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  • George Ryan: Thaw in Cuba relations will open markets

    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn calls special session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the late Co ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Illinois fails to monitor children who run away from foster homes, report says

    SPRINGFIELD — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent, the state Department of Employment ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Woodstock City Council OKs train depot plan with video gaming

    WOODSTOCK – The issue of video gaming nearly snagged a business proposal that would create a cafe, deli, convenience store and small bar inside the Wo ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • McHenry County Board nixes request for taller cell tower near Bull Valley

    WOODSTOCK – Can you hear me now? The answer is no. The McHenry County Board on Tuesday evening, on a ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Harvard approves annual tax levy

    HARVARD – In a 5-2 vote, the City Council this week approved a balloon levy request, knowing it wouldn't receive the full amount it is asking for.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • McHenry County police plan extra holiday enforcement

    Police departments around the county plan to have extra traffic enforcement for the upcoming holiday weeks.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Release McHenry County sheriff's summary of Andrew Zinke report, judge orders

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge ordered the sheriff’s office to release part of an internal investigation report on the office’s former undersherif ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Cary police reports for Dec. 18, 2014

    • Lucas W. Goerlitz, 22, 245 Thomas St., Cary, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 18, with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and expire ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Woodstock Christmas Clearing House to serve 2,500 kids with food, toys

    WOODSTOCK – About a week before Christmas, Cheryl Nolan of Woodstock spent Wednesday night in a drafty warehouse with her sons, who were more excited ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Chicago-area travelers should stay aware of possible Christmas storms, meteorologists say

    Rain, snow and wind could put a damper on holiday travel plans throughout the Midwest, including in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, an AccuWeathe ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Hundreds of abused kids die as child protective authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he r ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Cubans hope for better future with U.S.-Havana deal

    HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:40 am
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