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  • Crystal Lake-based School District 47 lays out initiatives to boost achievement

    CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 wants to be the top school district in McHenry County by the end of the 2016-17 school year.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Day of insurgent violence kills at least 19 in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Three separate Taliban attacks killed at least 19 people in Afghanistan on Saturday, including a senior judicial official and per ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Islamic State group shoots down Iraqi helicopter

    BAGHDAD – Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots on board and raising f ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Nigerian troops win back cities from extremists

    MUBI, Nigeria – With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled Friday in his palace, where until recently flew the ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Cook County judge OKs another Gacy exhumation

    CHICAGO – The body of a teenager identified as one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims should be exhumed for testing to determine if he was mis ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • CIA lied about torture, Senate report suggests

    WASHINGTON – When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a to ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Flu season revs up for an early start in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ flu season started earlier this year, and the most prevalent strain also is the one known for causing the most severe illness.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Chicago opens lakefront Maggie Daley Park

    CHICAGO – A new park is open along Chicago’s lakefront named for late former first lady Maggie Daley.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • California cleans up as storm hits Southwest

    CAMARILLO, Calif. – Californians cleaned up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on the ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Man arrested after Portland shooting, 2 sought

    PORTLAND, Ore. – A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside an alternative high school in Portland had ties to a gang, as did tw ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Wonder Lake firefighters help deliver baby en route to hospital

    WONDER LAKE – A woman on Saturday gave birth to a six pound, 12 ounce baby boy in a church parking lot before she could make it to the hospital.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Protesters of police killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown to march on D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Protesters plan to converge on the nation's capital on Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands o ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 8:16 am
  • U.N. still struggling to move aid into Syria

    WASHINGTON — The U.N.'s decision in July to begin moving aid into war-torn Syria without the consent of President Bashar Assad was heralded as unprece ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Major storm sweeps through Southern California

    LOS ANGELES – Californians got a lot of what they wanted and not too much of what they didn't from a major storm that finally blew out of the state Fr ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:56 pm
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