A Few Clouds
65°FA Few CloudsFull Forecast


  • UK general: Ukraine crisis holds lessons for NATO

    WASHINGTON — Russian meddling in Ukraine has shown that NATO needs a more responsive quick-reaction force that could be deployed in the event Moscow m ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

    WASHINGTON — Democrats in Iowa are devising ways to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillar ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

    NEW YORK — Plans are underway to bring back the two American aid workers sick with Ebola from Africa.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Galesburg teachers plan strike if no deal reached

    GALESBURG — Public-school teachers in Galesburg have voted to go on strike if they can't reach a new labor agreement with the local school district.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Arrest made after man sped into naval station

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly sped through the main gate of a Chicago-area naval station and slammed into two secur ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Photos: Surprise vigil organized for Crystal Lake woman fighting epilepsy

    A surprise vigil  for Ashley Kelley  outside of their home Wednesday in Crystal Lake. Ashley Kelley will be the first at Rush to receive a NeuroPace ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants

    DENVER – Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • 'American Idol' audition to be held at state fair

    SPRINGFIELD – A trip to the Illinois State Fair this year could earn you a record contract.The telev ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • 2 men rescued from bucket lift in Illinois

    MOLINE – Harnesses and other safety equipment are being credited with saving the lives of two men who found themselves stranded in a bucket lift 120 f ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Surprise vigil organized for Crystal Lake woman fighting epilepsy

    Sun falling on the parking lot of Woods Creek Elementary School, a growing purple mob awaits migration.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Chicago mayor defends welcoming immigrant kids

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says bringing to Chicago some 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Central America is simply the right thing to ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • More school employees can give epinephrine injection under new law

    A law that takes effect Friday expands the list of people who may give epinephrine injections to schoolchildren suffering severe allergic reactions.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    CHICAGO – A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office buildin ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for farmers

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he would work to reduce taxes and regulatory burdens on farmers and would trave ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all NWH instances for analytics purposes.

    McHenry lottery winner

    More videos »

    Reader Poll

    How much will you spend on school supplies?
    Less than $100
    $300 or more