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  • Board chairman defends UI job denial to professor

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois was right to deny a faculty job to a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were considered by some to be ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Farm accidents increase in Illinois over past year

    PEORIA – Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a y ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

    DENVER – A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as fl ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Teacher wanted for sex assault held in Bosnia

    WAUKEGAN – A former suburban Chicago grade school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a girl two years ago has been arrested in Bosnia, Lake County ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Belvidere teachers notify board of strike intent

    BELVIDERE – A teachers union has notified a Boone County school district of its members' intent to strike after they declared an impasse in contract n ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

    Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be name ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Ex-owner of traveling zoo sued in case involving horses

    By BRENDA SCHORY - bschory@shawmedia.comST. CHARLES – The former owner of a petting zoo, who previou ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Two Hebron men killed in Wisconsin crash

    HEBRON – Two Hebron men were killed this week in a two-vehicle crash in Walworth County, Wisconsin. ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Oakwood Hills officially names new leadership

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Oakwood Hills is officially under new leadership after Village Board members selected Paul Smith to step into the acting president rol ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Lawsuit alleges Centegra fired nurses to save on health care

    Three former employees of Centegra Health System allege in lawsuits that the company illegally fired them to save money on health care expenses.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Rauner tells local business leaders he'll fight for them

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Bruce Rauner told McHenry County business leaders Friday that if he were to become governor he would not tell governors from surroundin ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Former McHenry mayor files lawsuit over pit bull attack

    McHENRY – Former McHenry mayor Steve Cuda has filed a lawsuit against the owner of a pair of pit bulls and the man who let them outside on the night t ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Crystal Lake man sentenced to nearly 5 years for fraud

    ROCKFORD – A Crystal Lake man was sentenced Friday to just under five years in prison for a fraud involving a secret shopper scheme, according to a ne ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Part of Route 120 in McHenry closed because of gas leak

    McHENRY – Route 120 between Green Street and Richmond Road is closed because of a gas leak, according to a Nixle alert sent out by the city about 3:20 ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Photos: Wounded Army vet surprised with new mortgage-free home

    Spc. Tim Carner's dream was given Friday as a surprise to him and his family – a mortgage-free, fully-furnished home in Woodstock's Sweetwater subdivi ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:35 pm
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