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ROQUAN SMITH AND OFFENSIVE FIREWORKS: 4 THINGS TO WATCH FOR IN THE BEARS-BRONCOS EXHIBITION GAME

The Bears first-string offense seeks a foothold Saturday against the Broncos after a depleted, scaled-down version netted minus-1 yard...

NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING FINE, BIKE SAFETY RULE SIGNED INTO LAW

Two new driving safety measures were signed into law this month - one cracking down on distracted driving, and the other encouraging...

 
 
 

LANSING PREPARES TO SETTLE LAWSUIT OVER OFF-DUTY COP CAUGHT ON VIDEO RESTRAINING, THREATENING BLACK TEEN

Lansing is preparing to settle with the family of a black teenager who sued the village last year after the youth was threatened and...

STATE FAIR SHOWS HOW POLITICIANS TRY TO 'EMPHASIZE, EXPLOIT AND EXACERBATE' ILLINOIS GEOGRAPHY FOR POLITICAL GAIN

The Illinois State Fair traditionally has been an unofficial kickoff for fall election campaigns, but it also has proven to be a place...

 
 
 

MLB TURNS COWARDLY AND STUPID IN PUNISHMENT OF JOSE URENA FOR INTENTIONALLY DRILLING RONALD ACUNA

Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. had hit leadoff homers in three straight games. So of course Marlins starter Jose Urena drilled him in...

CUBS' JON LESTER SATISFIED WITH RESULTS OVER NUMBERS: ‘I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT WAR IS AND HOW IT APPLIES TO A PITCHER'

Anthony Rizzo cracked that Jon Lester's eight-minute postgame interview lasted as long as he pitched Thursday night. But Lester isn't...

 
 
 

IT'S NOT JUST FOR RECREATION. COMPANIES FLOCKING TO CHICAGO RIVER TOO

The Chicago River has emerged as one of the city's top recreational destinations, where activities such as outdoor dining, kayaking,...

FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE HEADACHE: STRETCH OF BLUE LINE SHUTTERED FOR 30 MINUTES AFTER REPORT OF PERSON ON TRACKS

The CTA temporarily suspended service on the Blue Line from the California to Montrose stations, according to alerts from the agency....

 
 
 

JOHN ELWAY'S 'HAD HIS CHANCE' COMMENTS ABOUT COLIN KAEPERNICK OMIT A FEW KEY DETAILS

With 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch looking like a colossal bust and 2017 seventh-rounder Chad Kelly completely lacking in NFL...

MAN BEATEN, ROBBED IN GOLD COAST

A man was beaten and robbed while walking near Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast Friday morning, Chicago police said. A 41-year-old...

 
 
 

15-YEAR-OLD BOY KILLED, 14-YEAR-OLD BOY WOUNDED IN SHOOTING OUTSIDE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting in Garfield Park during a basketball tournament...

THE NEW EMPLOYEE PERK THAT'S SLOWLY TAKING HOLD: HELP FOR THOSE CARING FOR AGING PARENTS

When Cindy Mayer's dad started to go blind and she “became his eyes,” most other parts of her life fell by the wayside. Her social...

 
 
 

A YEAR BEFORE JORDAN MCNAIR'S DEATH, MARYLAND PRESIDENT NIXED PLAN TO OVERHAUL ATHLETES' HEALTH CARE

One year before University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died after collapsing at a team workout, the school's athletic...

JON LESTER AND IAN HAPP HELP CUBS TO 1-0 WIN OVER PIRATES

Jon Lester made amends Thursday night for his recent struggles. Lester (13-5) scattered five hits over six innings, and Ian Happ hit...

 
 
 

HADIYA'S CLASSMATE IDENTIFIES WARD AS GUNMAN, SAYS HE'S 100 PERCENT CONFIDENT - 'GUARANTEED'

Hadiya Pendleton's former classmate stepped down from the witness stand Thursday for a closer look at defendant Micheail Ward. “This...

WHITE SOX'S DANIEL PALKA 'ISN'T AFRAID TO FAIL' IN BIG MOMENTS

Daniel Palka was asked during an MLB Network interview about the moment it clicked in his head that he belonged in the big leagues,...

 
 
 

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST BROTHER OF MAN KILLED BY POLICE

Cook County prosecutors on Thursday dropped criminal charges against the brother of a man shot and killed by Chicago police during...

DEMOCRATS PREACH PARTY UNITY AS THEY BASH RAUNER AT STATE FAIR

Democrats at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday pushed a message of unity as they implored their faithful to work for a big voter...

 
 
 

BROTHER-IN-LAW IS SUSPECT IN SLAYING OF PROMINENT NORTH SHORE ATTORNEY; SISTER WAS ALSO TARGETED: PROSECUTORS

The Winnetka man accused of gunning down a prominent North Shore attorney in his home is the brother-in-law of the man who was shot,...

CLEVELAND ORDERED THEM REMOVED. LOS ANGELES SET THEM ON FIRE. HOW WILL SCOOTER SHARING FARE IN CHICAGO?

As other cities grapple with the backlash over rented electric scooters hitting the streets, sidewalks and some other spots, officials...

 
 
 



Trump cancels military parade over price tag, says 'maybe next year'

Trump cancels military parade over price tag, says 'maybe next year'

The parade was scheduled for Nov. 10, the day before the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Read more ...

98-year-old, 95-year-old rescued from 3rd floor of burning building

98-year-old, 95-year-old rescued from 3rd floor of burning building

Several people, including a 98-year-old and a 95-year-old, were rescued from a third-floor porch in Brockton, Massachusetts, on Friday as flames raged just feet away. Read more ...

Trump blames ‘local politicians' for derailing military parade

Trump blames ‘local politicians' for derailing military parade

President Trump on Friday canceled his military parade as he accused DC politicians of price-gouging - a day after his own secretary of defense scoffed at a report about the... Read more ...

Satanic Temple unveils demonic statue at Arkansas State Capitol

Satanic Temple unveils demonic statue at Arkansas State Capitol

The goat-headed, winged creature was placed during a rally to call for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument already mounted on Capitol grounds. Read more ...

Patriots' first-round pick out for season with torn Achilles, Schefter reports

Patriots' first-round pick out for season with torn Achilles, Schefter reports

Isaiah Wynn will reportedly be out for the season. Read more ...

Kevin De Bruyne injury update: Manchester City star to miss three months

Kevin De Bruyne injury update: Manchester City star to miss three months

De Bruyne does not require surgery on a lateral collateral ligament injury but the City star is facing three months out. Read more ...

Cuomo flip-flops: America has always been great

Cuomo flip-flops: America has always been great

In the face of fierce criticism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reversed course Friday and said he regretted saying America was “never that great.” “The expression I used the other day was... Read more ...

Man Who Oversaw bin Laden Raid: Take My Clearance, Too

Man Who Oversaw bin Laden Raid: Take My Clearance, Too

President Trump's decision to strip former CIA chief-and frequent Trump critic-John Brennan of his security clearance apparently isn't sitting well in the intelligence... Read more ...

Sixers hire former WNBA star Lindsey Harding as scout

Sixers hire former WNBA star Lindsey Harding as scout

Harding becomes the second former WNBA player to be hired for a full-time scouting position with an NBA team. Read more ...

Elon Musk says grueling 120-hour work weeks are taking a toll on his health...

Elon Musk says grueling 120-hour work weeks are taking a toll on his health. Here's what sleeping less than 7 hours a night can do to you

Elon Musk says he doesn't get much sleep. In an interview with the New York Times, Musk revealed he frequently logs 120-hour work weeks and doesn't leave the Tesla factory for... Read more ...