Posts Tagged Illinois

Illinois family growing 1 big pumpkin

STREATOR, Ill. (AP) — The McMullen family in Streator has grown a pumpkin so big that the only way to move it is by forklift.

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Bulls eyeing contention with Rose, Gasol

Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol, left, guard Derrick Rose and center Joakim Noah (13) pose for a portrait during the Bulls' NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — This is one way it could go for the revamped Chicago Bulls, according to Derrick Rose.

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Illinois expects Lunt to return against Purdue

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt (12) throws before an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt is expected to return Saturday against Purdue after he was a surprise scratch from the lineup last weekend at Nebraska, coach Tim Beckman said Monday.

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Bears off to up-and-down start with Carolina next

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) talks to quarterback Jay Cutler (6) on the sideline bench in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Chicago. The Packers won 38-17. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman looked at his defense’s problems trying to stop Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a 38-17 loss at Soldier Field and saw the proverbial tip of the iceberg for his inconsistent team.

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This Date In Baseball

1927 — Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season in the eighth inning off Tom Zachary to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Washington Senators.

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