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  • Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani

    BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Mon ...
    NEW: Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Obama radio ad endorses Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral election

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting some high-profile support in his bid to win a second term as Chicago mayor.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn had medical marijuana recommendations, didn't act, documents show

    CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses but he did n ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana licenses decided, put on hold, documents show

    CHICAGO — The Illinois medical marijuana program scored and recommended 18 businesses to grow medical marijuana and 56 retailers to sell it in the wee ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Jan. 26; 'Potentially historic' storm expected in northeast

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 7:11 am
  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    CHICAGO – With virtually no hard proof medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be u ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsib ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maid ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • County homeless count set for Jan. 28

    The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness will conduct its annual count of homeless individuals and families Wednesday evening.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Housing development proposed in Cary

    CARY – A developer is proposing to build nine houses at the intersection of Harper Avenue and Haber Road.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Metra considers allowing pets on trains

    CHICAGO – Metra is considering launching a three-month test run to allow small pets on its trains.Lo ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Chicago Police find 386 pounds of marijuana in SUV

    CHICAGO – A man got more than a ticket during a traffic stop when Chicago police discovered 386 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 11 hurt when bus crashes on I-94 in southeast Wisconsin

    KENOSHA, Wis. – Police said 11 people were hurt but none seriously when a bus crashed on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Airlines cancel 85 flights at Chicago’s O’Hare amid wet snow

    CHICAGO – More than 85 flights have been canceled at O’Hare International Airport as a sloppy mixture of snow and rain fell in the Chicago area.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
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