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.

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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.

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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.

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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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