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MILWAUKEE BREWERS' RYAN BRAUN SAYS HE'S MORE LIKELY TO PLAY BEYOND 2020 BECAUSE OF THE SHORTENED SEASON

Milwaukee Brewers veteran Ryan Braun said he's more likely to continue playing beyond 2020 because of the unusual circumstances of...

5 TAKEAWAYS FROM DAY 2 OF CHICAGO CUBS SUMMER CAMP, INCLUDING JASON HEYWARD'S INVITATION TO TEAMMATES ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, AND KYLE HENDRICKS AND YU DARVISH SHOWING ENDURANCE IN AND INTRASQUAD GAME

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward said he invited his teammates to speak to him if they had any questions about his participation...

 
 
 

LAKE ZURICH MAN FACING SEXUAL ABUSE AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES, POLICE SAY

A Lake Zurich man is facing child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges in connection with allegations he had sex...

SOCIALLY DISTANT FOURTH OF JULY IN CHICAGO AREA: ‘WE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE A BIGGER GATHERING WITH FAMILY'

A different kind of Fourth of July unfolded across the Chicago area Saturday, as communities put on virtual events instead of the usual...

 
 
 

DANCE TEAM MEMBER WHO HOPED TO JOIN CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT DIES WEEK AFTER BLOCK PARTY SHOOTING

A dance team member who hoped to become a Chicago police detective and was shot during a block party last weekend became the second...

‘IT ODDLY HASN'T BEEN A STRESSFUL TIME': EUROPEAN NATIONS HANDLED COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT DIFFERENTLY THAN THE UNITED STATES. TAKE A LOOK

“It oddly hasn't been a stressful time. I can keep the team together, keep them motivated. We're basically doing everything we can...

 
 
 

TODAY'S CHICAGO CUBS WORKOUT WILL FEATURE A SIMULATED 3-INNING GAME AS DAVID ROSS TRIES TO MAKE HIS PLAYERS FEEL ‘SAFE' AT WRIGLEY FIELD

Chicago Cubs manager David Ross agreed with outfielder Ian Happ's observation that Wrigley Field can provide a safe haven for players...

1 DEAD, 1 SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN SHOOTINGS SATURDAY MORNING, POLICE SAY

A man was fatally wounded and another man was left in serious condition in two separate attacks on the South Side, Chicago police said.

 
 
 

AT LEAST 2 KILLED, 16 WOUNDED IN SHOOTINGS SO FAR IN CHICAGO OVER FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

At least two were killed and 16 others were injured in shootings overnight during the start of the Fourth of July weekend. Most of...

31 MLB PLAYERS AND 7 STAFF MEMBERS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 - A RATE OF 1.2%

Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training,...

 
 
 

COOK COUNTY BOARD CONSIDERS NONBINDING PROPOSAL TO SHIFT MONEY FROM ‘FAILED AND RACIST' POLICING, INCARCERATION SYSTEMS

Cook County Board to consider non-binding resolution to redirect money from law enforcement to social services.

COOK COUNTY COURTS START REOPENING MONDAY, WITH THOUSANDS OF CASES STALLED BY PANDEMIC. ‘HOW DO YOU WAKE THE SLEEPING GIANT?'

Cook County courts, stalled by pandemic, start reopening Monday.

 
 
 

PRITZKER CONTRIBUTES $51.5 MILLION TO COMMITTEE SEEKING VOTER APPROVAL FOR GRADUATED-RATE INCOME TAX, RECORDS SHOW

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has contributed another $51.5 million to a ballot initiative committee backing an amendment to the Illinois Constitution...

COLUMN: SO YOU COULDN'T FOCUS ON A BOOK FOR A WHILE, BUT NOW YOU'RE READY? 6 GOOD BOOKS TO READ RIGHT NOW

So you couldn't focus on a book for a while, but now you're ready? Mary Schmich suggests 6 good books to read right now.

 
 
 

CHICAGO CUBS FIRST BASEMAN ANTHONY RIZZO, A CANCER SURVIVOR, IS COMFORTABLE PLAYING AMID THE PANDEMIC: ‘AS FAR AS MY BODY AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, EVERYTHING IS UP TO PAR'

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a cancer survivor, is confident in his decision to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On another note,...

PARACHUTIST SPOTTED FLOATING AMONG HIGH-RISES NEAR LAKEFRONT. ‘MY IMMEDIATE REACTION WAS JUST TO GRAB MY PHONE.'

Michael McLean woke to fireworks outside his Lakeshore East apartment early Friday. Then he saw a parachute float past his window.

 
 
 

TAKEAWAYS FROM DAY 1 OF CHICAGO WHITE SOX SUMMER WORKOUTS, INCLUDING MICHAEL KOPECH ATTENDING TO A PERSONAL MATTER WITH NO TIMETABLE FOR HIS RETURN

The White Sox conducted their first summer camp workout Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field, but touted pitching prospect Michael Kopech...

GREEN BAY PACKERS PREPARING TO PLAY IN FRONT OF ‘SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED' CROWDS AT LAMBEAU FIELD BECAUSE OF COVID-19

The Green Bay Packers will play before significantly fewer fans at Lambeau Field this year, if they play in front of any at all.

 
 
 

AS THE CHICAGO CUBS OPEN SUMMER WORKOUTS, PITCHING COACH TOMMY HOTTOVY ADDRESSES THE TEAM ABOUT HIS COVID-19 EXPERIENCE

If the route from parking lot to their clubhouse wasn't altered enough, Chicago Cubs players are expected to be at full attention Friday...

CHICAGO WHITE SOX BEGIN SUMMER CAMP AT GUARANTEED RATE FIELD

The Chicago White Sox opened summer camp at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, July 3, 2020.

 
 
 



Neil Young says he's 'not OK' with President Trump playing his music at...

Neil Young says he's 'not OK' with President Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

Neil Young is among a number of other iconic rockers who have an issue with Trump's use of their music. Read more ...

Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government's plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care facilities under... Read more ...

Florida reports record number of coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge

Florida reports record number of coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge

Florida reported another record-breaking spike in coronavirus cases on Saturday, with 11,458 people confirmed to have been infected with the virus as cases surge nationwide... Read more ...

Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blow

Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blow

NEW YORK - Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live... Read more ...

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

Joey Chestnut downed 75 wieners and buns in 10 minutes and Sudo downed 48 1/2 in the same span, setting world records for both the men's and women's events. Read more ...

Dodgers pitcher Price won't play this year because of virus

Dodgers pitcher Price won't play this year because of virus

Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year. Read more ...

What you need to know about COVID-19: US marks Fourth of July with pleas for...

What you need to know about COVID-19: US marks Fourth of July with pleas for people to skip parties

Without the right measures to stop the spread of the virus, health experts fear the holiday weekend could bring a wave of new infections that could overwhelm hospitals. Read more ...

Yankees' DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa test positive for coronavirus

Yankees' DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa test positive for coronavirus

Two Yankees have tested positive for coronavirus before coming to New York, manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Saturday. DJ LeMahieu, one of the Yankees' top hitters, and... Read more ...

Man Who Drove Into Black Lives Matter Protesters In Seattle Is Identified

Man Who Drove Into Black Lives Matter Protesters In Seattle Is Identified

The person who drove a car into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle early Saturday morning and left two of them in critical condition has been identified. The... Read more ...

Spectators dazzled by Boston military flyover on Fourth of July

Spectators dazzled by Boston military flyover on Fourth of July

The flyovers started in Boston right at 4 p.m., with Air Force and Marine Corps jets flying over in five waves. Read more ...