CHICAGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole allowed three hits over six innings, Andrew McCutchen had a two-run triple and the Pittsburgh Pirates posted an 8-1 victory Wednesday night, salvaging the finale of the three-game series and snapping the Chicago Cubs’ four-game winning streak.
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education says Illinois has violated the law for failing to administer statewide science tests this school year.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man is sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for his part in the theft of hundreds of identities and claiming more than $350,000 in false tax returns.
CHICAGO (AP) — A 39-year-old suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to three years in prison for impersonating a deputy U.S. marshal, including once at a McDonald’s.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Bradley University has named a veteran administrator as interim president while it conducts a nationwide search for someone to fill the job permanently.
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 24-year-old woman was accidentally shot in a party bus in downtown Chicago early Wednesday morning.
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) — The president of a community college in suburban Chicago is going on medical leave amid a federal investigation and criticism of the school’s spending.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has offered steps to phase out years-old debt practices he hopes will help improve Chicago’s financial problems.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois parolee faces up to two decades in federal prison after admitting in court he helped steal assault-style rifles and other firearms from a store in what authorities say was his plot to sell them to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.