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  • Casino group to buy Fairmount Park pending approval of slots

    ST. LOUIS – The owners of an East St. Louis casino plan to buy the struggling Fairmount Park racetrack, provided Illinois lawmakers agree to allow a g ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • FBI offering $5,000 reward in Chicago horse carriage arson

    CHICAGO – The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information in the case of an arson fire that destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages on Chicago's North ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan Illinois Democrats are proposing as an alternative to the steep cuts sought by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner would keep budget lev ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • New survey suggests nursing shortage looming in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – A new survey conducted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation suggests the state may soon face a shortage o ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Student concussion bill heads to Gov. Bruce Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – A measure is heading to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that would require students who suffer a concussion to get a doctor or trainer's perm ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • 2 horses in Illinois diagnosed with equine herpes virus

    WARRENVILLE – Horses shows have been called off in Illinois to stop the spread of infection after agriculture officials said two horses from a northea ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • 2 taken to hospital after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two people were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after a two-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake, fire officials said.
    May 27, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • 1 transported after 3-vehicle crash in unincorporated Spring Grove

    SPRING GROVE – One person was taken to an area hospital after a three-vehicle collision Tuesday evening in unincorporated Spring Grove, fire officials ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Fox River Grove teacher named Illinois History Teacher of the Year

    FOX RIVER GROVE – A Fox River Grove fifth-grade teacher was left humbled after being recognized at a state level simply for living out her passion.
    May 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Huntley Police Department seeks recruits for Police Explorer program

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Police Department is seeking teenagers and young adults to join the Police Explorer program.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Crystal Lake seat belt campaign ends in tickets, arrests

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Officers with the Crystal Lake Police Department made five arrests and issued 74 tickets during an extra enforcement effort, police sai ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Huntley School District 158 changes name

    HUNTLEY – Consolidated School District 158 has a new name, Superintendent John Burkey said. The district will now be known as Huntley Community School ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Huntley Police officers to conduct Special Olympics Illinois fundraiser

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Police Department with participate in the “Cop on Top” event for the 12th year in row.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Illinois OMA reform inspired by Oakwood Hills controversy moving forward

    The proposed Open Meetings Act improvement inspired by the debacle surrounding the Oakwood Hills power plant has found new life in the final week of t ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Harvard woman ID'd after being fatally struck by Metra train

    HARVARD – Authorities have identified the woman fatally struck by a Union Pacific Northwest Metra as Meghan Donovan, 32, of Harvard.
    May 27, 2015 - 9:51 am
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