BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — A few days after Bears training camp began, coach Matt Nagy decided to test his wide receivers and defensive backs with one-on-one deep passing drills while the rest of...
CHICAGO (AP) — The man who pleaded guilty to introducing a Chicago teenager to a pimp before she was murdered has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a 40-year prison sentence for man found guilty of sex-trafficking a Chicago teenager who was murdered.
Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson’s centennial year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration Monday...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of filming patrons of a Columbia library in a bathroom and fleeing to Iceland.
The Columbia Missourian reports that 43-year-old...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Federal authorities have a message for taxpayers as April 15 approaches: Tax fraud can land you in prison.
Monday is the deadline for filing federal income tax...
Man convicted of sex trafficking a slain teen
CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of sex-trafficking a teenager who was allegedly killed by a man who answered an online sex advertisement was convicted Wednesday of the charges by a federal...
Jackson scores 21 to lift Omaha over W. Illinois 77-63
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zach Jackson had 21 points as Omaha topped Western Illinois 77-63 on Wednesday night.
KJ Robinson had 17 points for Omaha (17-9, 11-2 Summit League), which won its fifth...
Investigators: Suspect in library camera case is in Iceland
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Federal investigators believe a man charged with filming patrons in a Columbia Public Library restroom has fled to Iceland.
Northern Kentucky holds off Northern Illinois in 2OT, 88-85
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Dantez Walton hit a pair of 3-pointers and Zaynah Robinson scored seven points, his final two from the free-throw line with five seconds left in the second overtime as Northern Kentucky held off Northern Illinois 88-85 in a nonconference game on Friday night.
Northern Illinois got off a final shot from half court, but it was no good.
Mack, Allen Robinson just about ready to return to Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Two-time All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack and top receiver Allen Robinson look as if they're just about ready to return after missing the Chicago Bears' past two games because of injuries.
Both players practiced without limitations Thursday for the second consecutive day.
The NFC North-leading Bears hope to have them back in the lineup against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on Sunday.
Leader in Illinois tax fraud sentenced to over 8 years
CHICAGO (AP) — A fifth and final defendant charged in an Illinois tax-fraud scheme has been sentenced to more than eight years behind bars.
A Tuesday statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Springfield says 44-year-old Clifton "Ty" Robinson was sentenced for fraud and aggravated identity theft convictions.
Prosecutors say Robinson, of Chicago, was the leader of the scheme that claimed more than $1.8 million in refunds from false tax returns.
Robinson’s big day leads Illinois St. past S. Illinois 51-3
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — James Robinson ran for a career-high 202 yards and a touchdown, Brady Davis threw four touchdown passes and Illinois State clubbed Southern Illinois 51-3 on Saturday.
Kirk’s pick-6 propels W Illinois past Illinois St 33-16
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Luther Kirk returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and Illinois State pulled away for a 33-16 victory over Western Illinois in Missouri Valley Football Conference play on Saturday.
Kirk's interception return was sandwiched around two James Robinson TD runs in the final quarter as the Redbirds (4-1, 1-1), ranked 14th in the FCS coaches' poll, erased a 16-12 deficit.
Davis, Robinson lead Illinois St. over Colorado St. 35-19
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Brady Davis threw for two touchdowns and James Robinson ran for two more and Illinois State beat Colorado State 35-19 on Saturday.
Davis finished with 271 yards passing for the Redbirds (2-0). Robinson ran for 184 yards and Markel Smith ran for 65 yards and a score and caught a 60-yard touchdown pass.
Robinson capped a 70-yard drive with a short scoring run early in the second quarter and Smith ran one in just before halftime to give the Redbirds a 14-6 lead.
Bears Preview Capsule
CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)
New faces: Coach Matt Nagy, offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, OLB Khalil Mack, WR Allen Robinson, TE Trey Burton, WR Taylor Gabriel, K Cody Parkey, rookie LB Roquan Smith, rookie WR Anthony Miller, rookie G/C James Daniels.
Key losses: Coach John Fox, WR Cameron Meredith, LB Pernell McPhee, LB Willie Young.
Bears see better days with Mack, new weapons for Trubisky
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Whether they were loading up around Mitchell Trubisky or swinging a last-minute blockbuster trade for Khalil Mack, the offseason was all about the quarterback for the Chicago Bears.
Develop their own — and harass their opponent's.
Now, it's time to see how it all comes together. But the Bears sure look like they are poised for bigger things after four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North.
Bears QB Trubisky getting on same page with Robinson, Burton
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Matt Nagy read off the numbers almost like the winning lottery ticket: 12-80-10.
Bears receiver Allen Robinson making progress
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears anticipated wide receiver Allen Robinson would need time to assume a role as quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's No. 1 target.
Considering where the Bears passing game was last season, they expected this wait to be worthwhile.
Robinson continues to work at a slower, steadier pace through his first live practices since suffering a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, and hopes to reach a point where he and Trubisky click in the passing offense.
CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a woman who died in 2012 after giving birth to twins at a suburban Chicago hospital has been awarded $4 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The family of 36-year-old Evelyn Robinson contended in a lawsuit against Ingalls Memorial Hospital that staff failed to administer drugs targeting a spike in a blood pressure.
Craig Robinson rose to fame as everyone’s favorite co-worker Darryl Philbin on the long-running comedy show, “The Office.” But the multi-hyphenate comedian and actor lives his life to the sound of music. Robinson formed his band, The Nasty Delicious, in 2007 and has traveled the world showcasing its electric funk, Latin jazz, hard rock and soul sound.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who expected to be paid a finder's fee for handing over a 16-year-old Chicago girl to a pimp has pleaded guilty to federal sex trafficking charges.
Charles McFee says he was never paid the $250 promised by the alleged pimp, Joseph Hazley, for Desiree Robinson. According to McFee, Hazley claimed the girl was costing him too much in makeup, clothes and gasoline needed to drive her to meetings with customers.
Thirty-three years ago, Mike Maker, then 19, settled in to watch the NCAA championship game.
He was rooting for the underdog — and eventual champion — Villanova. His brother, Wyatt, was a backup center on the team.
On Monday night, Maker was preparing to again cheer hard for the darkhorse — but this time it was to be Michigan, against, of all teams, Villanova. And Wyatt, well, deal with it.
San Antonio – Michigan seniors Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson both had to bet on themselves.
Robinson took a leap of faith when he transferred from Division III Williams College after his coach, Mike Maker, left for another job. Abdur-Rahkman took a risk and held out for a better Division I offer following his senior season at Allentown Central Catholic High in Pennsylvania, which was no guarantee.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Allen Robinson sees no reason he can't regain the form that made him a Pro Bowl receiver and help the Chicago Bears snap a string of losing seasons.
He insisted the ACL he tore in his left knee in last year's opener with Jacksonville is coming along just fine. And he expects to be "fully cleared" for training camp.
Bears announce deal with former Pro Bowl WR Robinson
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a contract with former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson, hoping he can form a dynamic tandem with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and help energize a stagnant passing game.
The Bears announced the move Wednesday, a day after Robinson told ESPN he was planning to sign a $42 million, three-year deal.
5 biggest beneficiaries of WR Allen Robinson signing with Chicago Bears
By investing $42 million over three years in wide receiver Allen Robinson, Bears general manager Ryan Pace is hoping to do much more than upgrade a passing attack that produced the fewest yards in the league in 2017.
Robinson’s signing not only sends a message that the Bears are serious about escaping the NFC North cellar, where they’ve resided for the past four years, it benefits the organization on several fronts, including:
Bears general manager Ryan Pace wasted no time in strengthening what was a major weakness for the team in 2017, by corralling Allen Robinson, arguably the top free-agent wide receiver available.
The addition of Robinson, which will become official when free agency begins at 3 p.m. (Chicago time) on Wednesday, provides a bona fide WR1 for quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who struggled in 12 uneven starts as a rookie last year, when he lacked viable weapons.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are set to sign Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton, giving quarterback Mitchell Trubisky some playmaking targets.
Robinson told ESPN he plans to sign a three-year, $42 million contract, while two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Tuesday that Burton is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles after agreeing to a $32 million, four-year deal.
ROBINSON — Two teams will be left to face each other Friday night to advance to the Super-Sectional.
Tuesday night, Mount Carmel punched its ticket to the sectional championship by eliminating St. Anthony — the defending Class A state champs who were playing up a class because of the IHSA's success factor — 78-66, at the Robinson boys high school basketball Sectional.
"We'll take them any way we can get them," said Mount Carmel coach Tyler Buss. "It was a great job by our guys."
Jackie Robinson’s original pro baseball contracts to be auctioned
Jackie Robinson was an absolute legend. Robinson was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, breaking the color line.
Robinson’s original professional baseball contracts with the Dodgers and the Montreal Royals, which were in a Brooklyn historian’s safe-deposit until a few years ago, will be up for sale during a live auction celebrating Black History Month on Tuesday.
NFL Free Agency 2018: 5 interesting wideouts not named Landry, Robinson or Watkins
By the time the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams likely apply their franchise tags to Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins, respectively, they'll join the Miami Dolphins, who already hitched their one-year tender to Jarvis Landry, in effectively removing the top three wideouts from the market.
Lawsuit: Officers used excessive force, attempted cover-up
ATLANTA (AP) — Law enforcement officers used excessive force when they shot a schizophrenic Georgia man at least 59 times in August 2016 and then tried to cover up their actions by tampering with evidence, lawyers for his mother assert in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday.
House Cafe owner hoping to increase number of events after first year
DeKALB – Owning and and operating The House Cafe has had its share of ups and downs, according to Mark Robinson.
Although the business has been near the break-even point as far as revenue over the past year, Robinson said in many ways, the café is looking to expand and be more involved in the community.
Robinson’s 3 TDs lead Illinois State past Youngstown St 35-0
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — James Robinson ran for 117 yards and a touchdown, Markel Smith had a career-high 124 yards and another score, and Illinois State dominated Youngstown State 35-0 on Saturday.
The Redbirds (6-2, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference) piled up 299 yards on the ground and held the Penguins (3-5, 1-4) to 147 yards of total offense.
Know Your Madisonian: Long-time community center advocate runs Meadowood Neighborhood Center
Letaurius Robinson, who goes by Tauri, knows community programming.
The 38-year-old frequented the East Madison Community Center while growing up in the Truax area. He began his career at the center, working for seven years before moving on to Madison East High School, where he coordinated after-school programming for 13 years.
David Goricki, Rod Beard, Geoff Robinson and Craig Yuhas of The Detroit News offer their predictions for top games in Week 8 of the high school football season.
YOUTH BASEBALL: Robinson outlasts Mount Carmel in District 1 Tournament
MOUNT CARMEL — Robinson took control with a three-run first inning and held on for a 3-2 win over Mount Carmel on Thursday in the first round of the Illinois Little League District 1 12U Baseball Tournament.
Dylan York led off the bottom of the first with a home run to right field as Robinson grabbed a 1-0 lead.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man is being held without bond on sex trafficking charges after federal prosecutors alleged the defendant attempted to recruit a woman to replace another who was killed.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Parente on Thursday said 33-year-old Joseph Hazley told a girl he used to pimp that he had no money coming in after 16-year-old Desiree Robinson was slain. Robinson was allegedly killed last year by a man who answered an online sex ad.
YOUTH BASEBALL: Mount Carmel hosting Little League 12U Tournament
The schedules for the Illinois Little League District 1 baseball tournaments have been released:
ILLINOIS LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT 1
At Mount Carmel
Game 1: Mount Carmel vs. Robinson, 6 p.m.
Game 2: Salem vs. Lawrenceville, 8 p.m.
Game 3: Flora vs. Mount Carmel/Robinson winner, 6 p.m.
Game 4: Olney vs. Salem/Lawrenceville winner, 8 p.m.
Game 5: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 4, Time TBA
Game 6: Loser of Game 2 vs. Loser of Game 3, Tima TBA
Cubs raise new flag to honor Jackie Robinson
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have raised a new flag in honor of Jackie Robinson on the 70th anniversary of his first game at Wrigley Field.
His granddaughter Meta Robinson helped raise a white flag with "Robinson 42" in blue letters on the right-field foul pole hours before Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
PREP BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: Golden Aces finish eighth at Coach Cork Invitational
ROBINSON — Mount Carmel's 400 relay team finished third to lead the Golden Aces to an eighth-place finish at the Coach Cork Invitational on Friday at Robinson High School.
MCHS combined to run 46.00 seconds in the 400 relay en route to placing third.
Zach Whittler helped Mount Carmel in three fourth-place performances. He was fourth in the 100 dash (11.62) and the 200 dash (24.12), while Whittler teamed with Daxton Peach, Jacob Thacker, Braden Stipp to finish fourth in the 800 relay (1:38.72).
LEADING OFF: Dodgers to unveil Jackie Robinson statue
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Scotty Bowman was 12 years old when he saw Jackie Robinson play in Montreal. More than 70 years later, Bowman says Montreal welcomed Robinson during the Hall of Famer's one season with the International League Royals.
"Adoration," the winningest coach in NHL history said. "Montreal fans embraced him."
Betty L. Hussey, 82, of Robinson, died at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.
She was born Aug. 2, 1934, in Robinson, the daughter of Prior Harvey and Gladys (Gupton) Harvey, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Maxine; by her sisters-in-law, Char Harvey and Mary Hussey; by her brother-in-law, Bob Hussey; and by her grandsons Andrew Hussey and Bryant Roberts.
The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's NBA All-Star events (all times local):
Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers is the All-Star slam dunk champion.
Robinson scores 36 points in Austin Peay’s victory
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josh Robinson scored 36 points, including five 3-pointers, and Austin Peay defeated Eastern Illinois 92-84 on Saturday.
The victory was the second straight for the Governors (6-13, 2-3 Ohio Valley) after 11 straight losses.
John Murry added 18 points, Kenny Jones 12 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double this season, and Jared Savage 11 points for Austin Peay, which shot 54 percent and even better from the arc at 12 of 20 (60 percent).
AP FACT CHECK: Obama mother-in-law not receiving pension
WASHINGTON (AP) — A story widely shared online that claims President Barack Obama's mother-in-law will receive a lifetime government pension is false.
The post published by The Boston Tribune, a satire website that mimics an actual news publication, is headlined "First Grandma Marian Robinson to Receive Lifetime $160K Government Pension." It was relayed by a number of other conservative sites, portrayed as a credible news story.