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Bears on verge of playoffs after 'D' dominates against Rams

Dec. 10, 2018 6:44 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were in trouble, leading by nine with the Rams in prime position following a big interception return by Joe Johnson III on an overthrown ball by Mitchell Trubisky. On the next play, with Los Angeles at the 27, Kyle Fuller picked off a wobbly pass by Jared Goff. In...

'We're still in the war': Chicagoans battle flow of firearms

Dec. 10, 2018 6:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ke'Shon Newman's daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. He walks on brightly lit streets, the ones lined with Jamaican jerk and seafood joints, minimarkets, the White Castle, a Shell gas...

Chicago man campaigning for local candidate shot in the leg

Dec. 10, 2018 4:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say a volunteer for a City Council candidate was shot in the leg as he was speaking on Facebook Live while campaigning in one of the city's most violent neighborhoods. Police say that Maxwell Omowale Justice was speaking to the camera as he was handing out flyers and trying to...

The myths and truths about Chicago's guns and murder rate

Dec. 10, 2018 4:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are wrestling with gun violence, blamed largely on gangs. President Donald Trump has frequently singled out the city for criticism , calling the crime problem "a total disaster" and claiming Chicago has the strongest guns laws in the nation and still hasn't been able to curb...

Goff, Rams shut down by Bears in 15-6 loss

Dec. 10, 2018 1:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jared Goff was born in California and played his college ball for California before beginning his pro career in Southern California with the Los Angeles Rams. The Golden State kid looked a little lost in the Windy City. Harassed by Chicago's fierce pass rush all night long, Goff threw a...

Goldman, dominant defense leads Bears over Rams 15-6

Dec. 10, 2018 1:25 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams' high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL's best record. In a season of huge strides, this might be their biggest one yet. Eddie Goldman led a...

Tatar's late goal lifts Canadiens over Blackhawks

Dec. 9, 2018 10:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens weren't pleased with how they played Sunday. They were just happy to get a win. Tomas Tatar scored the tiebreaking goal on a deflection with 1:17 left in the third period and the Canadiens beat the Blackhawks 3-2 for their third straight win. Max Domi and Shea Weber...

Bears DB Deon Bush out with hamstring injury

Dec. 9, 2018 8:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Bears defensive back Deon Bush and Rams running back Malcolm Brown are inactive for their game at Soldier Field. Bush is out with a hamstring injury. Brown is out for the year after injuring his collarbone last week. Los Angeles' inactive list also includes outside linebacker Matt Longacre,...

Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

Dec. 9, 2018 6:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers...

Freshmen power LSU past Incarnate Word 91-50

Dec. 9, 2018 5:08 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Freshmen Naz Reid and Ja'vonte Smart scored 16 points apiece as LSU defeated Incarnate Word 91-50 in a nonconference game Sunday. Reid's 16 points were his most since he had 29 in the second game of the season against North Carolina-Greensboro. Smart's 16 points matched his season...