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Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing

CHICAGO | A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory board than past attempts to expand gambling, but the plan also drew criticism from downstate officials and the horse racing industry who said it woul…

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WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Former Bloom cross country/track coach dies

Former Bloom Township girls cross country and track coach Huey Johnson died this week, Bloom athletic director Joe Reda said.

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Cubs' offense freezes up

Cubs' offense freezes up

NEW YORK | Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.

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Top PHS students, influential educators honored

Top PHS students, influential educators honored

PORTAGE | Myers Elementary School teacher Cindy Hargarten was nearly speechless.

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WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Deline hits walk-off home run for Pirates

Brett Deline hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday night to give Merrillville a 3-2 win against LaPorte in Duneland Athletic Conference baseball action.

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Morgan Park ends West Side's trip to U.S. Steel Yard early

Morgan Park ends West Side's trip to U.S. Steel Yard early

GARY | The West Side baseball team had their rotation set when they knew they had a tough week of games.

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Hammond couple sentenced for 2011 shooting

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man and his wife were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the near-fatal shooting of a man in a Hammond parking lot in 2011.

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76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

MIAMI (AP) — Thaddeus Young scored 20 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 12 in the final game of his impressive rookie campaign, and the Philadelphia 76ers wrapped up a dismal season by topping the Miami Heat 100-87 on Wednesday night.

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76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

Philadelphia 76ers guard Hollis Thompson (31) looks for an opening past Miami Heat forward Shane Battier during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) and forward Thaddeus Young, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley (8) drives to the basket past Philadelphia 76ers forward Brandon Davies (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

Philadelphia 76ers guard James Anderson, center, looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, left, and forward James Jones during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

Philadelphia 76ers guard James Anderson, ront right, tries to regain control of the ball as he is guarded by Miami Heat forward James Jones (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

MIAMI (AP) — Thaddeus Young scored 20 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 12 in the final game of his impressive rookie campaign, and the Philadelphia 76ers wrapped up a dismal season by topping the Miami Heat 100-87 on Wednesday night.

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Divided C.P. council pledges 10% of tax proceeds to South Shore

CROWN POINT | Mayor David Uran cast the deciding vote Wednesday in favor of a 10 percent contribution to the proposed South Shore Line extension.

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More witnesses testify in Austgen homicide case

CROWN POINT | Video surveillance footage from Majestic Star Casino, an audiotape of a jailhouse phone call and the testimony of investigators played key roles in another hearing Wednesday to determine if the Alsip man charged with killing Griffith business owner Mary Austgen will be granted bail.

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Sports Digest: UIC to officially open new Granderson Stadium

Officials from the University of Illinois at Chicago are preparing to officially unveil the school's new baseball stadium this week.

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Wizards head to playoffs with win

Wizards head to playoffs with win

BOSTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

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Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl is acknowledged by fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton, right, and Atlanta Hawks' Kyle Korver go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack (8) shoots past Milwaukee Bucks' Chris Wright (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Atlanta Hawks' Elton Brand (42) and Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Knight (11) go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

Hawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Scott scored 17 points and the Atlanta Hawks ended the regular season with a 111-103 win Wednesday over the Bucks, hours after Milwaukee owner Herb Kohl announced he was selling his team.

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Hill leads Lakers over Spurs in finale, 113-100

Hill leads Lakers over Spurs in finale, 113-100

Los Angeles' Jordan Hill (27) pulls down a rebound next to San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Hill leads Lakers over Spurs in finale, 113-100

Hill leads Lakers over Spurs in finale, 113-100

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, is pressured by Los Angeles' Jordan Hill (27) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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