Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Tomas Satoransky scored 27 points and the Chicago Bulls raced to a big lead in the opening minutes on the way to a 113-93 rout of the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls won for just the third time in nine games with easily their most impressive performance of the young season. It came one night after they squandered a big lead in a loss to LeBron James and the Lakers.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The defending NFC North champion Chicago Bears are reeling after four straight losses and eyeing their fifth last-place finish in six years. They’re being tested in a way they never were last season. Despite that, coach Matt Nagy insists there is a “silver lining.” The Bears hope to start turning things around when they host the struggling Detroit Lions on Sunday. But for now, little is going the way Nagy envisioned in his second season.

CHICAGO (AP) — Charlie Moore scored 17 points, Markese Jacobs had 16 off the bench and DePaul defeated Division III Chicago 84-55, the Blue Demons’ second win in as many days. Jaylen Butz added 14 points on 7-of-7 shooting for DePaul and Romeo Weems had 11.

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Zach Copeland had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists as Illinois State defeated Belmont 79-72. Rey Idowu had 11 points for Illinois State.