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Blackhawks win 3-2 in SO; Islanders lose 11th straight game

Dec. 05, 2021 23:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Kane scored the only goal in the shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Islanders 3-2 Sunday night, sending New York to its 11th straight loss overall and its sixth straight setback its new arena. Kane beat Semyon Varlamov with Chicago’s...

Dalton's interceptions send Bears to loss against Cardinals

Dec. 05, 2021 19:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Quarterback Andy Dalton knew the Chicago Bears had little margin for error going against the team with the NFL's best record. The Bears weren’t even close to playing error-free football as four interceptions set up Arizona for four easy scores, and the...

Retiree cooks up volunteer career in Peoria mission

Dec. 05, 2021 18:38 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Bored with retirement, Ron Rasberry got off the couch and headed to the kitchen. Not his, but the South Side Mission’s. “I just wanted to stop being lazy,” Rasberry, 71, says with a chuckle. “That couch was killing...

Murray throws for 2 TDs, runs for 2 as Cardinals beat Bears

Dec. 05, 2021 18:27 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyler Murray was in prime position following an interception on the game's opening possession. He fumbled his first snap. Good thing for him, he made the recovery. Three plays later, he celebrated a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins. And just like that,...

Sandage leads W. Illinois over Cent. Michigan 97-70

Dec. 05, 2021 18:01 PM EST

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Colton Sandage scored 25 points as Western Illinois rolled past Central Michigan 97-70 on Sunday. Will Carius added 20 points for the Leathernecks. Trenton Massner had 11 points for Western Illinois (8-2), which won its...

Akec scores 18 to lift Detroit past UIC 64-56

Dec. 05, 2021 17:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Madut Akec posted 18 points and eight rebounds as Detroit beat Illinois-Chicago 64-56 on Sunday. Antoine Davis had 19 points for Detroit (2-6, 2-0 Horizon League). Kevin McAdoo added 10 points. Damaria Franklin had 18 points and 14...

Coastal Carolina returns to Cure Bowl vs Northern Illinois

Dec. 05, 2021 17:06 PM EST

Coastal Carolina (10-2, Sun Belt) vs. Northern Illinois (9-4, Mid-American Conference), Dec. 17. 6 p.m. Eastern. LOCATION: Orlando, Florida. TOP PLAYERS Coastal Carolina: QB Grayson McCall has completed nearly 73% of his attempts...

Sterling firefighter who died in the line of duty honored

Dec. 05, 2021 12:52 PM EST

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — A firefighter who died in the line of duty in northern Illinois has been honored by the community of Sterling. Lieutenant Garret Ramos responded to a house fire late Friday and was inside when the floor collapsed beneath him. He later died. ...

EXPLAINER: Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?

Dec. 05, 2021 11:35 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After two brothers spent hours telling a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not he will tell his side of the story. ...

Illinois airports get $94M in upgrades under capital program

Dec. 05, 2021 11:31 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, ill. (AP) — Public airports in Illinois will get $94 million in upgrades for dozens of projects, including in Galesburg, the Quad Cities and Bolingbrook, state officials said. The money is coming through the Rebuild Illinois capital construction program....