• In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 photo, vehicles pass by as Jonathan Annicks poses for a portrait in front of his home, just a few feet from where a gunman shot him while he was inside his brother's parked car in Chicago on April 10. He has little interest in the shooter. "If I lived with spite every day, then I don't think I would be able to function properly," he says. "I'd be very miserable if I were worrying about what he's doing or where he is. I don't think it's worth it." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    In year of 3,000 shootings, a teen faces life beyond bullet

    CHICAGO (AP) — He suddenly felt as if a hot wire had torn through his chest. It hurt to breathe.

  • In this March 26, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber leaves the batter's box during the team's spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Mesa, Ariz. Schwarber could return for the Cubs if they make it to the World Series. The Cubs had ruled Schwarber out for the year after he tore two ligaments in his left knee during an outfield collision in April. But a couple of positive medical reports led the team to activate the catcher/outfielder from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday so it could check him out in the Arizona Fall League. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Cubs pondering World Series return for slugger Schwarber

    CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber smiled and held his arms in the air, his teammates spraying him with champagne. The Chicago Cubs had just won their first NL pennant in 71 years, and the slugger was at the heart of the party.

  • Shoma Uno, of Japan, competes in the men's free skating during the Skate America competition Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Hoffman Estates, Ill. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Japan’s Uno wins Skate America, Americans finish 2nd and 3rd

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Japan’s Shoma Uno landed three quadruple jumps en route to the Skate America men’s title Sunday.

  • Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs advanced to the World Series. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    Chicago Cubs fans turn attention to World Series

    CHICAGO (AP) — With a mix of euphoria, relief and disbelief, long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans are shaking off superstitions and setting their sights on the team’s first World Series in 71 years.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester reacts after getting out of the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Baez, Lester share NLCS MVP award

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs ace Jon Lester and second baseman Javier Baez are the co-MVPs for the NL Championship Series.

  • Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross celebrates after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo caught the ball for the final out and Wrigley Field erupted.

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

    Blackhawks come back to top Leafs in shootout 5-4

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout to give the Blackhawks a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night after Chicago came back with two late goals to force overtime.

  • A Chicago-area man sits in the same seat that Steve Bartman had for Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. Providing only his first name and very few details, Bryan said he knew ahead of time he was sitting in the same spot Bartman made famous during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, and he was just excited to root on the Cubs as they tried for their first pennant since 1945. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago man excited to root on Cubs from Bartman’s seat

    CHICAGO (AP) — The man walked down the aisle and put his stuff on the most notorious seat in Wrigley Field. His wife waited somewhere else, avoiding the scene for the moment.

  • Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight (3) throws a pass in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

    No. 3 Michigan tops Illinois 41-8, tunes up for Michigan St

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Wilton Speight faked a handoff and delivered a strike to Tyrone Wheatley Jr. for a 21-yard touchdown as the tight end when from right to left. Later, he drilled the ball to Amara Darboh, putting it where only the receiver could catch it between a couple defenders as he zipped from left to right.

  • Maddie’s 5 TDs lead No. Illinois in drubbing of Buffalo

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Anthony Maddie threw for 199 yards, ran for 125 more, and had five total touchdowns to help lead Northern Illinois to a 44-7 win over Buffalo on Saturday.