• From mail-order watches to a skyscraper: A look at Sears

    Sears got its start more than 130 years ago as a mail-order watch seller. It grew to become the world’s largest retailers. But today, it is struggling. It has been closing stores to fight falling sales and this week said it has “substantial doubt ” that it can stay in business.

  • The Latest: Mom says teen sex assault victim getting threats

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the apparent sexual assault of a Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook (all times local):

  • Chicago police: Gang-rape investigation progressing

    CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family.

  • Bears to sign Benny Cunningham to boost return game

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears boosted their kickoff return game, signing Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract.

  • Jerry Krause, Bulls’ GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jerry Krause, the Chicago Bulls’ general manager during their 1990s dynasty that saw them capture six NBA championships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way, has died. He was 77.

  • White Sox, SS Tim Anderson agree to $25M, 6-year contract

    CHICAGO (AP) — The rebuilding Chicago White Sox and promising shortstop Tim Anderson agreed Tuesday to a $25 million, six-year contract.

  • Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Underwood settles in at Illinois after 1 year at Oklahoma St

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Brad Underwood is back home.

  • Blackhawks strike fast in third, rally past Avs 6-3

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored twice and Richard Panik and Artemi Panarin each had one in a span of 3:02 in the third period to erase Colorado’s two-goal lead and rally the Chicago Blackhawks past the Avalanche 6-3 on Sunday night for their fifth straight win.

  • Butler, second unit help Bulls beat Jazz 95-86

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Bobby Portis added a career-high 22 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 95-86 on Saturday night.