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Cubs plan to go slowly with injured Hendricks

Jun. 19, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs plan to move slowly with Kyle Hendricks after tests confirmed the right-hander is dealing with a shoulder impingement. Hendricks was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, one day after he permitted five runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to NL West-leading Los...

White Sox plan to extend netting at Guaranteed Rate Field

Jun. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take that step since a couple of high-profile injuries this spring increased the focus on fan safety at ballparks. The White Sox and Illinois Sports...

Jiménez homers in 9th to power White Sox past Cubs, 3-1

Jun. 19, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez came up in a big spot and delivered. It was exactly how he pictured the moment when he became a professional ballplayer. With one major twist. Jiménez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning in his first game against his first major league organization,...

White Sox bring up C Collins from Triple-A Charlotte

Jun. 18, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a very special Father's Day for Zack Collins. Collins didn't know what was happening when he was pulled from Triple-A Charlotte's game at Rochester on Sunday, but he got back to the clubhouse and manager Mark Grudzielanek told the catching prospect he was headed to the majors with the...

Witness: Suspect in slaying tried to get her into his car

Jun. 18, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois graduate student told jurors Tuesday that the man on trial for killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China tried to get her into his car by posing as an undercover police officer, saying she felt physically ill when she recognized him days later in a...

Hospital largely cleared in newborn cut from womb case

Jun. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — Investigators have largely cleared a hospital for how it dealt with a Chicago woman accused of cutting a baby from his mother's womb and claiming him as her own, despite questions from the victims' family over why it took the hospital more than two weeks to tell child services that...

Woman sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

Jun. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois woman has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for providing material support to terrorists by helping to fund a St. Louis County man who fought and died in Syria. Mediha Medy Salkicevic of Schiller Park, Illinois, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in St. Louis....

Police: Video shows suspect in bus shooting was not gunman

Jun. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have released from custody a man suspected of shooting three passengers on a city bus after determining he wasn't the gunman. Officers had taken the 35-year-old man into custody after witnesses said he was possibly the gunman who fired several shots at the bus just after...

Some of the stories behind those involved in jail suicides

Jun. 18, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

A Marine with PTSD, a schizophrenic father, a granddad struggling with depression: They are just some of the many who've taken their lives in U.S. jails — a problem experts say is preventable with more training and safeguards. Here are their stories: ___ DEVIN LYNCH - COOK COUNTY JAIL The inmate,...

FBI probing suspect's claim that scholar was 1 of 13 victims

Jun. 17, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the claim by a former University of Illinois doctoral student that the visiting scholar from China he's charged with killing was his 13th victim, even though no evidence has been found to indicate whether he was telling the truth, an FBI agent testified Monday....