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  • Harrison District 36 school board candidates focus on consolidation,

    WONDER LAKE – Two coalitions divided by the issue of consolidating with another district are vying for four seats on the Harrison School District 36 b ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Want a bridge? One’s for sale in central Illinois

    LACON – Anyone interested in buying an old 80-foot steel and concrete bridge can get one in central Illinois’ Marshall County.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • 7-year-old plane crash survivor to live with half-sister

    NASHVILLE – An Illinois judge has granted legal guardianship of a 7-year-old girl who survived a Kentucky plane crash that killed four family members ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Peoria recycling program inundated with tires

    PEORIA – A tire recycling program designed to clean up neighborhoods in Peoria was so popular volunteers had to turn people away after just two hours.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois auto-theft task forces closing due to budget crisis

    SPRINGFIELD – Officials with police-run auto-theft task forces say they are shutting down across Illinois due to state spending freezes.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Nursing schools seek cure for educator shortage

    BLOOMINGTON – With her advanced degrees, Amanda Hopkins could make a lot more money as a practicing nurse rather than as an assistant professor of nur ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family

    MONTABAUR, Germany – The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz’s hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despi ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Doctors' Appreciation Day: Docs offer free care at Crystal Lake clinic

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Suzanne Hoban said it takes a “special kind of doctor” to work at the Family Health Partnership Clinic.
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • McHenry County represented on Bruce Rauner's government consolidation task force

    A new task force meant to find ways to reduce Illinois’ almost 7,000 units of local government is not the first of its kind, but it very well could be ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility of losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Man uninjured after falling from kayak into Pistakee Bay in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – A man spent 40 to 45 minutes in Pistakee Bay in Johnsburg, but was uninjured, after falling from a kayak Sunday morning, fire officials sa ...
    March 29, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Indiana governor Mike Pence: 'We're not going to change the law'

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he is "not going to change" the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    DENVER – Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it’s becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politic ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Yemen’s president calls Shiite rebels ‘puppets of Iran’

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Yemen’s embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country “puppets of Iran,” directly b ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    SEATTLE – The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
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