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Governor's Day at state fair puts focus on November election

Aug. 15, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republicans, led by Gov. Bruce Rauner, rallied the faithful Wednesday by pledging to make the GOP the state's majority party in the November election. Republicans at the annual Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair were buoyed by predicted thunderstorms that failed to...

US, Mexico announce new strategies on cartels

Aug. 15, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, who said one priority was to capture the leader of the increasingly powerful...

The Latest: Mexico says capture of drug lord a priority

Aug. 15, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on announcement in Chicago of new plans to battle Mexican cartels (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Chicago have unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels alongside members of the Mexican government, military and...

Rizzo leads Cubs past Brewers 8-4

Aug. 15, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central by topping the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday. Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago bounced back...

Brewers OF Braun leaves with rib cage tightness

Aug. 15, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left their game against the Chicago Cubs with tightness on the right side of his rib cage. Braun was removed for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning Wednesday at Wrigley Field. He went 0 for 2 a day after he homered twice in Milwaukee's 7-0 victory....

Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson unlikely to return this season

Aug. 15, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson's chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery in September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who went 12-6...

Lawyer: Chicago alderman to plead guilty in corruption cases

Aug. 15, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A member of the Chicago City Council is expected to join a long list of city aldermen to be convicted in corruption cases after his attorney told a federal court that he'd plead guilty. The Chicago Tribune reports that Christopher Groham said during a Wednesday hearing that Alderman Willie...

Chicago activist announces Labor Day march near airport

Aug. 15, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago activist who helped organize a protest march that briefly shut down Lake Shore Drive this month now wants to disrupt traffic with a Labor Day march on an expressway near O'Hare International Airport. At a Wednesday news conference, the Rev. Gregory Livingston said the anti-violence...

Chicago officer sues over placement on desk duty since 2009

Aug. 15, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer placed on desk duty while being investigated for corruption has filed a federal lawsuit saying his constitutional rights have been violated. Thomas Sherry was suspended without pay in 2006 after being accused of robbing drug dealers and law-abiding citizens of cash...

Illinois manufacturer to lay off 150 workers, move to Mexico

Aug. 15, 2018 5:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A storage safe manufacturer is closing two Chicago-area factories and moving operations to Mexico to counteract the effects of metal tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump's administration. The Chicago Tribune reports Stack-on Products will lay off about 150 people at its Wauconda and...