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  • State lawmakers approve stopgap budget, aid to CPS

    The General Assembly on Thursday passed a six-month stopgap budget to keep critical services functioning and throw a financial lifeline to Chicago Pub ...
    NEW: June 30, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Woodstock, official says

    WOODSTOCK — A person was killed by an inbound Metra train in Woodstock on Thursday afternoon, a Metra spokeswoman confirmed.
    NEW: June 30, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • Paul Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

    WASHINGTON – With Democrats applying election-year pressure to act on gun control, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the House will vote next ...
    NEW: June 30, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Illinois House OKs stopgap spending deal, sends to Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and huma ...
    NEW: June 30, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • Police offer travel safety tips for Fourth of July weekend in McHenry County

    Police departments around McHenry County are providing residents with travel safety tips for Fourth of July weekend, including warnings about drunken ...
    June 30, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • McHenry County judge won't reconsider motion to dismiss misconduct charges against ex coroner

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge upheld his decision to not dismiss misconduct charges against former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz.
    June 30, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake mosquito spraying scheduled for Friday night

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Mosquito trucks will spray citywide between Friday night and Saturday morning.The spr ...
    June 30, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • Judge blocks Indiana's genetic abnormality abortion law

    INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge blocked a new Indiana law Thursday that bans abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities.
    June 30, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • The Latest: Illinois lawmakers begin advancing budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' attempts to approve a stopgap state budget and money for schools (all times local):
    June 30, 2016 - 11:57 am
  • Reports of an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews turn out false; it was an active shooter drill

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – Officials say reports of an active shooter at a military post outside Washington stemmed from someone who made a distress ca ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Report: U.S. sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf

    WASHINGTON – Weak leadership, poor judgment, a lack of "warfighting toughness" and a litany of errors led to the embarrassing capture and detention by ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately at Phoenix airport

    NEW YORK – Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussi ...
    June 30, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • Editor's desk: Readers have had enough, too

    Some readers called for term limits. Others said lawmakers shouldn’t be paid. A few said it was time for all of them to go.
    June 30, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • 10 things to know for Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
    June 30, 2016 - 6:18 am
  • Woodstock Farmers Market receives funding from Link Up Illinois

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Farmers Market announced it has been awarded funding from Link Up Illinois to start a double coupon program for Link custome ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
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