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  1. The Cubs have fired longtime pitching coach Chris Bosio, an apparent casualty of the 2017 bullpen disaster, according to a report.

    Bosio was the first pitching coach hired by Cubs president Theo Epstein in 2011, and served under managers Dale Sveum, Rick Renteria and Joe Maddon.

    The firing was...

  2. A woman found fatally shot Thursday afternoon at a Gary home has been identified, the Lake County Coroner's Office said.

    Mariah Jones, 26, lived at the residence in the 200 block of Taft Place where she was discovered, a coroner's office news release said.

    Her body was discovered at 4:08 p.m. Thursday...

  3. In the latest escalation to a conflict that has galvanized Europe for weeks, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed Saturday to sack Catalonia's leaders and to hold a fresh round of elections "within the next six months."

    Madrid's announcement came after an emergency cabinet meeting, where...

  4. Today's Birthday (10/21/17). The next two years offer an abundant harvest. Preserve some for later, and enjoy the fruits of domestic labor. Your team takes a new direction this winter, before new love takes your breath away. Summer challenges with a professional project lead to a collaborative...
  5. A series of five-day hearings scheduled for next week will determine whether groundwater near coal-powered plants in Waukegan and other Illinois communities has been contaminated and whether those plants' coal ash storage sites are the cause, a spokesman for an environmental group said.

    The Illinois...

  6. Lake County sheriffs are investigating the death of a Zion man who was found early Saturday morning fatally wounded in a home in unincorporated Grayslake.

    According to a news release, shortly after 1:30 a.m., sheriffs were alerted to a home in the 33300 block of Lone Rock Road for a report of shots...

  7. Check out these four highlights from Week 9 of Illinois’ 2017 high school football season, and vote for your favorite.

    AJ Deinhart - Naperville Central Brendan Morrissey to Shane Pedersen - Lincoln-Way East Hook and lateral: Okmin to Porzycki to Capstick - Stevenson Anthony Vespo to Luke Junkroski...
  8. The brawl inside the late-night food spot in Greektown was escalating.

    Women hurled chairs, traded slaps and slammed each other to the ground. Men wrestled on the floor, threw punches and tried to choke their opponents.

    Then someone inside the Taco Burrito King pulled out a gun.

    “We saw them fighting...

  9. When a team with as much young talent as the Cubs have goes down hard in the postseason, it's easy to promote the idea they will be back next year.

    Even if the Cubs decide to part ways with free agents Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis and, please, John Lackey, they will bring back their starting catcher,...

  10. President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that he planned to release the tens of thousands of never-before-seen documents left in the files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination held by the National Archives and Records Administration.

    "Subject to the receipt of further information,...

  11. That's a long time to wait to put Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson side by side on the field for the sake of comparison. That hasn't stopped armchair general managers from sizing up the rookie quarterbacks already.

    Watson, drafted No. 12 overall, has shined in five starts for the Texans, who enter...

  12. The Cubs' fast elimination from the National League Championship Series showed there's work to be done. Here are five questions entering the offseason:

    1. Where does the starting pitching come from?

    Not from the minor leagues before 2019. The Cubs won't rush their top prospects, although 22-year-old...

  13. It may have been a critical and commercial hit, but actor Mark Wahlberg says he's prayed to God for forgiveness for his role in the 1997 movie "Boogie Nights."

    Standing next to Cardinal Blase Cupich on Friday night in Chicago, Wahlberg, a committed Catholic, told Chicago Inc., "I just always hope...

  14. Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

    Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails...

  15. At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years.

    ...
  16. Three people were shot at a Taco Burrito King restaurant in Greektown early Saturday after a large group of people got into a physical fight, according to police and witnesses.

    Chicago police officers responded to the 800 block of West Jackson Boulevard just after 4:20 a.m., police said. The offender...

  17. Stymied by a Democrat-controlled General Assembly and still in a contract dispute with the largest state employee union, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking to Washington for help advancing his agenda to weaken the influence of organized labor in Illinois.

    He’s lobbying Congress to give states...

  18. The bids are in for Amazon's planned second headquarters. Now, the waiting begins. Here is a look at some sites Chicago has to offer.
  19. Vic Fangio would be the last person to declare the Bears defense fully restored. Heck, they could hoist the Lombardi Trophy, and his mind would throb at whatever imperfections they overcame to do so.

    The 59-year-old coordinator is content leaving the big-picture assessments to pundits who don't...

  20. With an entrance worthy of a rock star, Evan Jager's return to Jacobs High School brought the crowd to its feet Friday.

    One of the school's most recognizable alumnus returned to his former high school, where the 28-year-old's name still resonates, hanging from multiple state title banners inside...

  21. A Georgia state lawmaker, who is married to former U.S. health and human services secretary Tom Price, has drawn criticism for suggesting that people with HIV be quarantined to stop the spread of the virus, recalling language used in an earlier era when AIDS was little understood.

    "What are we...

  22. A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new trial, saying there were...

  23. Graduation came early for several Cubs prospects the last three seasons and because of their success, the maturation process for their current top prospects now will proceed at a normal pace.

    In fact, Ian Happ, the Cubs' first-round pick in 2015, may be their last top prospect to reach the majors...

  24. Nobody in Chicago sports commands a podium like Cubs President Theo Epstein, who showed up Friday at Wrigley Field in a sweatshirt and jeans dressed as comfortably as he felt about the direction of the team the Dodgers dominated in the National League Championship Series.

    Epstein insisted the regret...

  25. When Tyrus Joseforsky was a young boy, he got excited taking long-distance vacations with his family. But it wasn't because he wanted to arrive early, it was to spend time on the plane.

    "I couldn't wait for our vacation to end so I could get back on a plane," he said.

    Since he was 5 years old,...