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  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

    STOCKHOLM — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arab ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • U.S. Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves

    WASHINGTON — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate.
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    NEW YORK — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.The public declaration, in an essay written ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine for 2nd time, taking bike ride

    FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her p ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Woodstock High teacher earns state recognition

    WOODSTOCK – The state education board recently recognized a Woodstock High School English teacher for his work in the classroom.
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

    BAGHDAD – Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Three lanes of Addams Tollway opening

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Illinois Tollway is opening three lanes of roadway in each direction between Rockford and Elgin as part of a $2.5 billion rebuildi ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Joseph McGraw named new chairman of chief judges body

    CHICAGO – A northern Illinois judge who helped implement a cameras-in-court program has been selected as chairman of a committee composed of chief jud ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Jesus Garcia says he can raise $3M for mayoral campaign

    CHICAGO – A county commissioner hoping to unseat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’ll need at least $3 million to do so.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Dick Durbin, Jim Oberweis spar in last U.S. Senate debate

    CHICAGO – The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate debated immigration proposals, tea party ties and anti-violence policies Wednesday in Republican sta ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • McHenry County Board accepts $585K Affordable Care Act grant after revote

    WOODSTOCK – County Board members reversed direction and decided to accept a grant through the Affordable Care Act.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • No injuries in Lake in the Hills garage fire

    LAKE IN THE HILLS — There were no injuries after a garage fire in Lake in the Hills on Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release by Battalion C ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Algonquin police chief to retire after nearly 30 years on job

    ALGONQUIN – The village will have a new police chief in December. Chief Russell Laine, who has led A ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • More McHenry County school districts adding full-day kindergarten

    RICHMOND – Six-year-old Gavin Saranzak examined the stamp in his hand and the pad of blue ink on the table in front of him.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:03 am
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