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  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    ROSWELL, Ga. – The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hosp ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Southern Illinois cross drew nearly 10,000 visitors in 2014

    EFFINGHAM – Officials say a nearly 200-foot tall cross in Southern Illinois recorded close to 10,000 visitors last year.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Women are minority in McHenry County municipal bodies; local, state officials weigh in

    Before being urged and recruited to run for public office, McHenry Mayor Susan Low said it never crossed her mind that she might end up at the head of ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Uncertainty over polluted area puts Marengo well project, annexations on hold

    MARENGO – The uncertain direction of a pollution plume near Marengo’s border is disrupting a city plan years in the making to expand its western bound ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Fire causes estimated $100,000 damage to Island Lake home

    ISLAND LAKE – Sparks could be seen over the roof of a one-story house on Lakeview Drive on Saturday evening as firefighters responded to a fire in Isl ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • UPDATED: McHenry County under winter storm warning starting tonight

    The National Weather Service has issued an updated winter storm warning for much of the upper Midwest including McHenry and surrounding counties.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Winter storm warning starts tonight including McHenry County

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is headed to the Midwest and could drop up to a foot of snow on parts of Illin ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Ala judges weighing whether to perform same-sex weddings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and co ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soi ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-m ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Man detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remains

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends of Ernie Banks are paying tribute to the legendary Chicago Cubs slugger with a memorial service followed by a processi ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Illinois basketball museum set for 2016 opening in Pontiac

    PONTIAC (AP) — A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.The Pantagr ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Northert Illinois University looks at cuts, other changes

    DEKALB — Northern Illinois University is beginning a yearlong review of many of its operations and programs as it deals with declines in enrollment an ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:56 am
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