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Man dies after falling from stairs at Chicago train station

Dec. 01, 2021 15:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A man died Wednesday after he fell from a stairway at a Chicago Transit Authority train station and plunged to the street below, police said. CTA officials said video from an internal reviewed showed the man climbed over a stair railing and fell from an...

Cubs, Gomes finalize $13 million, two-year contract

Dec. 01, 2021 15:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and catcher Yan Gomes finalized a $13 million, two-year contract on Wednesday that includes a club option for 2024. The Cubs also have Willson Contreras behind the plate, but he is eligible for free agency after next season and the team...

White Sox, Leury García finalize $16.5 million, 3-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 15:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and versatile Leury García have finalized a $16.5 million, three-year contract. The deal announced Wednesday calls for the 30-year-old Garcia to earn $5.5 million each of the next three years. He helped the White Sox win the AL...

1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt dies at 66

Dec. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — LaMarr Hoyt, who won the 1983 AL Cy Young Award with the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 66. The White Sox announced his death on Wednesday. The team said he died Monday in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, following a lengthy illness. ...

Police: Jussie Smollett 'upset' camera didn't record attack

Dec. 01, 2021 15:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago, appeared troubled when he was told that a surveillance camera did not record the alleged assault, a police detective testified Wednesday....

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial this week on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan....

White Sox sign reliever Graveman to $24 million, 3-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 21:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kendall Graveman talked to Lance Lynn and Dallas Keuchel, and he exchanged text messages with Liam Hendriks. All that homework led him to the Chicago White Sox. Graveman agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract with Chicago on...

Detective: Brothers detailed how Jussie Smollett staged hoax

Nov. 30, 2021 20:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers arrested for an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett recounted for Chicago police how the ex-“Empire” actor orchestrated the hoax, telling them via text message to meet him “on the low,” paying for supplies and holding a “dry run” in downtown Chicago, a...

Cook County tops 1,000 homicides in '21 with full month left

Nov. 30, 2021 18:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County has recorded more than 1,000 homicides in a year for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, the county's Medical Examiner's Office said. As of Tuesday, the county’s homicide total stood at 1,009, with a full month left in the...

AP source: Cubs, Yan Gomes agree to $13 million, 2-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 14:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs added another catcher on Tuesday, agreeing to a $13 million, two-year contract with Yan Gomes. The Cubs have Willson Contreras behind the plate, but he is eligible for free agency after next season and the team could decide to trade him...