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White shines as Bulls beat Knicks 120-102

Nov. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White waited as Roy Williams walked up the court. Williams playfully bowed in front of his former guard and then gave him a hug before taking off. It was White's night, and a beaming Williams loved every moment. White made a franchise-record seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and...

Clayton scores 21 to lift CSU past Loyola of Chicago 76-72

Nov. 12, 2019 11:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Dejuan Clayton had 21 points as Coppin State narrowly beat Loyola of Chicago 76-72 on Tuesday night. Clayton shot 12 for 14 from the line, 11 of 12 in the second half when the Eagles made 18 of 22, including their last 11 points in the last three minutes. They went 9 of 10 in the final 32...

Deang scores 21 to carry E. Illinois past Chicago St. 98-34

Nov. 12, 2019 11:02 PM EST

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Deang Deang had 21 points as Eastern Illinois easily defeated Chicago State 98-34 on Tuesday night. George Dixon had 15 points and nine rebounds for Eastern Illinois (1-2). Marvin Johnson added 14 points and seven rebounds. Mack Smith had 13 points for the hosts. Andrew Lewis had 14...

Northwestern paper's apology sparks journalism debate

Nov. 12, 2019 8:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. First, student activists criticized them for publishing photos of protesters on the...

Prosecutors concede man was framed, but want him retried

Nov. 12, 2019 8:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys of a Chicago man who went to prison for a 1991 killing and Cook County prosecutors agreed on tossing the man's conviction because of misconduct by a police detective. However, prosecutors on Tuesday said they are unwilling to drop murder charges against Demetrius Johnson. Johnson...

Chicago mayor pleads case in Springfield on casino, budget

Nov. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot crisscrossed the state Capitol Tuesday looking for help from lawmakers to make a casino feasible and shore up the city's budget, but she reported little progress. The Legislature approved a land-based casino for Chicago last spring in a major expansion...

White Sox hire Coolbaugh as assistant hitting coach

Nov. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have hired Scott Coolbaugh as their assistant hitting coach. The White Sox announced the move Tuesday. He will work with new hitting coach Frank Menechino. The 53-year-old Coolbaugh spent last season as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A Oklahoma...

IHSA drops appeal of order allowing CPS runners to compete

Nov. 12, 2019 6:43 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois High School Association has ended its appeal of a Cook County judge's decision to allow Chicago Public Schools athletes to run in the state cross-country meet. The IHSA filed the appeal Nov. 4, but the appellate court decided not to rule immediately, clearing the way...

Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US

Nov. 12, 2019 4:48 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday. The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall...

Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot, in critical condition

Nov. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EST

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Hospital officials say Chicago rapper Lil Reese is in critical condition after being shot at a suburban Chicago intersection. Advocate Christ Medical Center officials identified the wounded man as Tavares Taylor, who's known as Lil Reese, and said he's in critical condition....