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  • Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant m ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • pen-ended Gaza truce puts off tough issues

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreve ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee com ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA – Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until mo ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Palestinian officials: Cease-fire made with Israel

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza, said Tuesday they have reached a deal with Israel to ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    MIAMI (AP) — Burger King confirmed Tuesday that it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that could help give the fast-f ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damag ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:36 am
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    ST. LOUIS – The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown – recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high scho ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Questions on my mind

    To the Editor:When my wife and I emigrated to the U.S., we had an American citizen sponsor us, guara ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Anderson best candidate

    To the Editor:Well, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren has done it again.He is back home in Illinois on vacati ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Corporate greed

    To the Editor:Recently, a concerned letter writer indicated favor and support of “corporate deserter ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Weakened country

    To the Editor:America has become a leaderless, weak and direction-less country.We very recently were ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Taking responsibility

    To the Editor:After the revelations of Woodstock Police Sgt. Chip Amati’s deplorable, predatory acti ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Clearing the record

    To the Editor:On this page, I’ve been accused of being a deadbeat, a racist and one who crosses stat ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gardening tip

    To the Editor:For those readers who garden and maintain a compost pile, I have a tip for you.I recen ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thriving Lions Club

    To the Editor:Crystal Lake has a 60-member-strong, thriving Lions Club that has been serving Crystal ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Trade treaties

    To the Editor:Our free trade treaties such as the World Trade Organization and the North American Fr ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Strong in faith

    To the Editor:Re. Richard Perlick’s letter on Aug. 14.Praise God that Richard had the courage to spe ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am

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