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Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews sidelined by concussion

Jan. 28, 2022 20:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is out indefinitely because of a concussion. The 33-year-old Toews got hurt during Wednesday night's 8-5 win at Detroit, but he played through the game. The center reported symptoms to the team’s medical staff on Thursday....

Avs' MacKinnon could miss All-Star Game after Taylor hit

Jan. 28, 2022 20:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon will be sidelined for at least three games because of a concussion and facial fracture, throwing his availability for the All-Star Game into question. The 26-year-old MacKinnon has nine goals and 34 assists in 31 games. He...

Nearly 300 flights canceled as snow belts Chicago area

Jan. 28, 2022 18:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 300 flights arriving in or departing from Chicago-area airports were canceled Friday amid a winter storm that dumped as much as 8 inches of snow on the region. The Chicago Department of Aviation said 260 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International...

Boy, 11, charged in armed carjacking in Chicago neighborhood

Jan. 28, 2022 10:37 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 11-year-old boy has been charged in an armed carjacking last fall where he and other males allegedly stole an SUV at gunpoint from two Chicago women, police said. The boy was arrested Wednesday and charged as a juvenile with vehicular hijacking and criminal...

Knight leads Loyola Chicago past Southern Illinois 44-39

Jan. 27, 2022 23:07 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Chris Knight had 16 points off the bench to lead Loyola Chicago to a 44-39 victory over Southern Illinois on Thursday night. Lucas Williamson, whose 13 points per game coming into the matchup led the Ramblers (15-3, 6-1 Missouri Valley Conference), had five...

Harding carries Utah Valley past Chicago St. 101-87

Jan. 27, 2022 22:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Connor Harding scored 18 points as Utah Valley defeated Chicago State 101-87 on Thursday night. Fardaws Aimaq and Tim Ceaser added 17 points apiece for the Wolverines, while Tim Fuller chipped in 15. Aimaq also had three assists. Utah Valley is undefeated (2-0) when...

Davis, Johnson lead Detroit Mercy past UIC 80-67

Jan. 27, 2022 22:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Antoine Davis scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures and Detroit Mercy defeated Illinois-Chicago 80-67 on Thursday night. Matt Johnson added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Titans (7-10, 5-3 Horizon League). Willy Isiani had 15 points and Kevin...

Chicago Bears hire Colts DC Matt Eberflus as head coach

Jan. 27, 2022 20:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Eberflus is the new coach of the Chicago Bears, tasked with turning around a franchise mired in mediocrity for much of the past decade. The Bears announced Eberflus' hiring on Thursday night. He spent the past four years as Indianapolis’ defensive coordinator....

No bail for suspects in death of 8-year-old Chicago girl

Jan. 27, 2022 14:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A man and teen were ordered held without bond Thursday in the shooting death of an 8-year-old Chicago girl, who was walking and holding her mother's hand when she was shot in the head by a gunman authorities say was targeting someone else. Melissa Ortega died...

Jussie Smollett to be sentenced March 10 for lying to police

Jan. 27, 2022 13:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett, who was convicted last month for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack that authorities said he staged, will return to court for sentencing March 10, a judge said Thursday. Cook County Judge James Linn set the sentencing date in Chicago...