Chicago officer in McDonald case wants protection at court

CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for a Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of a black teenager has asked for sheriff’s deputies to guard the officer as he enters and exits court.

Illinois eagle hit by gunshot might fly again after surgery

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A bald eagle injured by a gunshot will undergo surgery that a University of Illinois veterinary intern says may restore its ability to fly.

Man who authorities say was texting in fatal crash sentenced

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man who authorities say was texting when he struck and killed a pedestrian in Granite City, and then drove off, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Illinois State planetarium hosting transit of Mercury event

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State University Planetarium is inviting the public to a weekend program to learn about a rare passage of Mercury across the face of the sun that will take place Monday.

Groups help Illinois kids visit their mothers in prison

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of children will travel to visit their mothers in Illinois prisons this weekend, thanks to three groups that donated money to cover the cost of the trips.

Holliday gives Cardinals 5-4 win over Phillies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night.

David Ortiz hits 509th homer to power Red Sox past White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — David Ortiz hit his 509th home run to put the Boston Red Sox ahead to stay in a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night.

Zobrist, Rizzo homer as Cubs top Pirates 6-2 for sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Zobrist hit a three-run home run, Anthony Rizzo also connected and Jon Lester worked out of a pair of jams to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Wednesday for a

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