• Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “mora ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Local landscapers offer tips to care for plants suffering 'winter burn'

    At the Countryside Flower Shop in Crystal Lake, nursery manager Karen Campney said she’ll speak with customers, maybe even up to five times a day, who ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two peopl ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

    KATMANDU, Nepal – Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a c ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Miami youth group helped 'Cuban Twitter'

    MIAMI – Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secr ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    AMSTERDAM – Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Mich ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

    OSO, Wash. – Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Republicans in NC’s Senate race trade few hits

    DAVIDSON, N.C. – The candidate in North Carolina’s Republican Senate primary with backing from the party’s Washington establishment came under little ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • N.Y. hospital warns after e-cigarette fire, injury

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

    NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawncarriageindustry, stung by a ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Illinois audit: Police training money misspent

    SPRINGFIELD – The agency that sets standards for Illinois law enforcement officers misspent grant money for police training and didn’t keep proper rec ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, pre ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    YARMOUTH, Maine – The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline – possibly foreshadowing an end to t ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Brush fire burns 25 acres outside McHenry

    McHENRY – A brush fire burned about 25 acres of plowed cornfields, woods and tall brush, a McHenry Township Fire Protection District official said.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:15 pm
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