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  • Hundreds gather in Fox Lake to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics of Illinois

    FOX LAKE – Some people arrived at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake on Sunday with their swimsuits. Others came to the park off the lake with tutus and elabo ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Lake in the Hills mosque receives threatening letter

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A mosque in Lake in the Hills recently received a threatening and derogatory letter that underscores the dangerous misconceptions ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' stays on top of weekend box office

    LOS ANGELES – "Fifty Shades of Grey" didn't relinquish control of the box office.Universal's erotic ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Afghanistan dialogue with Taliban could begin in March

    KABUL, Afghanistan – After more than a decade of warfare, negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are set to begin, officials, dipl ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Nigerian troops retake town as Boko Haram attacks villages

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigerian troops retook a major border town and killed scores of Boko Haram fighters Saturday, Nigeria's military said, although w ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Yemen leader still claims presidency after fleeing capital

    SANAA, Yemen – The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country’s south on Saturday said all actions taken since Shiit ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • U.S. warns it is ready to walk away from talks

    GENEVA – With only weeks left to the deadline to reach a first-stage nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that “si ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

    ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine – Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline loca ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Human rights groups have received dozens of complaints in the past month from Russian conscripts who say they have been strong-armed or duped ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

    WASHINGTON – Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco.In 2006, U.S. District Judge Glady ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • VA’s ‘choice’ program for health care off to slow start

    WASHINGTON – Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoi ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

    MADRID, Iowa – Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

    WASHINGTON – Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Scientists say Great Lakes ice could mean cool spring

    CHICAGO – The severe cold blanketing the Great Lakes could result in another cool spring in northeastern Illinois.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
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