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  • Illinois man gets 11 years for burning 1-year-old with oven cleaner

    DECATUR (AP) — A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for spraying oven cleaner on a 1-year-old boy and severely burning him.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Grafton gives Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop smells

    GRAFTON (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois have given an Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shutdown.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Libya

    OTTAWA, Ontario – He seemed lost, "didn't fit in," and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been staying in a ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Living history museum in Ringwood to showcase fall harvest activities

    RINGWOOD – The fall harvest will take a trip back in time at Glacial Park’s Historic Powers-Walker House next month.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Storytime at Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake to feature coming winter

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A children’s storytime at the Prairieview Education Center will follow a family’s journey out into the first snow of the season.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Durbin, Oberweis face off in first U.S. Senate debate

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday painted Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis as too extreme for Illinois, while the GOP challenger argued t ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Abbott tops third quarter profit expectations

    NORTH CHICAGO – Abbott Laboratories’ third-quarter earnings sank 44 percent to $538 million compared to last year, but the drugmaker’s performance top ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Farmer reports soybean bushels stolen in Illinois

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an Iowa farmer reported that someone stole about $18,000 worth of soybea ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Reporter resigns following Rauner complaint

    CHICAGO – An Illinois political reporter said he’s resigned after being put on temporary leave when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s campa ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Vice President Joe Biden to return to Illinois

    ROCKFORD – Vice President Joe Biden is planning a second trip to Illinois, this time to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Democra ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring

    CHICAGO – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn’s Department of Transportation, a ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Bruce Rauner encourages women to get out the vote in race for Illinois governor

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Bruce Rauner had an important message for the women gathered at the Boulder Ridge County Club Wednesday.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

    CROWN POINT, Ind. – A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a s ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Hospitals try to shorten ER wait times in area emergency rooms

    Area emergency rooms have a goal in mind: Move patients from door to doctor in 30 minutes or less. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Prairie Grove road projects to start next week

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Road work will be starting next week in a Prairie Grove subdivision and on Half Mile Trail, the village administrator said.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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