daughter on Chicago's West Side over the weekend. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that police believe Austin cut Serenity Arrington's throat on Saturday in their East Garfield Park home. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mother charged in fatal stabbing of 5-year-old Chicago girl

Sep. 28, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her 5-year-old daughter was ordered Monday to be held without bond after prosecutors gave chilling details provided by the child's older sister who witnessed the slaying. Prosecutors presented a proffer that included...

Chicago lets restaurants, bars serve more people indoors

Sep. 28, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Restrictions aimed at limiting spread of the coronavirus in Chicago's restaurants and bars will ease slightly this week, letting more customers dine and drink indoors. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the decision Monday as Illinois officials said 1,709 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 28, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 24, 2020 Surviving COVID-19 doesn’t necessarily mean recovering. It’s another reason why we all need health insurance Editorial: A pandemic. Natural disasters. Huge job losses. If there was ever a time to vote for political candidates who support saving and improving...

4 young Peoria women killed in 1-car crash, school mourns

Sep. 28, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Teachers and staff at a central Illinois high school are mourning the weekend deaths of four young women who were killed when their vehicle left a roadway and slammed into a tree. All four women killed in early Sunday's crash in Peoria were Manual Academy graduates. Authorities...

Chicago Bears strong safety Tashaun Gipson (38) celebrates his interception of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. The Chicago Bears won 30-26. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Another Falcons collapse: Foles' 3 TDs lead 30-26 Bears win

Sep. 28, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how bad things might have seemed a week ago, the Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to make it even worse. Yep, another epic fourth-quarter collapse. This one could spell the end for embattled coach Dan Quinn, who already carried the burden of the biggest squandered lead in Super Bowl...

Beric, Herbers lift Chicago Fire past Atlanta United, 2-0

Sep. 27, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Robert Beric scored his fourth goal in four games and the Chicago Fire beat the Atlanta United 2-0 on Sunday night. Chicago (4-7-3) leapfrogged over Atlanta (4-7-2) by a point in the Eastern Conference. Beric scored his sxith goal of the season in the 39th minute to put Chicago on top by a...

Oakland Athletics' Tony Kemp slides home to score against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A's beat Mariners 6-2, earn 2 seed and will face White Sox

Sep. 27, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics came back to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Sunday in their final tune-up before the postseason. Oakland’s victory, coupled with Minnesota’s loss to Cincinnati, gave the AL West champion A’s the No. 2 seed...

Chicago Cubs' Billy Hamilton, right, celebrates with Cameron Maybin after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Slow start sends White Sox to costly 10-8 loss vs Cubs

Sep. 27, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria had a succinct message for his team after a disappointing finish to a successful regular season. Forget about it, he said. It's time to move on. “We have to respond,” Renteria said. “We don't respond, we're out.” Reynaldo...

The Latest: Hamstring injury sidelines Bucs WR Godwin

Sep. 27, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin has been ruled out with a hamstring injury he suffered late in the third quarter against Denver. Godwin was running downfield when he pulled up. He was attended to by the training staff before walking toward the locker...