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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler swings into a two-run single off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito, during the first inning in Game 1 of a double-header baseball game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cards beat White Sox 5-1 in return from coronavirus outbreak

Aug. 15, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dexter Fowler helped St. Louis get off to a fast start in its return from a coronavirus outbreak, hitting a two-run single in a four-run first inning, and the Cardinals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader. Playing its first game since July 29, St. Louis...

Police keep marchers off major Chicago expressway

Aug. 15, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

A march that could have snarled traffic on Chicago's South Side on Saturday turned out to be a lot less disruptive than expected when police kept protesters off of the major expressways into the city they'd hoped to walk onto. The march that was called to protest police brutality followed a route on a roadway...

Illinois reports 1,828 more positive virus tests, 5 deaths

Aug. 15, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois reported on Saturday that 1,828 more people had tested positive for the coronavirus and five more people had died as a result of the virus. The latest totals announced by the state's department of public health brings to 204,519 positive cases since the pandemic began...

White Sox reliever Ian Hamilton (shoulder) on injured list

Aug. 15, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox placed reliever Ian Hamilton on the 10-day injured list Saturday because of a sore right shoulder. The White Sox also transferred utilityman Leury García (sprained left thumb) to the 45-day injured list. Veteran infielder Cheslor Cuthbert was brought up from...

They're still here: Cardinals back after long virus absence

Aug. 15, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After weeks of uncertainty, John Mozeliak watched the St. Louis Cardinals drop off their rental cars and prepare for work. His cell phone was filled with encouraging baseball messages instead of questions of concern. For Mozeliak, the club's president of baseball operations, it was a very...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1985 file photo, Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, behind the wheel of a Chrysler convertible, is joined by G. Glenn Gardner, left, and Yoichi Nakane, after a news conference in Chicago.   Thompson, known as “Big Jim” during a long career that eventually made him the state's longest-serving chief executive, has died. He was 84. Thompson died  Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, his wife, Jayne, told the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.  (AP Photo/Mark Elias, File)

Former Illinois Gov. Thompson, who fought corruption, dies

Aug. 15, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, whose prosecutions of public officials — including a predecessor — helped catapult him to become the state's longest-serving chief executive, has died. He was 84. Thompson, known as “Big Jim," died shortly after 8 p.m. Friday at...

Dr. Michelle LaRue sits for a portrait in Hyattsville, Md., on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2019. LaRue is a manager at CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy group that has partnered with health officials in Prince George's County just outside of Washington. D.C., to make the calls to Spanish speakers. She said earning trust begins with hiring contact tracers who not only speak Spanish but also intimately understand immigrant communities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Fear, language barriers hinder immigrant contact-tracing

Aug. 15, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

Only a handful of contact tracers working to slow COVID-19 in 125 communities near Chicago speak Spanish, despite significant Hispanic populations. Churches and advocacy groups in the Houston area are trying to convince immigrants to cooperate when health officials call. And in California, immigrants are being...

University of Chicago president shifting role to chancellor

Aug. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The president of the University of Chicago is leaving that role and will become the school's chancellor in June 2021. Robert Zimmer announced his plans at a Board of Trustees meeting this month. Board of Trustees Chairman Joseph Neubauer said members plan to create a search committee to...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) rounds second base past Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (9) after hitting a three run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Yelich three-run homer lifts Brewers past Cubs, 4-3

Aug. 15, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the major league-leading Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Friday night. Yelich hit his fifth homer of the season off Alec Mills to right-center field, erasing Chicago's 3-1 lead in the sixth inning. Yelich didn't have much of a plan...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019 file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.  (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

R. Kelly's manager charged with phone threats to theater

Aug. 14, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's manager has been arrested in California on charges that he threatened a shooting at a Manhattan theater two years ago, forcing an evacuation and the cancellation of the screening of a documentary addressing allegations that the singer had sexually abused women and girls. Donnell...