• ISP investigates East St. Louis Housing Authority shooting

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting involving an East St. Louis Housing Authority police officer that left one man inj ...
    NEW: April 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
    NEW: April 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • McHenry County Habitat for Humanity rehab home for McHenry family

    McHENRY – With new house keys in hand, Mary Chavez of McHenry spoke Sunday with a tone of relief.“We ...
    NEW: April 26, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

    CONCORD, N.H. – Northern New England’s annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional ...
    NEW: April 26, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

    AMHERST, Mass. – If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture also can span a thousand years.
    NEW: April 26, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a govern ...
    NEW: April 26, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Higher education in Woodstock Old Courthouse’s future?

    WOODSTOCK – A university or another higher education institution could one day anchor the historical Old Courthouse in Woodstock, if the City Council ...
    NEW: April 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    NEW: April 26, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • One hospitalized after reported pedestrian-vehicle incident in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – One person was taken to an area hospital early Sunday after a reported pedestrian-vehicle incident in Woodstock, officials said.
    April 26, 2015 - 7:51 pm
  • More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Mount Everest avalanche witness: 'I knew I had to survive'

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — At least 17 people were killed and 61 injured when an avalanche set off by Saturday's massive Nepal earthquake swept down the Himal ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

    AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Baltimore protests turn violent after death of suspect

    BALTIMORE — A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Chicago's Mt. Greenwood block named for 12-year-old cancer patient Emily Beazley

    CHICAGO (AP) — A block in Chicago's Mt. Greenwood neighborhood has been renamed to honor a 12-year-old cancer patient who lives nearby.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Dog left for days inside Chicago animal control van

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a dog was forgotten and left for several days inside a Chicago Animal Care and Control van.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:31 am
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