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Red Sox ace Sale nearing return from rib injury

Jul. 01, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale will make at least one more minor league rehab start before the Boston Red Sox decide if their ace is ready to join their rotation after being sidelined all season because of a rib injury. Manager Alex Cora said Friday the seven-time All-Star is close to...

Chicago cop shot while responding to domestic disturbance

Jul. 01, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment building was repeatedly shot as he stepped off an elevator Friday, hours after two men were killed in a separate shooting downtown, authorities said. The male officer was in serious...

Zach LaVine says he's coming back to the Chicago Bulls

Jul. 01, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine is staying with the Chicago Bulls. The two-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist said Friday he has agreed to a new deal with the Bulls. LaVine will be signing a five-year max contract worth about $215 million, according to a person with direct...

EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly sentence impact other trials?

Jul. 01, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly could be in his 80s before the singer is free again, based on a 30-year prison term imposed this week by a New York federal judge for parlaying his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were children. And if the 55-year-old loses at three...

Wisdom's slam, 6 RBIs lift Cubs over Reds 15-7

Jul. 01, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a grand slam and a solo homer en route to a career-high six RBIs, rookie Christopher Morel had a career-high five hits and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 15-7 Thursday night. The Cubs collected 23 hits off five pitchers, tying their...

JT Poston shoots 62, leads John Deere Classic by 2 strokes

Jun. 30, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — J.T. Poston shot a 9-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic. Coming off a second-place tie last week in Connecticut after also opening with a 62, Poston eagled the par-5 second and had seven birdies in a bogey-free...

Thomas Lynch wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 20:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Lynch wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District.

Regan Deering wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 19:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Regan Deering wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.

Eric Carlson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 1st Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 19:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Carlson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 1st Congressional District.

Illinois grocery tax suspended for year starting Friday

Jun. 30, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The sales tax on groceries in Illinois will be suspended for a year starting Friday, under the state budget approved in April. The state’s tax relief program will also postpone a gas tax increase until January, and cut school supply taxes from 6.25% to 1.25% from...