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  • Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M illegal immigrants from deportation

    WASHINGTON — Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nea ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate holds at 6.6 percent as private-sector hiring slows in state

    CHICAGO — Illinois' unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in October as private-sector hiring slowed, the state Department of Employment Securi ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Andrew Cuomo: 'Impractical' for Buffalo Bills to play New York Jets on Sunday

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — A severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting the Buffalo region has prompted the NFL to consider alternatives to the Bills playing their hom ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:06 pm
  • Good Dental Assistants radiate positive attitudes

    Drilling, filling, and billing. These are some of the reasons people fear visiting the dentist’s office. Bad dental memories compound dental anxiety ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • American Indian tribes work to create sex-offender registries

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — More than three-quarters of American Indian tribes that have the authority to develop sex-offender registries are well on their way ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • McHenry County Health Department offering flu vaccine in Wonder Lake

    WONDER LAKE – McHenry County Department of Health will host a flu clinic on from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Wonder Lake Chamber of Comme ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Crystal Lake Auto Tech receives go-ahead to relocation plan

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Despite initial opposition from the mayor, a Crystal Lake automotive repair shop has received the go-ahead to relocate to a vacant corn ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Flight for Life called to Johnsburg crash

    JOHNSBURG – Flight for Life was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash near Chapel Hill Road and Washington Park Thursday afternoon.
    UPDATED: Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Aurora man accused of trying to join terrorists in Syria to remain in jail, judge says

    CHICAGO — A federal judge says a 20-year-old American accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria will remain jailed pending trial ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner calls on Pat Quinn to freeze hiring

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is calling on outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze all hiring in the final weeks of his term.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Pennsylvania grandma who says she sold marijuana to raise grandchildren gets prison

    BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been s ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Buffalo roofs collapsing under weight of snow

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total Thursday to an ...
    UPDATED: Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Israel to demolish homes of Palestinian synagogue attackers

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday handed home demolition notices to families of four Palestinian attackers from east Jerusalem, including tw ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • 5 things to watch for in Obama's immigration speech

    WASHINGTON — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:41 am
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