|Bryce Harper and Scott Boras are on the verge of the least satisfying 9-figure deal ever|
Friday, 22 February 2019 18:55
If Bryce Harper had a time machine, we all know what he'd do. Or, rather, plenty of us think we know what he'd do. He would have negotiated with the Nationals in September and October, gotten Washington to increase its first offer of $300 million for 10 years by a smidgen, then signed to become...
|White Sox prospects Eloy Jimenez, Nick Madrigal and Dylan Cease take the spotlight with Manny Machado out of the picture|
Friday, 22 February 2019 18:50
The long journey from first pitch of the Cactus League opener to last pitch of the regular season spans seven-plus months, more than enough time to measure the growth of a 20-something prospect whose future already seems written in stone.
Eloy Jimenez, Nick Madrigal and Dylan Cease enter opening...
|Body found after Homewood fire was homicide victim: medical examiner|
Friday, 22 February 2019 18:30
A man whose body was found in the aftermath of a house fire Wednesday night in Homewood was the victim of a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The office said Friday that 78-year-old James Kerrigan died of multiple sharp force injuries.
Homewood police said Friday...
|Bears will release kicker Cody Parkey at the start of the new league year: report|
Friday, 22 February 2019 18:25
The Bears will release kicker Cody Parkey at the start of the league year March 13, NFL Network reported Friday.
Parkey was 23-for-30 on field-goal attempts and 42-for-45 on extra-point attempts over 16 regular-season games for the Bears. He made 3 of 4 field goals in the team’s first-round playoff...
|O’Hare adds new cold weather feature: a central facility for de-icing planes|
Friday, 22 February 2019 18:20
O’Hare International Airport has opened a new central facility for de-icing planes in tough winter weather, which airport officials said will save time and improve safety by allowing planes to shed ice closer to takeoff.
Airlines spray de-icing fluids on planes before departure in wintry weather,...
|Archbishop Cupich at Vatican: Catholic leaders need to be held more accountable; 4 Chicago priests have children|
Friday, 22 February 2019 18:05
Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse, including Chicago’s Blase Cupich, called Friday for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors when they fail to protect their flocks from predator priests.
On the second...
|AP source: Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia probe not expected next week|
Friday, 22 February 2019 18:00
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation is not expected to be delivered to the Justice Department next week, a senior department official told The Associated Press on Friday.
The official could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity....
|Family honors patriarch killed in Aurora mass shooting: 'He always wanted what was best for us'|
Friday, 22 February 2019 17:55
Vicente Juarez brought home flowers and chocolates on Valentine’s Day for his wife and daughter. He hugged them and said he loved them so much, promising to never leave until he was old.
His daughter Diana Juarez said little did they know the next day would be the worst day of her life. Vicente...
|White House looking into Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's role in Jeffrey Epstein sexual abuse case|
Friday, 22 February 2019 17:45
The White House said Friday it's "looking into" Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's handling of a secret plea deal with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
A federal judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors in Florida violated the rights of victims by reaching the non-prosecution...
|R. Kelly charged in Cook County with aggravated criminal sexual abuse|
Friday, 22 February 2019 13:50
In a bombshell development, R&B superstar R. Kelly was indicted Friday on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, court records show.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx confirmed that Kelly had been charged while announcing she would hold a news conference at 2 p.m.
Meanwhile, a county...