• Bears player calls Hernandez ‘my guy’ at double-murder trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Chicago Bears wide receiver Deonte Thompson has testified in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez.

  • Now champs, stacked Chicago Cubs aim for World Series repeat

    CHICAGO (AP) — Somewhere along the line, at some point on the way to a historic World Series title, Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs figured out how much they enjoyed winning together at the big league level.

  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to legalize recreational pot, arguing the move will help solve the state’s notorious budget crisis.

  • Butler did it: Bulls pulls away for 109-94 win over Bucks

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nikola Mirotic tied a season high with 28 points, Jimmy Butler had 20 points and a career-high 14 assists, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the second half for a 109-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

  • US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

    CHICAGO (AP) — A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for his online posts blasting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge ruled.

  • Career nights for Saric, Long lift 76ers past Bulls, 117-107

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rookies Dario Saric and Shawn Long had career highs in scoring, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-107 win against the desperate Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

  • UCF’s decision to hire Johnny Dawkins paying major dividends

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Johnny Dawkins’s arrived at UCF with a promise to turn the men’s basketball program around.

  • Bettman: Concessions needed for NHL to go to Olympics

    CHICAGO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday.

  • Advocates seek better awareness of Safe Haven baby laws

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After the discovery this week of an infant’s body in a Connecticut reservoir, some lawmakers and advocates are questioning whether enough is being done to publicize a law that allows parents to drop off newborns at a hospital — no questions asked.

  • Bears sign quarterback Mark Sanchez to 1-year deal

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears continued their quarterback makeover Friday by signing veteran Mark Sanchez, who is expected to back up Mike Glennon next season.