- Sale pitches White Sox past Royals CHICAGO — About the only pitch that Chris Sale wouldn’t make Monday night was his case for the American League’s Cy Young Award.Then again, if he keeps pitching like he has so far this season, he won’t have to say much.Sale pitched seven effective in
- Rizzo's big catch backfires PHOENIX — Things are going so badly for the Chicago Cubs, even a spectacular play backfires.First baseman Anthony Rizzo tumbled over a railing and into a camera well to make a catch, but a rule allowed the go-ahead run to score from third and the Cub
- Nitro Jam delivers thrills CORDOVA, Ill. -- Another beautiful night in Illinois gave way to a massive turnout to watch the final rounds of professional drag racing in the IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals on Saturday night at Cordova Dragway Park.The event, returning to Cordova
- Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When it comes to the jobs question in Illinois' gubernatorial race, Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner wield economic numbers like political weapons.But a closer look shows the picture isn't as clear as either candidate clai
- Danks hit hard in defeat CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Danks is happy the Chicago White Sox are done with the Houston Astros for this season.Danks lasted a season-low 4 1/3 innings, giving up a season-high 12 hits and seven runs in an 11-7 loss Sunday.“Dug us a hole. These guys fought
Prosecutors respond to new Blagojevich argument
Prosecutors have responded to a new argument that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted this week to a federal court considering his appeal.
WIU receives award for improving retention rate
Western Illinois University has received an award for increasing its student retention rate.
Springfield police issue 300 cellphone citations
Springfield police say they've issued hundreds of citations to people using cellphones while driving more than six months after a state-wide ban took effect.
- First day a success at Cordova CORDOVA, Ill. — Friday night couldn’t have been a better start to a weekend of drag racing as Cordova Dragway Park kicked off the IHRA Summer Nationals Nitro Jam.Cordova Dragway was the home to this event for years, a streak ending in 2002. For the f
- MVC bringing tourney to area MOLINE, Ill. – Division I basketball is returning to the area.At a news conference Thursday afternoon, officials from the Quad Cities and the Missouri Valley Conference announced that the MVC is bringing its women’s basketball tournament to the iWire
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