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  • Sheley asks for new trial in Rock Falls murders

    MORRISON – An Illinois man found guilty in May of killing four people in northwest Illinois is asking for a new trial.
    July 12, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • No vortex, but cooler Midwestern temps

    CHICAGO – Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.
    July 12, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Gov candidates make accusations on transparency

    CHICAGO – Allegations of concealing information and impeding transparency bubbled up in the Illinois governor's race Friday as Republican Bruce Rauner ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Attorney: Man trapped in jail room feared death

    CHICAGO – A man who was trapped in a Cook County Jail visiting room for about 30 hours last weekend tried everything from yelling and kicking to get s ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Former Marine named Illinois veterans director

    CHICAGO – A U.S. Marine veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named acting director of the Illinois Department of Ve ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Bridges reopen as Mississippi River recedes

    ST. LOUIS – Two Mississippi River bridges closed for several days due to flooding are open again as floodwaters continue to recede in areas north of S ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Bosnian mother buries two sons 19 years after massacre

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina – After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic finally has a place to mourn her family.
    July 12, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

    CHICAGO – Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • U.S. border effort sputters as migrants cross again

    MEXICALI, Mexico – A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants’ repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds o ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

    CHICAGO – Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission unanimously ap ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • U.S. struggles on Afghan election crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chanc ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Oakwood Hills could get power plant

    OAKWOOD HILLS – A $450 million state-of-the-art power plant could be headed to Oakwood Hills, potentially bringing millions of dollars into the small ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • Six Crystal Lake girls to participate in FIRST Tech Challenge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – During a group project three years ago, then-sixth-grader Audrey Godsell of Crystal Lake bestowed upon two friends some simple yet unor ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Stage set for final reviews of development ordinance

    Next Tuesday’s meeting of the McHenry County Board will get the ball rolling for the final review and vote on the proposed Unified Development Ordinan ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • Fox Lake approves economic incentive deal

    FOX LAKE – The return of an Ace Hardware to Fox Lake will cost the village up to $50,000 under an economic incentive agreement approved unanimously by ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:14 am
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