Duckworth tells her story at Democratic convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Despite being in a tough campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, Democratic Congressman Rep. Tammy Duckworth used her time on the Democratic National Convention stage to tell her life story.

Fire erupts at Gurnee propane plant

GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters from about 30 fire departments have been called to battle a blaze at a propane plant in the north suburb of Gurnee that has forced the evacuation of people in the area.

White Sox place Lawrie on DL

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox placed second baseman Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22, and recalled infielder Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Chrlotte on Wednesday before their game against the Cubs