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  • McConnell wants to stop coal rules

    WASHINGTON – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama’s coal plant ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations

    WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say ar ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Trial set for Waukegan mother accused of murder

    WAUKEGAN – A trial has been set in March for a Waukegan mother accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Police: Intoxicated Illinois parents smother baby

    BELLEVILLE – Authorities have charged two Swansea parents who they say rolled on and killed their newborn baby while asleep in bed.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Fourteen charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON – Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers’ gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn’t properly sterilize them and ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Sony cancels ‘Interview’ Dec. 25 release

    NEW YORK – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony P ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • 2nd lawsuit pending after police shooting

    ROCKFORD – Although the city of Rockford has settled one lawsuit regarding the 2009 police shooting death of an unarmed black man, another lawsuit is ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Couple convicted of stealing grants

    SPRINGFIELD – A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Big benefits for Huntley one year after interchange opens

    HUNTLEY – Addressing trustees before their budget vote last week, Village Manager Dave Johnson cautioned that Huntley may never again see the $188 mil ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Woodstock City Council member Julie Dillon explains departure

    WOODSTOCK – A longtime Woodstock City Council member opted against a re-election bid in April because she wants to see fresh blood represent the city.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based District 47 mulls parking agreement with church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There aren't enough parking spots at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. Crystal Lake Ele ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi elected to lead attorney association

    McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi is now president of the Illinois State's Attorneys Association, according to a news release.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Code of conduct for appointees sent back to McHenry County Board committee

    WOODSTOCK – Concerns over potential problems and vagaries with a proposed code of conduct for appointees to boards and commissions prompted the McHenr ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • NIU alum, Texas meteorologist Patrick Crawford shot outside TV station

    Educators with Northern Illinois University’s meteorology program were shocked Wednesday after learning that alumnus Patrick Crawford was shot after l ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:58 pm
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