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  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purc ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Ferguson protesters across U.S. peaceful, disruptive

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Cary police reports for Nov. 26, 2014

    • Harold Braxton, 43, 264 Crystal St., Cary, was charged Monday, Nov. 3, with two counts of domestic battery.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Cleveland police ID officer who shot boy holding pellet gun, release video of shooting

    CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally sh ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • National Guard reinforcements in Ferguson contain damage from protests

    FERGUSON, Mo. — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • McHenry County Environmental Defenders host Woodstock holiday book sale

    WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County are holding their annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale at the Woodstock Square Mall building lo ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • No charges filed after Carpentersville man dies following traffic stop

    CARPENTERSVILLE – In August, a 31-year-old Carpentersville man died after being stopped for a traffic offense and subsequently taken to the ground by ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Chicago couple sues owner of plane that crashed into home

    CHICAGO — A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home, alleging the company failed to properly maintain th ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • 6-year-old Illinois boy starts fire at Dollar General store in Silvis, police say

    SILVIS (AP) — Police in western Illinois say a 6-year-old boy started a fire that heavily damaged a Dollar General store earlier this month.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Chicago O'Hare, Midway airports expect more Thanksgiving holiday travelers

    CHICAGO — More than 1.9 million passengers are expected to pass through Chicago's airports over the Thanksgiving holiday period.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • St. Charles Mayor suspends Filling Station late night permit from Dec. 1-Jan. 1

    ST. CHARLES – The Filling Station Pub and Grill will have its liquor license suspended for three straight days and its 2 a.m. late night permit on hol ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District's Racket Club offers pickleball

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Pickleball has joined the offerings at the Racket Club.The Crystal Lake Park District ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Cooking classes in Crystal Lake to focus on appetizers, essentials

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A hands-on cooking class is planned just in time for the holidays. The Crystal Lake P ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Santa’s Workshop in Crystal Lake to include crafts, games

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Children will get a sneak peek into Santa’s Workshop this December. Children ages 3 a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    MINEOLA, N.Y. – One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as tr ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:19 am
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