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  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at Midwest sites

    MOLINE — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

    DAKAR, Senegal — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people has turned parts of West Africa into a medical battle zone and could last u ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Police reveal name of Missouri cop who shot teen

    FERGUSON, Mo. — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager identified the officer on Friday as Darren ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Alton woman sentenced for neglect of mother

    EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton woman has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal neglect of her elderly mother.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Illinois school guard charged with sexual assault

    EAST ST. LOUIS — St. Clair County officials have charged an East St. Louis high school security guard with having sex with a minor.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Chicago police: Missing boater found dead in lake

    CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say a body recovered from Lake Michigan has been identified as a man who was missing after falling overboard from a disa ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Mosquitoes in McHenry test positive for West Nile

    The McHenry County Department of Health announced Friday morning in a news release that mosquitoes collected on Aug. 6 from a mosquito trap in McHenry ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot

    CHICAGO – A group that wants to put legislative term limits on the November ballot told an Illinois appeals court Thursday that voters deserve a chanc ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

    CAIRO – Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Ukraine, Russia parry over aid

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia – Raising the stakes in Ukraine’s conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursd ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Ethics complaint filed against Kane leader, contract employee

    GENEVA –An ethics complaint was filed Thursday against Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen and Community Outreach Coordinator Rick Nagel, allegin ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Pope to Koreas: Avoid ‘fruitless’ shows of force

    SEOUL, South Korea – Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid “fruitless” crit ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night s ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Environmental Defenders detail concerns about proposed Oakwood Hills power plant

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County reiterated concerns about the proposed power plant in Oakwood Hills on Thursday and calle ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:57 am
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