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  • Nonprofit notebook for Dec. 22

    Turning Point planning artand BYOB charity eventCRYSTAL LAKE – Bring your favorite coffee, hot choco ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • N.Y. farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

    ALBANY, N.Y. – While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johns ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

    FARGO, N.D. – Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery – stealing the identities of 38,000 peo ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town

    MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq – With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, t ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • To stem Ebola, Sierra Leone is urging safe burials

    DAKAR, Senegal – The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: “If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me.”
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • 2014 frustrates hopes for Israeli, Palestinian peace

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians to ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • 4 people including 2 children killed at Rockford home

    ROCKFORD – Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authori ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. mulls putting N. Korea on terrorism list

    HONOLULU – President Barack Obama said the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Wa ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • On the Record With: New McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler

    Chuck Wheeler always had a knack for getting ahead.He entered the business world at age 7, selling c ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate in 2016

    WASHINGTON – Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Nauvoo woman helped decorate White House tree

    PEORIA – A southwestern Illinois woman who helped decorate the White House for Christmas says the experience was on her bucket list for years.
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Pope’s role in deal fractures Cuban-American flock

    MIAMI – The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Flo ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Police say DNA links man to 1994 Chicago slaying

    CHICAGO – Cold case detectives in Chicago have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a 20-year-old murder case.
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • New York cop killer had long criminal history

    NEW YORK – The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and th ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Ill. Treasurer gave raises to dozens

    SPRINGFIELD – Outgoing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford gave pay raises to dozens of employees – with increases ranging from 8 to 36 percent – over t ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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