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  • McHenry County teachers turn to online fundraising to help buy school supplies

    Last year Amanda Lemke posted an online fundraiser to ask for help in paying for extra organizational materials, such as binders, folders, dividers an ...
    NEW: Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Fox River Grove finds buyer for previous public works garage site

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village has found a buyer for 3 acres of land along County Line Road originally planned to be the location for a public works ga ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • James Holmes parents plead for Colorado theater shooter's life

    DENVER — The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • CNC Machining Becomes Fast-Track Career

    Many Illinois manufacturing companies are finding it difficult to stay competitive. A poor business climate has spurred remedies ranging from outsourc ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • 8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

    SYDNEY — The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, po ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Chicago inmate stabs attorney with makeshift knife in Cook County jail, prosecutor says

    CHICAGO — Authorities have charged a Cook County inmate who they say stabbed his assistant public defender with a makeshift knife during a jailhouse v ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes 2nd dolphin calf in 5 days

    BROOKFIELD (AP) — The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming the second bottlenose dolphin born in the western Chicago suburb in five days.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Rockford man pleads guilty but mentally ill in beating death of 75-year-old

    ROCKFORD — A Rockford man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the beating death of a 75-year-old woman.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Chicago man charged in downtown Fifth Third Bank robbery

    CHICAGO — A Chicago man suspected in two bank robberies is facing federal charges in one of the alleged heists.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 47 hopes website design improves parent engagement

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Not all District 47 families have a computer at home.That was one of the thoughts beh ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 19; Pakistani military kills 67 militants after school massacre

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Dow industrials have their best day in three years

    NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • Jeb Bush to step down from banking job at Barclays

    WASHINGTON – Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • Girls in Slender Man stabbing competent to stand trial, judge says

    WAUKESHA, Wis. – Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • Little hard evidence of North Korean guilt in Sony hacking

    WASHINGTON – The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:05 pm
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