• New format in place for Chicago Marathon

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Marathon will crown two new champions this weekend under a format intended to de-emphasize record times.

  • In this Sept. 30, 2015 photo, Autry Phillips, left, director of Target Area Development in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, talks with area resident Justin Garner, 27, during a walk along 79th Street. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner froze funding for the anti-violence program Operation CeaseFire because of the state budget crisis, forcing Target Area and other organizations to shut down the program at a time of year when shootings spike. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)

    Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb

    CHICAGO (AP) — Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago’s violence, Operation CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire.

  • FILE  - In this June 1, 2006, file photo, the Tribune Tower, left, is reflected in a sheet of glass in Chicago. Tribune Media said, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, that it's hired a real estate investment banker to explore the sale of its Tribune Tower, its headquarters that sits on three acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    A look at Chicago’s Tribune Tower as it goes up for sale

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, is up for sale. Tribune Media Co. announced Thursday that it has hired real estate investment banking firm Eastdil Secured to explore a sale or find a partner to help redevelop the building, which is home to the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Media phrased the move as an exploration of “strategic monetization alternatives.” The building sits on 3 acres along Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Here are some features of the historic edifice that make it significant:

  • Longtime Chicago Cubs baseball fan Joseph Spreitzer, 72, sits in a coach at Little Sisters of the Poor, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Chicago. Winning it all has been a goal of the Cubs for a long, long time, of course. Their World Series drought dates to 1908, one of the longest in sports history, and there has been more heartbreak along the way than Heath or any other Cubs fan would care to remember.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope

    CHICAGO (AP) — Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith.

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 photo, an elephant crosses a road in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, about 700 kilometres south west of Harare. Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. That's a paradox known among scientists, and now researchers think they may have an explanation. In results published Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, compared with other species, elephants' cells contain many more copies of a major cancer-suppressing gene that helps damaged cells repair themselves or self-destruct when exposed to cancer-causing substances. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts’ bodies have many more cells. That’s a paradox known among scientists, and now researchers think they may have an explanation — one they say might someday lead to new ways to protect people from cancer.

  • Today in History

    Today is Friday, October 9, the 282nd day of 2015. There are 83 days left in the year.

  • New York Rangers center Oscar Lindberg, left, chases the puck past Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kyle Baun during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Rangers hold on for 3-2 victory over Blackhawks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Rangers waited and waited while the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated another championship.

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Damien Inglis, center, shoots against Chicago Bulls' Doug McDermott (3) and Aaron Brooks (0) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Butler, McDermott pace Bulls over Bucks, 105-95

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott scored 23 points each to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, making new coach Fred Hoiberg a winner in his preseason debut.

  • Trainers check on Chicago Bears center Will Montgomery (64) on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Bears place Will Montgomery on injured reserve

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears center Will Montgomery will miss the remainder of the season because of a broken left fibula.

  • This Jan. 8, 2013 file photo shows Chicago Police Commander Glenn Evans at a CAPS program event in Chicago. Evans, has been charged with shoving a gun down a man's throat and faces a trial scheduled for December. Evans has been the focus of dozens of excessive-force complaints and cost the city more than $225,000 in legal settlements. including an award for valor he received after throwing himself in front of bullets to save a fellow officer. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian Jackson)  MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES

    Chicago police commander to go on trial for tough tactics

    CHICAGO (AP) — When a West Side neighborhood decayed into a deadly shooting gallery, the Chicago police chief said he was sending his “best guy” into the fray to turn back the drug- and gang-fueled violence.