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  • Dow industrials have their best day in three years

    NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal ...
    NEW: Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • Jeb Bush to step down from banking job at Barclays

    WASHINGTON – Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • Girls in Slender Man stabbing competent to stand trial, judge says

    WAUKESHA, Wis. – Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • Little hard evidence of North Korean guilt in Sony hacking

    WASHINGTON – The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Galesburg veterans facility named in honor of Lane Evans

    GALESBURG – President Barack Obama has signed legislation naming a veterans' clinic after a late Illinois congressman.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • George Ryan: Thaw in Cuba relations will open markets

    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn calls special session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the late Co ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Illinois fails to monitor children who run away from foster homes, report says

    SPRINGFIELD — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent, the state Department of Employment ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Woodstock City Council OKs train depot plan with video gaming

    WOODSTOCK – The issue of video gaming nearly snagged a business proposal that would create a cafe, deli, convenience store and small bar inside the Wo ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • McHenry County Board nixes request for taller cell tower near Bull Valley

    WOODSTOCK – Can you hear me now? The answer is no. The McHenry County Board on Tuesday evening, on a ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Harvard approves annual tax levy

    HARVARD – In a 5-2 vote, the City Council this week approved a balloon levy request, knowing it wouldn't receive the full amount it is asking for.
    UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • McHenry County police plan extra holiday enforcement

    Police departments around the county plan to have extra traffic enforcement for the upcoming holiday weeks.
    UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Release McHenry County sheriff's summary of Andrew Zinke report, judge orders

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge ordered the sheriff’s office to release part of an internal investigation report on the office’s former undersherif ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Cary police reports for Dec. 18, 2014

    • Lucas W. Goerlitz, 22, 245 Thomas St., Cary, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 18, with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and expire ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm
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