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Contreras hits 1st-inning slam, Cubs beat Pirates 9-0

May. 16, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras led off with a double and became a rare leadoff hitter with a first-inning grand slam as the Chicago Cubs burst to an eight-run lead and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0 on Monday night. Contreras became the 10th leadoff hitter since 1901 with a...

Love of hockey sends Greenberg from Cubs to Blackhawks

May. 16, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Greenberg grew up watching Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played hockey all the way through the club level at the University of Pennsylvania. It's that love for the sport that prompted Greenberg to take on a unique challenge. After...

Chicago curfew tightened after killing near 'Bean' sculpture

May. 16, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A clampdown on Chicago teens’ access to a popular downtown park and an earlier weekend curfew following the fatal shooting of a teenager has revived longstanding accusations that City Hall cares more about the city’s sparkling lakefront and downtown over neighborhoods where...

Middleton might have remained out even if Bucks had advanced

May. 16, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton might not have been available for the Eastern Conference finals even if the Milwaukee Bucks had made it that far. The three-time All-Star missed the Bucks’ last 10 games after spraining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Game 2 of...

Three women found dead amid heat at Chicago senior center

May. 16, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three women who were found dead at a senior living facility on Chicago's North Side amid high heat have been identified, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. The women found dead Saturday were 76-year-old Delores McNeely, 72-year-old Gwendolyn...

Nucor announces purchase of Illinois overhead door maker

May. 16, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nucor Corp. is buying an Illinois-based overhead door manufacturer for $3 billion in a deal expected to close in June, the company announced on Monday. In a news release, the Charlotte-based steel manufacturer said it has entered into an agreement to purchase...

Teen gunned down near Chicago's 'Bean' tourist attraction

May. 15, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A curfew banning unaccompanied minors will be implemented to combat violence after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” sculpture in downtown Chicago's Millennium Park, which is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions, city officials said Sunday. ...

Schwindel's go-ahead hit in 9th lifts Cubs over Arizona

May. 15, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Frank Schwindel figured he got the best of the bargain with his broken-bat, go-ahead single. “I'll trade a bat for a hit any day," Schwindel said. Schwindel had a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona...

Cortes pitches 8 crisp innings as Yankees beat White Sox 5-1

May. 15, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Nestor Cortes was in high school, his father used to complain when he wandered off the mound while he was pitching. “He was sick of me getting tired going into the sixth, so he said stop walking so much and maybe you'll get there,” Cortes said. ...

Chicago alt-weekly survives column clash, going nonprofit

May. 15, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Reader, the city's famed alt-weekly, is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner's column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children. The publication was on track to be sold to the new nonprofit...