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  • Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

    GOLETA, Calif. – An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California co ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • U.S. releases more than 100 Osama bin Laden documents

    WASHINGTON – Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

    BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning tri ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

    WASHINGTON – Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency mark ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • DEA raids clinics, pharmacies in 'pill mill' crackdown

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Authorities raided medical clinics, pharmacies and other locations across the South on Wednesday as part of a Drug Enforcement Adm ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • California farmers volunteer to give up some water rights

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Denver man disputes Illinois marijuana lawsuit's claims

    CHICAGO – A Denver marijuana consultant says allegations in a lawsuit filed against him by an Illinois business are "simply not true."
    May 20, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • New GOP lawmakers push for term limits, rail on 'status quo'

    SPRINGFIELD – A group of freshmen Republican legislators is pushing for term limits, saying gridlock in the Illinois Legislature is a sign the status ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois millionaire tax ballot question advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a plan to ask voters whether Illinois should impose a tax on incomes of more than $1 million to help fund ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Illinois House advances plan to change Cook County pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a plan to overhaul Cook County's pension system that could trim some workers' benefits, despite ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Capitol cops get bathroom training after guns left in toilet

    WASHINGTON – Capitol Police officers are getting training after officers accidentally left their guns in the Capitol's public bathrooms three times th ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat

    NEW LONDON, Conn. – President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international o ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • McDonald's Oak Brook headquarters grilled by protesters

    OAK BROOK – About 2,000 Service Employees International Union membersand labor workers protested May ...
    May 20, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • Video: Rain and hail hit McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Rain and hail pelted McHenry County on Wednesday afternoon.Check out video of the rai ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry County Board again chooses not to collect levy increase

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board’s policy for developing next year’s budget will again reject collecting the automatic levy increase it is entitle ...
    May 21, 2015 - 7:42 pm
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