CHICAGO (AP) — The Phillies lost their fifth straight game and dropped into a tie for the National League's final wild card berth as the Chicago Cubs swept the season series from Philadelphia with a 2-0 victory on Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A former suburban Chicago mayor in failing health is set to be released from federal prison just three months into a one-year sentence for taking $5,000 to help a red-light camera company.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In his fifth organization in five years, Mark Payton has needed plenty of patience to make it back to the major leagues.
Just like his at-bat that led to the winning run and stopped the Chicago White Sox's eight-game losing streak.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — While the Chicago Bears have experienced more trouble passing the ball than any team in coach Matt Eberflus’ first season, they’ve found playing defense far less frustrating.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — First-year coaches Matt Eberflus in Chicago and Brian Daboll in New York have created unexpected excitement for the Bears and Giants early this season.
Barring a tie, one of them will improve to 3-1 when they meet at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Wallner's late-season call-up to his home state team has been a September for the 24-year-old to remember, even if the Minnesota Twins have fallen out of contention.
Wallner drove in a career-high three runs, and Gio Urshela and Jake Cave each had three hits as the Twins beat Chicago 8-4 on Wednesday night, sending the White Sox to their eighth straight loss.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Parts of the Mississippi River are so low from weeks of drought that barge traffic is being limited at the worst possible time — as crop harvests begin.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward plans to play next season, even if it won’t be with the Chicago Cubs.
Heyward hasn't been in a game since June 24 because of right knee inflammation. The 33-year-old outfielder hit .204 with one home run and 10 RBIs in 137 at-bats, and he has one season left in a $184 million, eight-year contract, a deal with a $22 million salary next season.
PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Three property owners with land along northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to undo a 2018 ruling by Indiana's high court which declared that the shoreline is owned by the state for the public’s enjoyment.
CHICAGO (2-1) at NEW YORK GIANTS (2-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX
OPENING LINE: Giants by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Two former executives of a Missouri health nonprofit have pleaded guilty to their roles in a corruption scheme that ensnared several Arkansas elected officials and lobbyists, federal prosecutors said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Illinois company has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle safety charges from an explosion that killed three welders and injured seven at a Louisiana containerboard mill in 2017, as well as other alleged safety violations, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
ATLANTA, Illinois (AP) — This Thanksgiving, your pumpkin pie might have a lower carbon footprint.
On the central Illinois farms that supply most of the world’s canned pumpkin, farmers are adopting regenerative techniques designed to reduce emissions, attract natural pollinators like bees and butterflies and improve the health of the soil.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "LuckyDay Lotto Midday" game were:
(five, seven, twenty-seven, thirty-three, forty-three)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick Four-Midday" game were:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick Three-Midday" game were:
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois woman has died about two weeks after she was seriously injured when her house exploded and caught fire, officials said.
Bonnie Bawinkel, 60, of Freeport died Monday evening as a result of thermal injuries from the Sept.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin realizes it’s a luxury to have so many serviceable players at his disposal this early in the season. Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald is impressed by the numbers.
Illinois (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) at Wisconsin (2-2, 0-1), Saturday, noon ET (Big Ten Network)
Line: Wisconsin by 7, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
Northwestern (1-3, 1-0 Big Ten) at No. 11 Penn State (4-0, 1-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Penn State by 25 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch during Week 5 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 Michigan (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) at Iowa (3-1, 1-0)
Philadelphia Phillies (83-71, third in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (69-86, third in the NL Central)
Chicago; Thursday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Ranger Suarez (10-5, 3.38 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 122 strikeouts); Cubs: Javier Assad (1-2, 4.28 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
Chicago White Sox (76-79, second in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (76-79, third in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Thursday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lucas Giolito (10-9, 5.05 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 167 strikeouts); Twins: Louie Varland (0-2, 5.06 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Nola surrendered Christopher Morel's three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies lost 4-2 to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia (83-71) dropped its fourth consecutive game.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:
06-10-24-33-67, Powerball: 11, Power Play: 3
(six, ten, twenty-four, thirty-three, sixty-seven; Powerball: eleven; Power Play: three)
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern unveiled plans Wednesday to build a new Ryan Field and replace the current 97-year-old football stadium with a state-of-the-art facility featuring a reduced seating capacity and greater emphasis on the fan experience.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois’ Bret Bielema wants to keep the focus off himself as the former Wisconsin coach returns to Camp Randall Stadium with an opposing team for the first time since his surprising exit a decade ago.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "Lucky Day Lotto" game were:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Pick Three-Evening" game were:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Pick Four-Evening" game were:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "LuckyDay Lotto Midday" game were:
(seven, twelve, twenty-eight, thirty-nine, forty-two)
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer has been indicted on a federal civil rights charge for allegedly kidnapping and sexually abusing someone while on duty, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson of illegally targeting its ads at young men at risk of committing mass violence.
Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Beer will be available for sale to the general public at Penn State's Beaver Stadium beginning Saturday when the Nittany Lions host Northwestern, the school announced Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that she plans to order disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly to pay more than $300,000 to one his victims in a decades-long scheme to use his fame to sexually abuse young fans.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick Four-Midday" game were:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick Three-Midday" game were:
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson wants to build a team in his first year with his new franchise.
“I think that's the first step that we need,” he said. “Before we talk about success on the ice, we have to have success as a team and gelling this team together and finding some chemistry, whether it's lines or (defensemen) pairings, just even in the room.”
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse place-kicker Andre Szmyt decided last December that he wasn't going to return for his final year of eligibility. He was ready to move on after a subpar year, his remarkable success three years earlier a distant memory.
Chicago White Sox (76-78, second in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (75-79, third in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Johnny Cueto (7-9, 3.15 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 91 strikeouts); Twins: Josh Winder (4-5, 4.20 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)
Philadelphia Phillies (83-70, third in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (68-86, third in the NL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (10-12, 3.28 ERA, .99 WHIP, 218 strikeouts); Cubs: Hayden Wesneski (2-1, 2.45 ERA, .82 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)
ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
08-14-24-43-51, Mega Ball: 9, Megaplier: 3
(eight, fourteen, twenty-four, forty-three, fifty-one; Mega Ball: nine; Megaplier: three)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Wallner hit a two-run homer, Bailey Ober had a career-high 10 strikeouts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Ober (2-3) threw a career-high 7 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits.
CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, and Yan Gomes hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "Lucky Day Lotto" game were:
(twenty-three, twenty-four, thirty-two, forty, forty-one)