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Trubisky Latest Quarterback Casualty; Status Unknown After Injury During Bears Win

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) during the half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Matt Marton)

Just four weeks into the regular season, the Chicago Bears are among a number of teams having a rough time keeping their quarterbacks healthy.

Manager Joe Maddon Won’t be Back with Cubs Next Season

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon looks out from the dugout prior to a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo / Scott Kane)

The Cubs will have a new manager next season after Joe Maddon and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced Sunday it was time for a change.

Terrorism Charge Against SUV Driver in Suburban Chicago Mall

This Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 photo from the Schaumburg, Illinois, Police Department shows Javier Garcia of Palatine, Illinois. (Schaumburg Police Department via AP)

A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall was charged Sunday with state terrorism and ordered held without bond.

Investigations Touch Illinois Powerbroker’s Confidants

In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan speaks at a news conference at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois. (Justin Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, File)

The sight of FBI agents hauling bags of evidence from an office on the Democratic side of the Capitol building this week may have startled the normally unflappable House Speaker Michael Madigan.

US Vaping Illness Count Jumps to 805, Deaths Rise to 13

In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students at the school in Massachusetts. (AP Photo / Steven Senne)

Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 13, health officials said Thursday.

Whistleblower Gives Democrats a ‘Roadmap’ for Trump Probe

Activists rally for the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

The explosive details of a whistleblower’s complaint against President Donald Trump provided Democrats on Thursday with a roadmap for their impeachment inquiry. We get reaction from Chicago-area congressmen.

Memo: Trump Prodded Ukraine Leader on Biden Claims

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with the U.S. attorney general and lawyer Rudy Giuliani to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript summarizing the call.

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a shop owner reaches into a drink display refrigerator at his convenience store in Kent, Wash. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests.

Pelosi Orders Impeachment Probe: ‘No One Is Above The Law’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats.

Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead’s Poetic Lyricist, Dead at 78

This June 18, 2015 file photo shows Robert Hunter at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)

Although proficient on a number of instruments including guitar, violin, cello and trumpet, Robert Hunter, whose songs included such classics as “Truckin’” and ‘‘Uncle John’s Band,” never appeared on stage with the Grateful Dead.

US Official Expects ‘Hundreds More’ Cases of Vaping Illness

In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, a man exhales a puff of smoke from a vape pipe at a shop in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo / Steve Helber)

The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said Tuesday.

Trubisky, Bears Get Offense on Track, Beat Redskins 31-15

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) works to escape Washington Redskins defensive end Matthew Ioannidis (98) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

After the Chicago Bears’ offense was slow to get going this season, Mitchell Trubisky was excited to speed things up.

Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

This April 14, 2019 file photo shows a western meadowlark in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colorado. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski, File)

North America’s skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows.

At UN, Trump Focuses on Religious Freedom, Not Climate

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution.

‘Deficit of Trust’: At UN, Leaders of a Warming World Gather

Seen through the bars of a temporary security barrier, people walk along 1st Avenue in New York in front of United Nations Headquarters as the United Nations General Assembly gets underway Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 and into the coming week. (AP Photo / Craig Ruttle)

The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week.

Police: Suspect in Cop Shooting, Bike Attack Captured

Police search for a suspect that shot a Chicago Police Department officer, near 63rd and Damen, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The shooting happened around 8:40 a.m. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune via AP)

A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday and of being the bicyclist who shot a woman in broad daylight near downtown days earlier has been captured, police said.

Trump Denounces ‘Partisan’ Whistleblower But Says ID Unknown

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower’s potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader.

Official: Fetal Remains Found in Garage Nearly 2 Decades Old

Officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department search the building that once housed an abortion clinic owned by Dr. Ulrich Klopfer on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Eric Ginnard / The Herald-News via AP)

Illinois authorities said Thursday that more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains found stacked in the garage of a deceased doctor’s home were from abortions performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago.

House Chairman: Whistleblower Complaint May Involve Trump

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks to reporters after the panel met behind closed doors with national intelligence inspector general Michael Atkinson about a whistleblower complaint, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

President Trump’s director of national intelligence is refusing to turn over to Congress an urgent whistleblower complaint that reportedly concerns Trump making an unspecified promise to a foreign leader, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said.

No Fetal Remains Found at Shuttered Indiana Abortion Clinic

This September 2014 photo shows Ulrich Klopfer. More than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of the former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week. (South Bend Tribune via AP)

A northern Indiana prosecutor said Thursday that authorities have found no fetal remains at a shuttered abortion clinic once operated by a late abortion doctor whose Illinois property was found to contain more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains.

US Awards $3M to Fill Gaps in Medical Marijuana Research

In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, California. (AP Photo / Richard Vogel, File)

The U.S. government is spending $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.

Will Combo Pill Catch on in US to Prevent Heart Attacks?

In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo / Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes.

Government Watchdog to Testify About Alleged Trump ‘Promise’

In this July 24, 2019, file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-California, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh, File)

The government’s intelligence watchdog is set to testify Thursday in a closed session before the House intelligence committee about the handling of a whistleblower complaint.

Trump Names Hostage Envoy Robert O’Brien National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump speaks as Robert O’Brien, just named as the new national security adviser, listens at Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O’Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.

Number of Abortions in US Falls to Lowest Since 1973

In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana, File)

The new report illustrates that abortions are decreasing in all parts of the country, whether in Republican-controlled states seeking to restrict abortion access or in Democratic-run states protecting abortion rights.