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  • Blase Cupich says Chicago Archdiocese will act on climate change

    CHICAGO – Chicago's Catholic archdiocese is the nation's first to monitor its buildings' power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Consumer groups questions lax Illinois laws on ATV safety

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has some of the least-restrictive laws regulating all-terrain vehicles, and enthusiasts and consumer advocates are divided abou ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Sandra Bland's death in jail focuses new attention on inmate suicides

    DALLAS – When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determine ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:51 pm
  • Sandra Bland funeral draws mourners, supporters to Lisle church

    LISLE – The upbeat music that played Saturday morning at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle was in stark contrast to the somber fa ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • 82-year-old Spring Grove man with 'medical concerns' missing

    SPRING GROVE – An 82-year-old from Spring Grove has been missing since 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Of ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Hillary Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel in October

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Man killed by shark while diving off Australian coast

    HOBART, Australia – A woman watched her father being mauled to death by a large shark on Saturday while the pair were diving off the Australian island ...
    July 25, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • St. Charles police seek public’s help in search for missing teen

    ST. CHARLES – Police in St. Charles and Campton Hills on Friday continued their search for a 14-year-old Campton Hills girl who last was seen Wednesda ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Police: Theater gunman killed with handgun he bought legally

    LAFAYETTE, La. – A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet a ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District's Racket Club looks to expand membership, users

    ALGONQUIN – After six years of running in the red, the Racket Club is looking to expand its base – and its income.
    July 26, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • McHenry County students donate blood, time in summer drive

    McHENRY – Tyler Birkhoff leaned back onto a vinyl cot Friday and closed his eyes as a needle glided into his arm.
    July 24, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based pet rescue operation hosts free day for dogs, owners

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Dog baths and pedicures are some of the treats man's furry friend can enjoy at an upcoming event hosted by a Crystal Lake charity aimed ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • 2-vehicle Richmond crash sends 3 to hospital

    RICHMOND – A crash in Richmond on Friday afternoon sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries, said Richmond Township Fire Protection Distr ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Woodstock's Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple's stained glass windows need repairs (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – The monks at Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple don’t need to feel wind to know it’s sweeping through Woodstock.
    July 24, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Sinkhole to close Spring Grove intersection through weekend

    SPRING GROVE – A sinkhole will keep the intersection of Blivin Street and Route 12 closed at least until Monday as state and county road officials fig ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
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