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Cain HR, Brewers fan 16, beat Padres 5-1 to improve position

Sep. 19, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has had his share of aches and pains this season. He managed to do some damage to the San Diego Padres before departing with another ailment. Cain hit a solo home run to help lift the Brewers past the Padres 5-1 on Thursday before exiting the game...

University of Chicago hospital prepares for nurses strike

Sep. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago Medical Center prepared for a walkout by about 2,200 nurses by diverting ambulances and moving patients. The nurses say they plan to strike Friday because of the breakdown of contract negotiations between their union and the hospital. Although the nurses say the...

Cubs' Rizzo homers in surprise return vs Cardinals

Sep. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo hit a tying home run in his surprise return to the lineup Thursday night for the opener of a crucial four-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. Four days after suffering a sprained right ankle that threatened his status for the rest of the...

Bears offense, Mitchell Trubisky avoid panic over poor start

Sep. 19, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is taking the heat after the Chicago Bears scored only 19 points in the first two games. Teammates and coaches insist there's blame to go around for the poor start on offense as the Bears (1-1) get ready to try to find the end zone when they travel to...

Official: Fetal remains found in garage nearly 2 decades old

Sep. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities on Thursday said that more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains found stacked in the garage of a deceased doctor's home were from abortions performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago and it's up to authorities there to determine if crimes were committed. At a news...

Bears' struggling offense facing Redskins' shoddy defense

Sep. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky wants the Bears to believe this will be the week their struggling offense gets going. It might actually be that week because Chicago is facing a Washington Redskins defense that hasn't been able to stop much of anything. The Bears (1-1) go into Monday night's matchup...

Prosecutor drops murder charges against alleged car thieves

Sep. 19, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Lake County prosecutors have dropped murder charges against five teenagers whose friend was fatally shot by a homeowner as they allegedly tried to steal his car. In a statement, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim says after analyzing evidence collected after the Aug. 13...

3 killed in Chicago shooting identified; suspect car found

Sep. 19, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have identified three young men who were gunned down while standing outside a convenience store on Chicago's West Side. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office says 19-year-old Charles Boston, 22-year-old Tion Lewis and 23-year-old Quashun Nolton died at Mt. Sinai Hospital...

Iglesias' double in 10th leads Reds past Cubs 3-2

Sep. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The improving Cincinnati Reds' pitching staff cooled off the previously surging Chicago Cubs' offense. José Iglesias had an RBI double in the 10th inning and five Cincinnati pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Reds recorded their second straight win over playoff-contending...

Officers sue over firings related to Chicago police shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago police officers fired after being accused of helping cover up the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald are challenging the decision with separate lawsuits. Former Sgt. Stephen Franko and former officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian and Ricardo Viramontes allege...