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  • N.Y. farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

    ALBANY, N.Y. – While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johns ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

    FARGO, N.D. – Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery – stealing the identities of 38,000 peo ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town

    MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq – With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, t ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • To stem Ebola, Sierra Leone is urging safe burials

    DAKAR, Senegal – The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: “If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me.”
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • 2014 frustrates hopes for Israeli, Palestinian peace

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians to ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • 4 people including 2 children killed at Rockford home

    ROCKFORD – Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authori ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. mulls putting N. Korea on terrorism list

    HONOLULU – President Barack Obama said the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Wa ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • On the Record With: New McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler

    Chuck Wheeler always had a knack for getting ahead.He entered the business world at age 7, selling c ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate in 2016

    WASHINGTON – Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Nauvoo woman helped decorate White House tree

    PEORIA – A southwestern Illinois woman who helped decorate the White House for Christmas says the experience was on her bucket list for years.
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Pope’s role in deal fractures Cuban-American flock

    MIAMI – The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Flo ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Police say DNA links man to 1994 Chicago slaying

    CHICAGO – Cold case detectives in Chicago have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a 20-year-old murder case.
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • New York cop killer had long criminal history

    NEW YORK – The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and th ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Ill. Treasurer gave raises to dozens

    SPRINGFIELD – Outgoing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford gave pay raises to dozens of employees – with increases ranging from 8 to 36 percent – over t ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • McHenry County car dealers point to low gas prices, loan rates, technology for sales bump

    Low gas prices, low interest rates and vehicles with smarter technology have meant good news for the auto industry and could be driving sales of SUVs, ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:40 pm
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