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  Usain Bolt defeated the fastest field in Olympic history Sunday to defend his 100-meter title at the London games. Bolt crossed the line in an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds, beating Jamaican compatriot Yohan Blake and American Justin Gatlin.

Usain Bolt dashes to victory

Updated: 8/5/2012 05:31 PM

  The Detroit Tigers have acquired Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers to be named later. Baker, who has played first base, second base and in the outfield this year, hit .269 in 54 games for the Cubs.

Cubs trade Baker to Tigers

Updated: 8/5/2012 03:45 PM

  How would the ancient Greeks, who invented the Olympic Games, compete against today's athletes? Probably not well. Ancient athletes could have held their own in the first modern Olympic Games of 1896. Phayllos of Croton, for example, hurled the...

Ancient Greeks vs. modern Olympians: Who gets gold?

Updated: 8/3/2012 11:25 AM

  With connections to Harriet Beecher Stowe and Joshua Chamberlain, Brunswick, Maine, a town of 23,000, is sometimes called the place where the Civil War began and ended. But while Brunswick is a good destination for history buffs, it also has a...

Brunswick, Maine, steeped in art and history

Updated: 8/3/2012 01:37 PM

  A man was seriously injured Sunday night when his car flipped over on I-290 near Elk Grove Village.

Driver seriously injured on I-290 near Elk Grove Village

Updated: 8/5/2012 11:01 PM

  The Naperville Sprint Triathlon brought swimmers, bikers and runners to Centennial Park Sunday for a three-part race on a beautiful course with perfect weather. The swim portion of the race was 400 meters through Centennial Beach with a 22-kilometer...

Naperville hosts its largest triathlon to date

Updated: 8/5/2012 07:57 PM

  Results of an autopsy performed Sunday on the body of a man found in a Des Plaines parking lot are pending toxicology, which could take another 4-6 weeks, a Cook County Medical Examiner's office spokesman said. Authorities don't suspect foul play in...

Autopsy results of Des Plaines body pending toxicology

Updated: 8/5/2012 07:41 PM

  Images from the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove bicycle race on Sunday. Jade Wilcoxson won the overall title in the McDonald's Pro Women Circuit Race and Francois Parisien won the overall Gullo International Pro Men Circuit Race.

Images: Sunday at the Tour of Elk Grove

Updated: 8/5/2012 07:33 PM

  Images of the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock, including 4-H Livestock Auction and Sale of Champions, Demolition Derby and the pie eating contest.

Images: 2012 McHenry County Fair Weekend

Updated: 8/5/2012 05:22 PM

  U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released his second video update after suffering a stroke in late January. Kirk, in the YouTube video, calls the progress he is making as "very encouraging." The former 10th District Republican congressman, in recent weeks, has...

Kirk releases second recovery video

Updated: 8/5/2012 05:44 PM

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