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  • Renewed Illinois emissions testing causes hours-long backup in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A line of 150 vehicles snaked through a Crystal Lake parking lot Tuesday as some drivers waited for more than two hours for an emission ...
    NEW: May 31, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • CLPD releases Click it or Ticket results

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department on Tuesday released statistics from its Click it or Ticket campaign.
    May 31, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pension

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's taxpayer-funded state pension follow ...
    May 31, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Where the money went: Donald Trump details fundraising for veterans

    NEW YORK – Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an irritated Donald Trump lambasted the news media Tuesday for pressi ...
    May 31, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • McHenry man sentenced to seven years in prison on sex abuse charge

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a McHenry man to seven years in prison after he admitted to having sexual contact with a minor girl who w ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants

    GENEVA – The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barel ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Q&A: Illinois heading toward 2nd year with no state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is heading toward a second year without a state budget, putting some schools and colleges in jeopardy of closing and all but en ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Cary firefighters cut man from car after he crashes into boulder

    CARY – A Cary man who had to be cut from a car after he struck a boulder at the end of a curve Tuesday was flown by helicopter in serious condition, f ...
    May 31, 2016 - 3:09 pm
  • Illinois governor wants temporary budget fix amid stalemate

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a short-term budget fix on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to give the state some temporary stability ...
    May 31, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • U.S. consumer confidence slips in May

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence fell for a second month in May to the lowest level since November.
    May 31, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • Miller: Madigan vs. Rauner in all-out political war

    After what happened last week, it’s more clear than ever that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has no fear of what Gov. Bruce Rauner could do to ...
    May 31, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.
    May 31, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears the Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD –A resolution directing the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to study lead levels in Illinois drinking water was approved on Mond ...
    May 31, 2016 - 9:57 am
  • Puerto Rico's tourist industry feels economic sting of Zika

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – It was the wedding of one of her best friends, and Natalie Kao was going to be a bridesmaid in a fun, tropical setting on a sm ...
    May 31, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Closing arguments to begin in Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial

    CHESTER – The murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down.
    May 31, 2016 - 11:59 am
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