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  • Jesse Jackson calls for conference on gun violence

    CHICAGO – Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for a White House conference on gun violence to deal with an issue that is plaguing so ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Chicago suburbs concerned deaths linked to tainted heroin

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Authorities in suburban Chicago are concerned that an increase in deaths from suspected heroin overdoses may involve tainted batch ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Ex-cemetery worker receives probation for body desecration

    CHICAGO – A former suburban Chicago cemetery worker has received probation for desecrating bodies and removing skeletal remains to sell graves to cust ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois budget fight stalls payouts to wrongfully convicted

    CHICAGO – A stalemate over the Illinois budget has tied up payments to compensate people who were wrongfully incarcerated, according to a published re ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Woodstock bonfire incident sends man to hospital

    WOODSTOCK – A man was sent to the hospital Saturday night after a bonfire incident, officials said. ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Spring Grove crash sends 2 to hospital

    SPRING GROVE – A man and a woman were taken to the hospital Saturday after a head-on car crash, Spring Grove Fire Protection District Battalion Chief ...
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly bord ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he could ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls downstream

    BRANCHVILLE, S.C. – Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meeting

    ROSEBURG, Ore. – President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that somethi ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • U.S. abandons Pentagon’s failed rebel-building effort in Syria

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Ex-governor says ex-convicts shouldn’t be labeled felon

    WAUKEGAN – Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is calling for legislation that would keep convicts from being labeled as felons for the remainder of thei ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • 1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex

    HOUSTON – A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • 1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into gun violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Woodstock crash sends 3 people to area hospital

    WOODSTOCK – Three people were taken to an area hospital after a crash Friday on Route 47 near Woodstock, a fire official said.
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:10 am
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