Illinois - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Illinois Greinke whiffs 12 in 8 2/3, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 5-1 PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke was dominant again, looking a lot like the pitcher who went 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA two years ago. His reaction: "It's nice." Greinke struck out a season-high 12 and came within one out of a complete game as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Monday night. The ace right... Tue, 23 May 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-05-23T06:20:00Z Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4 CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Panik felt a little better the past couple days in St. Louis. He felt a lot better after his performance Monday night. Panik hit his first career leadoff homer and doubled twice, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Belt also connected and Ty Blach (2-2) pitched into the ... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:25:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:25:00Z APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation. Two barrels, or 84 gallons (320 liters), spilled due to a leaky flange at a pipeline terminal in Watford City on March 3, according to the ... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:27:00 GMT 2017-05-22T20:27:00Z Phelps says he has no plans to return to competition CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Phelps pumped his right fist upon completing the final leg for the winning relay team ahead of Australian great Grant Hackett on Saturday. It was another golden moment for the winningest Olympic athlete in history, though don't expect to see him competing on the world's biggest stage again. Phelps all but slammed ... Sat, 20 May 2017 22:18:00 GMT 2017-05-20T22:18:00Z Brewers, Cubs rained out at Wrigley Field, makeup on July 6 CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward's return to the Chicago Cubs lineup will have to wait another day. The game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon was rained out. It will be made up at 1:20 p.m. CT on July 6. "Nothing you can do about (the weather), that's why we're here to embrace the suck," said Cubs manager Joe Maddon, refe... Sat, 20 May 2017 18:25:00 GMT 2017-05-20T18:25:00Z Illinois Zoo Exhibits Endangered Pangolin The Pangolin, aslo known as the scaly anteater is the newest animal on dispaly at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago. The species, found in Africa and Asia,... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:06:00Z Illinois to change sex-abuse law with help of Hastert victim CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex-abuse cases, a change prosecutors and a victim of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert called for after Hastert was imprisoned for violating banking laws while trying to silence a student he abused decades ago. The Illinois House unanimously approved the legislation Th... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:25:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:25:00Z Green Machine is back, Deere posts a big 1Q and ups outlook MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Despite weaker crop prices and nervous American farmers, Deere & Co. reported better-than-expected earnings on strong international farm equipment sales and higher demand for construction equipment as U.S. home sales take off. The company doubled its profit forecast for the year and investors took note, sending the stock to a record hi... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:57:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:57:00Z Police investigating death of man who fell at Wrigley Field CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who fell over a railing at Wrigley Field. Richard E. Garrity of Wheaton was pronounced dead Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Authorities say Garrity fell and suffered head trauma as he was leaving the ballpark after Tuesday night's game ... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:28:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:28:00Z Chicago Police Unveil New Use of Force Policy The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday released a new use of force policy that requires officers undergo de-escalation training and imposes stricter... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:47:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:47:00Z Chicago Police Unveil New Use of Force Policy The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday released a new use of force policy that requires officers undergo de-escalation training and imposes stricter... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:10:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:10:00Z Schwarber, Rizzo HR, Cubs top Reds 9-5; Maddon's 1,000th win CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon paired his 1,000th win with a glass of red wine made by Big Smooth wines out of Lodi, California. A nod to his past on a very sweet night. Slumping sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber homered to help the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 on Tuesday, handing a landmark victory to their beloved manager. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 05:24:00 GMT 2017-05-17T05:24:00Z Gray Wolf Pups Make Their Debut at Chicago Zoo Five Mexican gray wolf puppies ventured out of their den at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois on Tuesday. The almost four weeks old pups are from different... Tue, 16 May 2017 19:50:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:50:00Z Officer who pulled man from United flight had been suspended CHICAGO (AP) — A newspaper reports that one of the Chicago aviation officers who dragged a passenger from a United flight had recently returned to work after serving a five-day suspension. The Chicago Sun-Times reports ( ) that documents it obtained show that Officer James Long was suspended March 27 for violating five department rules on Jan. 29. Long's... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:37:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:37:00Z Comey's firing, health care fuel voters' anger with GOP MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — Skeleton in hand, retired biology teacher Jeannie Scown delivered a message to her Republican congressman at his office northwest of Chicago. "Killed by Trumpcare Plague, May 4, 2017," her poster read. In a nod to House Republicans' recent vote to gut the health care law, Scown had no intention of sparing four-term ... Mon, 15 May 2017 07:37:00 GMT 2017-05-15T07:37:00Z In Wisconsin, ID law proved insurmountable for many voters MILWAUKEE (AP) — State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm. "Not a single voter in this state will be disenfranchised by the ID law," Lazich promised. Five years later, in the first presidential election held un... Sun, 14 May 2017 12:58:00 GMT 2017-05-14T12:58:00Z Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at Illinois hospital GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — Officers fatally shot an armed jail inmate who took two nurses hostage at a hospital in northern Illinois on Saturday, several hours after the inmate stole a gun from the correction's officer guarding him, authorities said. A SWAT team quickly moved in to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva after negotiations broke down wit... Sun, 14 May 2017 04:14:00 GMT 2017-05-14T04:14:00Z The Latest: Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at hospital GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a jail inmate who took a hospital worker hostage in Illinois (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Authorities say two nurses were taken hostage at different times during an hours-long standoff with an armed jail inmate at a northern Illinois hospital. Kane County Sheriff's Office spokesman Pa... Sun, 14 May 2017 02:16:00 GMT 2017-05-14T02:16:00Z Martinez, Cards beat Cubs; Maddon grumbles over slide rule ST. LOUIS (AP) — Starter Carlos Martinez has been filling a variety of roles for the St. Louis Cardinals. For Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs, the focus Saturday was more on the rules. Martinez had his second straight two-hit game and started a disputed double play to help the Cardinals beat the Cubs 5-3. In the fifth... Sun, 14 May 2017 01:08:00 GMT 2017-05-14T01:08:00Z Armed Inmate Takes Hostage at Ill. Hospital Police in Illinois say an inmate was fatally shot by officers after he stole a guard's gun while being treated a hospital and took an employee at the... Sun, 14 May 2017 00:39:00 GMT 2017-05-14T00:39:00Z Woman shoots Chicago officer; protective vest saves his life CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a woman shot and wounded a Chicago police officer during a traffic stop but that a protective vest likely saved his life. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) says two officers observed suspicious activity by two people and stopped a vehicle in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. When officers approached on foot, the man fled... Fri, 12 May 2017 22:18:00 GMT 2017-05-12T22:18:00Z Bears QB Mitch Trubisky makes solid impression as camp opens LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Mitch Trubisky showed off some skills at the first day of rookie camp with the Chicago Bears and they had nothing to do with performance on the field. The Bears traded up to draft Trubisky second overall, less than two months after signing Mike Glennon as a free agent to be their starter for the departed Jay Cutler. When Trubisky was draf... Fri, 12 May 2017 20:18:00 GMT 2017-05-12T20:18:00Z New American Writers Museum narrates Great American Story CHICAGO (AP) — The American Writers Museum , seven years in the making, is an endeavor even the most daring author might shy from: How, on a single floor of an office building, do you tell the story of centuries of American language? The museum's curators wanted the broadest possible concept of writing, one that includes not just novels, memoirs and poetr... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:06:00Z White Sox SS Tim Anderson mourning loss of slain friend CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson and Branden Moss became close friends when they were just teenagers, and the connection only grew over time. Anderson is the godfather of Moss' daughter. Same for Moss and Anderson's little girl. The pair shares a distinct bond, and now Anderson is playing for Moss after he was shot and killed last weekend. He has a reminder of... Thu, 11 May 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-05-11T06:45:00Z MLB upholds 1-game suspension for Twins Miguel Sano CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has upheld a one-game suspension of Minnesota third baseman Miguel Sano for his role in a scrap with Detroit last month. MLB announced Sano had to sit out Tuesday's game at the Chicago White Sox. The punishment was levied two weeks ago but delayed pending Sano's appeal. He also was fined. "It wasn't ... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:03:00 GMT 2017-05-09T23:03:00Z Railroad says it's taken steps to thwart Chicago gun thieves CHICAGO (AP) — A leading U.S. railroad says it has implemented new security measures at a Chicago rail yard where thieves in recent years have stolen about 150 guns, most of which The Associated Press found had ended up in the hands of drug dealers and gangs. Norfolk Southern wrote in a May 4 letter to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin that among the measures it put ... Tue, 09 May 2017 21:00:00 GMT 2017-05-09T21:00:00Z Jury awards $6.6M to woman hurt in O'Hare train accident CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $6 million to a woman seriously injured when a Chicago Transit Authority train derailed at O'Hare International Airport. Yolanda Montes was hurt when the Blue Line train crashed through a barrier at the airport station and landed on an escalator leading to the terminal. Montes' attorney, Christopher Norem, says a jury on Friday awa... Tue, 09 May 2017 16:35:00 GMT 2017-05-09T16:35:00Z Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend — including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the three people who were killed in the shootings Sunday were all members of... Mon, 08 May 2017 20:33:00 GMT 2017-05-08T20:33:00Z Sinclair to buy Tribune Media, expanding its local TV reach NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation's largest local TV station operator, wants to be even bigger. The company announced Monday that it will pay about $3.9 billion for Tribune Media and its 42 stations, which includes KTLA in Los Angeles, WGN in Chicago and WPIX in New York. Chicago-based Tribune also owns stakes in the Food Network and job-search web... Mon, 08 May 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-05-08T20:15:00Z Let's play 2: Yankees beat Cubs 5-4 in 18 innings CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. No Monday morning blues for Hicks and the New York Yankees. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the majors' longest interleague game ever by innings. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 13:28:00 GMT 2017-05-08T13:28:00Z