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  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    NEW: Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Education secretary pick DeVos defends school options when public schools are failing

    WASHINGTON – Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that American parents must be able to send their children to high-quality schools, incl ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of le ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:36 pm
  • Nearly 50 House Democrats vow to boycott Trump inauguration

    WASHINGTON – The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:35 pm
  • Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect blames 'mind control,' IS ties

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:35 pm
  • Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimac ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:12 pm
  • Rauner recommends Vallas for Chicago State trustees chairman

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he wants former political rival and veteran school administrator Paul Vallas to be chairman of Chicago S ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:12 pm
  • 2 people sent to hospital after McHenry rollover crash, fire official says

    McHENRY – Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning after a car hit a utility pole and flipped on its roof, a fire official said.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 7:02 pm
  • 2 people sent to hospital after Cary crash, fire official says

    CARY – Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday after a T-bone-type crash in Cary, a fire official said.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 7:01 pm
  • McHenry County group to conduct annual survey of homeless in county

    The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness will be conducting its annual survey to count and gather information on the homeless populati ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm
  • Maine governor offers John Lewis an erroneous history lesson

    AUGUSTA, Maine – Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman wh ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • Fire causes about $15,000 in damage to Woodstock home, fire official says

    WOODSTOCK – Fire officials continue to investigate a structure fire that caused between $15,000 to $20,000 in damage to a Woodstock home Monday.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:22 pm
  • Man shot by Crystal Lake police officer faces prison after admitting to assault, burglary

    WOODSTOCK – A man shot by police in 2015 after prosecutors said he lunged at a Crystal Lake officer faces prison time after he admitted to assault and ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Mariano's announces plan for new store at Sears site in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Goodbye, Sears; hello, Mariano’s.City leaders announced Tuesday afternoon that the Ch ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
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