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    Over 300,000 Cubs fans flooded Wrigley after Cubs win, only six arrested

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans from across the city converged in Wrigleyville Saturday night to celebrate the team’s NLCS win and the chance fans had been anticipating for decades: a trip to the World Series. There were a lot of people: around 300,000, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management & Communications. And despite the swell of bodies, the soaring spirits seemed to keep everything under control. Only six people were arrested, with nine medical transports and no property damage. […]

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    The best celebrity reactions to the Cubs win, from Bill Murray to Hillary Clinton

    CHICAGO — Celebrities: they’re just like us. Especially when it comes to sports. Fame doesn’t make you immune to the vicissitudes and triumphs of fandom. But it’s still fun to see how they react when their favorite teams win, especially when it’s the Cubs. Here are some of our favorites: 1. Bill Murray’s Tears Bill Murray continues to be the spirit animal for Cubs fans everywhere. And there were plenty of tears shed, the good kind, both at Wrigley Field […]

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    Man shot by CPD officer during ‘armed encounter,’ police say

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and wounded by a Chicago police officer during an ‘armed encounter’ Sunday morning, according to police. Officers pulled over a vehicle with stolen license plates in Englewood around 10 a.m., police say, when the three people inside exited and attempted to flee on foot. A police spokesman said that sometime during the ensuing chase a man engaged one of the officers in an “armed encounter” and was shot multiple times in the “lower extremities.” They suspect was transported to […]

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    In their own words: Cubs speak out on winning NLCS, historic World Series bid

    We were there as the Cubs clinched the NLCS, paving the way for their first World Series appearance since 1945. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words:  

  • CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22:  Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after hitting a double in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Play-by-play coverage of Cubs’ NLCS victory

    Join us here for the latest highlights, tweets, and can’t-miss moments throughout tonight’s Game 6 of the NLCS as the Cubs take on the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

  • DOVER, DE - OCTOBER 21: A U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, October 21, 2016 in Dover, Delaware. Sgt. Riney who was from Fairview, IL, died of wounds received after encountering enemy forces in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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    Attack in Afghanistan kills soldier from central Illinois

    FAIRVIEW, Ill. — A town in central Illinois is mourning the loss of a soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan this week. The military says in a statement 26-year-old Sgt. Douglas J. Riney of Fairview, Illinois, and 40-year-old Michael G. Sauro of McAlester, Oklahoma, died Thursday from injuries sustained during an attack in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul. A NATO and an Afghan official earlier said a man wearing an Afghan army uniform had killed a U.S. service member and an […]

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    Retired cop picks up nephew suspected of bank robbery, drops him at FBI HQ

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a man suspected of robbing a bank is in custody  because his uncle turned him in. The FBI says Ramses Longstreet robbed an Associated Bank inside the Aon Center in downtown Chicago Wednesday. After the heist, he asked his uncle to hold onto a$2,600 for him, but that uncle also used to be a Chicago police detective. When he learned later that his nephew was suspected in the robbery, the retired cop picked him up, and without him knowing, drove him to FBI headquarters and […]

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    Robbie Gould to join Giants in London, sources say

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould will join the New York Giants as they face the Rams in London this Sunday, according to early reports, after the NFL reopened its investigation into domestic violence allegations against placekicker Josh Brown. Robbie Gould to Giants, according to a source — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 21, 2016 Gould left the Bears in September after 11 seasons, during which he set numerous NFL and franchise records, and left as the most […]

  • Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs places a tag on Josh Reddick #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after he stole second base in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    Live Blog: Dodgers win Game 3

    LOS ANGELES — The Cubs and Dodgers meet in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series tonight. The teams split the first two games in Chicago. Rich Hill gets the start for Los Angeles after failing to make it out of the fifth inning in his two starts in the NLDS due to blisters. The Cubs go with workhorse Jake Arrieta. Follow along on our live blog below and go Cubs!

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    Cubs nation lying in wait in L.A.

    LOS ANGELES — The Chicago Cubs are 2,000 miles away getting ready for tomorrow’s showdown against the Dodgers. The team is in Los Angeles for Game 3 of the National League Championships Series. WGN’s Patrick Elwood visited the Tinhorn Flats in Burbank, a Chicago restaurant and bar in southern California. Meanwhile, WGN’s Mark Suppelsa got a look at Dodger Stadium.