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  • Added security coming to D-300 high schools

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A new alert system that uses strobe lights and audio messages to alert students and staff of lockdown situations will soon be added ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Court docs: murder victim shot 2 years before she was found

    WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross on Tuesday made his first courtroom appearance since being charged with first-degree murder, more than six months after a ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • US: New sanctions on Russia could come Tuesday

    WASHINGTON — The White House says the United States could impose additional economic sanctions on Russia as soon as Tuesday.
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry h ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study releas ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Illinois River's man-made island now complete

    PEORIA — A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Illinois woman dies retrieving phone from fire

    BARTONVILLE — Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tr ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • McHenry County Fair schedule

    The McHenry County Fair begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Here is a list of information, activities and events for the fair.
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Pictures of the Week

    Check out some of our favorite pictures from the past week... ...
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

    MARISSA – A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa.
    July 29, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the ...
    July 29, 2014 - 7:46 am
  • With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 7:01 am
  • New logo to promote farmers who served in military

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new logo on agricultural products will help identify Illinois farmers, fishermen and ranchers who served in the military.
    July 29, 2014 - 6:41 am
  • US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeti ...
    July 29, 2014 - 6:27 am
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