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  • Plane crashes into home in Joliet-Plainfield area

    JOLIET – Brittany Grajewski was in the Brighton Lakes subdivision’s pool late Thursday morning when she heard what she thought was thunder from above.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Blankenhorn: Illinois traffic fatalities show large spike

    As the head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, every morning I receive a report detailing the number of traffic fatalities throughout our s ...
    July 21, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Volunteers needed for oak rescue at Sterne’s Woods & Fen

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Anyone interested in rescuing oaks from invasive plants can volunteer Sunday at Sterne’s Woods & Fen, 617 Hillside Drive, Crystal Lake.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • In 2013 police interview, McHenry man denies knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Schaefer

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man's trial on murder allegations continued Thursday with a video of his police interrogation in Las Vegas in which he de ...
    July 21, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Crystal Lake grants first video gambling licenses since overturning ban

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council granted its first two video gambling licenses since reversing its ban on the machines earlier this year.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • McHenry County communities open cooling centers during extreme heat

    With temperatures in McHenry County rising into the 90s, several places around the county opened cooling centers to the public Thursday that will rema ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Reinventing Yourself Can Lead to Higher Pay

    Whether you’re underemployed or looking to change occupations, career experts say your first step should be training. A certificate or degree can ofte ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Ted Cruz: I'm not a 'servile puppy dog' to Donald Trump

    CLEVELAND – A night after being booed off the Republican National Convention stage, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remained defiant about Donald Trump Thursday, ...
    July 21, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Florida police officer shoots black therapist; video shows him lying down in the street before being shot

    MIAMI – A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphon ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Donald Trump says U.S. might not defend NATO allies against Russia if he's elected

    WASHINGTON – Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at a new world order if he becomes president, saying the United States, under his leadership, migh ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Little sympathy for black shooting victims at GOP convention

    CLEVELAND – In the hours after the deadly attack on police officers in Dallas, Donald Trump offered his "thoughts and prayers" for all the victims of ...
    July 21, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • U.S. unemployment applications dip to 253,000 last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, falling to the lowest point in 13 weeks.
    July 21, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • 10 things to know for Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    July 21, 2016 - 6:15 am
  • 'Ghostbuster' Leslie Jones is just the latest Twitter abuse casualty

    NEW YORK – "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones publicly abandoned Twitter, one of several celebrities to do so after becoming the target of sexist and ra ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • Trump-less GOP politicking strong in Ohio

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Nine miles from the red-white-and-blue-festooned arena where thousands of Republicans are extolling their new presidential nomine ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:35 am
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