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GOP Stirs Up Opposition to FBI as They Rally Behind Trump

Republicans in Congress who are relying on Donald Trump to excite voters in the fall elections are not only defending the former president against the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home but politically capitalizing on it with grave and potentially dangerous rhetoric against the nation’s justice system. The party...

Chicago Violence: At Least 4 Killed, 12 Injured in Weekend Shootings

At least four people have been killed and at least 12 others injured in shootings across the city of Chicago this weekend, authorities said. In the most recent fatal incident, one person was shot and killed and a second sustained injuries at approximately 6:04 a.m. Saturday in the 9400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, according to law enforcement. An unknown man and 28-year-old male were walking outside when an unidentified offender approached and fired shots in their direction.

Actor and Comedian Teddy Ray Dies at 32

Teddy Ray, a comedian and actor who appeared on the HBO Max series “PAUSE with Sam Jay,” has died, authorities confirmed on Saturday. He was 32. The Riverside County Sheriff's Office and the county's coroner's office confirmed that the death of the comedian, whose legal name was Theadore Brown, was reported Friday morning in the desert community of Rancho Mirage, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sheriff's Sgt. Brandi Swan, who said deputies responded to a call about the death at a private residence, said that the cause of death was unknown.

How Bears' Trestan Ebner Impressed With Surprising Physicality

Trestan Ebner impresses with surprising physicality originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Trestan Ebner is a sixth-round draft pick fighting not only to carve out a role in the Bears offense, but fighting for a job as well. It’s not a unique position to be in, but Ebner was given a unique opportunity. He was tabbed to return the first preseason kickoff, giving him the chance to make a play before anyone else on the team.

2 Women Seriously Injured in Boating Accident at ‘Playpen:' Chicago Fire Officials

Two women were taken to a Chicago hospital with serious injuries following a boating accident Saturday evening in Lake Michigan, authorities said. At approximately 5 p.m., the Chicago Fire Department was called to an area known as "the Playpen," north of Navy Pier, regarding a boating accident. Authorities revealed a licensed captain tried to anchor the rental boat he was operating, and the anchor device malfunctioned.

Boating Accident

Two women were taken to a Chicago hospital with serious injuries following a boating accident Saturday evening in Lake Michigan, authorities said. At approximately 5 p.m., the Chicago Fire Department was called to an area known as “the Playpen,” north of Navy Pier, in regarding to a boating accident. Two women were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition,…

Tajae Sharpe's Spectacular Catch Proof Work With Justin Fields Is Paying Off

CHICAGO – Tajae Sharpe has been building toward Saturday's spectacular catch in the Bears' preseason-opening 19-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field. It's a sign of progress. That the sweat he and quarterback Justin Fields have poured into the bucket is paying off. It started the minute Sharpe arrived at Halas Hall in the spring and met Fields. He saw a talented, young quarterback laser-focused on etching his name among the game's greats.

Twitter Buzzes After Bills' ‘Punt God' Matt Araiza Boots 82-Yard Kick in Preseason Debut

Twitter buzzes after Bills' Matt Araiza boots 82-yard punt in debut originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. The Punt God has arrived. Matt Araiza, a rookie sixth-round pick for the Buffalo Bills, was one of the hottest prospects in the draft. He regularly booted monster punts while at San Diego State, earning the Ray Guy Award as the best punter in the nation last year.

Chicago's Bud Billiken Parade Returns for 93rd Year

For the 93rd year, the Bud Billiken Parade took place on Chicago's South Side Saturday, signaling the new school year is just around the corner. Thousands of paradegoers happily lined Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for the beloved tradition, which organizers say is the second largest parade in the country.

Bears' Justin Fields Responds to Late Hit From Chiefs Defense

Fields responds to late hit that wasn't flagged originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Last season, Justin Fields took his fair share of hits that went unflagged. Usually quarterbacks are seriously protected by officials from late contact, but the Bears rookie, like many other rookies, was not afforded the same protection that we see for veteran QBs.