Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.

SportShorts for Friday, Jan. 12, 2017


Grant headed to Loras College

Fulton QB Bryce Grant announced will will continue his career at Loras College in Dubuque next year.

The Duhawks were 4-6 in 2017, and 3-5 in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Grant was 67-for-115 passing for 905 yards and 11 touchdowns, and carried 41 times for 370 yards and four touchdowns this past fall, leading the Steamers to a 7-4 record.

Crimson Tide losing more players to draft

National champion Alabama once again must replace a number of key players leaving early for the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick, safety Ronnie Harrison and tailback Bo Scarbrough announced Thursday they’re skipping
their senior seasons. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne is also entering the draft,
and wide receiver Calvin
Ridley already had announced
 his departure.


Federer, Djokovic on same half of draw

Defending champion Roger Federer has been drawn in the same half of the Australian Open as six-time winner Novak Djokovic, who is returning from an elbow injury and is seeded 14th.

Rafael Nadal will open against Victor Estrella Burgos, has a potential fourth-round match against John Isner, and has No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the same half of the draw.

Venus Williams has a tough opener against Belinda Bencic, and is also in the same quarter as U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens.

Top-ranked Simona Halep is in the same half as Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza.


Kirk, Johnson take lead at Sony Open

Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk kept clean cards on a gorgeous day in Honolulu, as each shot 7-under 63 to share the lead after the first round of the Sony Open.

Jordan Spieth wasn’t as fortunate. He hit four trees with four shots on the par-4 eighth hole – his 17th of the round – and wound up with a quadruple-bogey 8, marring his eight-birdie round for only a 69.

Defending champion
Justin Thomas opened with a 67.

Loading more