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  • Hillary Clinton wins in Iowa, campaigns turn to N.H.

    NASHUA, N.H. – Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Syria allows aid into rebel-held area as peace talks stall

    GENEVA – The Syrian government allowed aid into a rebel-held area near Damascus on Tuesday in what appeared to be a goodwill gesture after U.N.-mediat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Obama signs emergency order over Flint water

    DETROIT – President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration Saturday that clears the way for federal aid for Flint, Michigan, which is undergoing ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High hopes, wide gulf as President Barack Obama, GOP look for common ground

    WASHINGTON – Can President Barack Obama and Republicans put aside years of ill will to secure a few big breakthroughs in Obama’s final year? Don’t get ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Top US commander says war in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

    WASHINGTON – The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Generals say women should have to register for draft

    WASHINGTON – The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent

    SPRINGFIELD – Visits to Illinois’ historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state’s commemorations of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner: Changing rules for state-bought goods can save $514M

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s comptroller highlighted Illinois’ worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republi ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Illinois attorney general seeks stay on hospital tax ruling

    URBANA – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is asking an appeals court to hold back enforcement of its ruling on a part of a state law th ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • New law imposes fine for minors possessing e-cigarettes

    SPRINGFIELD – Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nicotine products would face a fine or community service u ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Geneva woman accused of poisoning husband

    GENEVA – A Geneva woman is accused of fatally poisoning her husband of 31 years last week, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s At ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

    CHICAGO – Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday that they’re ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Fox Lake ambulance involved in crash

    FOX LAKE – A Fox Lake Fire Protection District ambulance was struck by another vehicle Tuesday while stopped at a Fox Lake intersection, officials sai ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Crystal Lake-area crash into building sends 2 to the hospital

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A man and a girl were taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock after a van crashed about four feet into the side of a building in unincor ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Comcast to provide faster Internet option in McHenry County area

    CRYSTAL LAKE – By the end of 2016, Comcast customers in the McHenry County area will be able to access faster Internet service through existing lines ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:41 pm
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