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  • Meter readers save money

    Do you pay your credit card bill without checking the charges first?  Most people at least eyeball their bill to make sure the charges are accurate.  ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Chicago mayor runoff: Rahm Emanuel to face Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia

    CHICAGO — After failing to persuade a majority of Chicago voters to back his re-election bid, Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • 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
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