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  • Fate of abducted Christians unclear, Syria clashes continue

    BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish and Christian militiamen battled Islamic State militants on Wednesday in northeastern Syria, where the extremist group recently ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:38 am
  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigr ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:34 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Feb. 25; Ex-Marine found guilty in 'American Sniper' trial

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:31 am
  • Ukraine disputes claim about weapons pullback

    ILOVAYSK, Ukraine – Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian go ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in north ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Fight at U.S. Supreme Court over health law affects Illinois

    CHICAGO – A case being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court next week challenges health insurance subsidies for more than 270,000 Illinois residents and ma ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Chicago suburb gave Garth Brooks $1 million for 2014 shows

    ROSEMONT – Public documents released by a Chicago suburb reveal it paid country music star Garth Brooks roughly $1 million to open his comeback tour a ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Rauner appoints 2 to University of Illinois trustees board

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday nominated two University of Illinois graduates with decades of business experience to fill vacancies on the u ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

    WASHINGTON – A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Revised plan for Fox Bluff Conservation Area centers on Camp Algonquin

    WOODSTOCK – The former Camp Algonquin site would be the focal point of the 279-acre Fox Bluff Conservation Area under a proposed master plan being con ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Proposed Crystal Lake Fresh Thyme Farmers Market denied full waiver of fees

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A grocery store set to move into the old Crystal Lake Dominick’s will not have all of its building permit and inspection fees waived.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Prairie Grove OK's video gaming; Johnsburg seeking to limit terminals

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove gave the green light to video gaming terminals, while Johnsburg is making sure the gambling trend doesn’t spread to cert ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Fox Lake police, FBI investigate PNC Bank robbery (with video)

    FOX LAKE – A man wearing a surgical mask and dressed in a blue hoodie robbed the PNC Bank in Fox Lake on Tuesday and fled the scene in a red van, auth ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • MCC offers Healing Touch introductory course

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A course on the holistic practice of Healing Touch offers a continuing education opportunity for nurses and massage therapists.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • McHenry police reports for Feb. 24, 2015

    • Israel Lopez, 18, 1949 N. Orleans St., McHenry, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 3, on a warrant out of McHenry County for retail theft.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:18 pm
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