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  • Illinois unemployment edges up again in April to 6.6 percent

    CHICAGO – The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Investigative firm discounts ex-Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexual harassment claim

    SPRINGFIELD – An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee’s allegations of sexual harassment by the one-t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Illinois loan to help replace lead water lines in Galesburg

    GALESBURG – A $4 million state loan from will help replace lead water lines in an Illinois city with one of the nation’s most persistent problems of l ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he may be comfortable with legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Judge orders ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to report to prison by June 22

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been ordered to report to prison by June 22 to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-mo ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Woodstock man cited after car strikes pedestrian

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police cited a 23-year-old Woodstock man Thursday after they said he hit a jogging woman with his car.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Boyfriend of Algonquin woman who died from heroin overdose pleads guilty to drug charges

    WOODSTOCK — An Algonquin man admitted to selling and possessing heroin, charges that stemmed from the January 2015 drug overdose death of his 21-year- ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Lake in the Hills man seeking votes to win wheelchair-accessible car

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Braxton Larocco has maintained a positive attitude since the July 2014 swimming accident that left him paralyzed from the chest do ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Harvard police ID vehicle man may have used to flee from armed robbery

    HARVARD – Police announced Thursday they have identified the vehicle they believe a man used to flee from a Harvard bank after he robbed it at gunpoin ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry County Board approves 2017 budget plan without levy increase

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board has approved a plan for developing next year’s budget that does not include an inflationary property tax increase ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • St. Joseph Catholic School in Harvard graduates final middle school class

    HARVARD – Four eighth grade students received their diplomas Thursday night at the final graduation ceremony for St. Joseph Catholic School in Harvard ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Recovering addicts offer safe haven at Woodstock sober living home

    WOODSTOCK – When Robin Kellogg walked into a small house on the outskirts of Woodstock last year, he was kicking a heroin addiction and trying to repa ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Daily fantasy sports regulations clear Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois legislators are making a last-minute push to legalize daily fantasy sports betting
    May 19, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Illinois Senate approves automatic voter registration plan

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has approved a measure allowing automatic voter registration in Illinois.
    May 19, 2016 - 4:02 pm
  • Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

    NEW YORK – Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:46 am
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