• 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.

  • Hall of Fame basketball player Harry Gallatin dies

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday. He was 88.

  • Nebraska running back Terrell Newby (34) tries to avoid a tackle by Illinois defensive back Taylor Barton (3) during the first quarter of an NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.  (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

    After 2 tough years, Illinois’ defense delivering

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — As he started explaining how Illinois rallied to knock off Nebraska last week, interim coach Bill Cubit offered a deep dose of praise to a unit that doesn’t usually get much: the defense.

  • 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.

  • Illinois running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn (5) runs the ball during the first quarter of an NCAA football game against Nebraska Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.  (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

    Cubit doubts Illini’s Ferguson will play at No. 22 Iowa

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Interim Illinois coach Bill Cubit says he doubts injured running back Josh Ferguson will be able to play Saturday against No. 22 Iowa.

  • Big Ten officials say mistake cost Illinois a down

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten officials’ organization says a third-quarter officiating mistake cost Illinois a down in its 14-13 win Saturday over Nebraska.

  • 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.

  • Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    White Sox move on after disappointing season

    CHICAGO (AP) — David Robertson came to the Chicago White Sox with an eye on closing meaningful games in October, and he can still see it happening.