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  • Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Pope baptizes father of SKorea ferry victim

    SEOUL, South Korea – Pope Francis made another gesture Sunday toward families who lost loved ones in South Korea’s ferry disaster, baptizing the fathe ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Robin Williams’ death

    NEW YORK – Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq – Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles befor ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Ferguson-area native tasked with keeping peace

    FERGUSON, Mo. – In the days since Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson took charge of a volatile situation that threatened to turn ugly, tragic o ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Police: Nude man tried to rob Rockford bank

    ROCKFORD – Rockford police have arrested a 32-year-old man they say tried to rob a bank while naked.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Perry latest GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

    AUSTIN, Texas – As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • U.S. service members say private cars are missing

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE – Hundreds of U.S. service members are reporting that their privately owned vehicles have gone missing or been damaged while bein ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Native Americans connect to past with gardens

    CHICAGO – A train roars by as Native American children and instructors climb up a railroad embankment in Chicago, headed toward a barren patch of land ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Nov. 4 ballot packed with state questions

    Fans of long, drawn-out novels will want to make sure they vote Nov. 4.The Illinois ballot will star ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Illinois ticket quota ban draws mixed opinions among police in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – At least one traffic stop each work day, at least one ticket every two shifts, a 30-minute patrol of residential areas and a 30-minute ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Photos: McHenry football preview

    McHenry high school football practice on Wednesday, August 13, and Thursday, August 14, 2014. ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Former Hebron educator inspires new District 19 playground

    HEBRON – Superintendent Debbie Ehlenburg and a group of volunteers from Alden-Hebron District 19 spent a sunny Saturday hauling and installing playgro ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Dixon plant to expand, add 40 jobs over 3 years

    DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A manufacturing company plans to expand its plant in the northern Illinois town of Dixon, adding 40 new jobs over the next three ye ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Watch party Sunday for Jackie Robinson West game

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District are teaming up to host a second watch party for a city team that's in the Little Leagu ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 8:37 am
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