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  • United Airlines 4Q profit drops 80 percent on write-downs

    CHICAGO – United Airlines' fourth-quarter profit fell 80 percent due to severance costs and contracts that lost value as oil prices tumbled.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • King Abdullah has died, Prince Salman successor

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

    WASHINGTON – With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictio ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Divisions emerge among House Republicans

    WASHINGTON – In a House Republican majority often driven by the most conservative lawmakers, the pragmatists are suddenly demanding to be heard.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Correction

    An article on page A1 of Monday’s edition incorrectly identified the keynote speaker at joint institute day held by District 155 and its feeder distri ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Huntley Village Board approves utility work for downtown overhaul

    HUNTLEY – Trustees on Thursday put aside their differences and approved an underground utility project, setting the stage for about $4 million in aest ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • McHenry County schools using Chromebooks, iPads, other devices to cross digital divide

    WOODSTOCK –In the 21st century classroom, a keyboard can be just as vital as a chalkboard. But whil ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Crystal Lake City Council leaves vapor lounges out of zoning ordinances

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake City Council voted Tuesday evening just to leave the issue of e-cigarettes alone.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Crystal Lake man guilty of domestic battery

    WOODSTOCK – It took jurors about three hours to determine that a Crystal Lake man had strangled his former girlfriend, but they acquitted him on a num ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Cary Smoke Shop to have tobacco license suspended

    CARY – A shop that was previously fined for selling tobacco to a minor now won't be able to sell tobacco for a week.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

    LOS ANGELES – A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vac ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Euro plunges, but European brands are not on sale in US

    NEW YORK – Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very l ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Judge dismisses more jurors from Colorado theater shooting case

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A judge released about 60 people from jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting trial Thursday as the long, difficult task o ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Cary Park District planning battle of the bands

    CARY – The Cary Park District and Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium are planning a battle of the bands for local teenagers.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:08 am
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