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  • Races back on at Arlington Park after legal dispute settled

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Opening day at Arlington International Racecourse is back on following an agreement to resolve a lawsuit that threatened the summe ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Playground concussions reportedly are on the rise

    CHICAGO – Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • For some, Chicago State flawed but final shot at degree

    CHICAGO – Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun bu ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • U.S. once again forced to turn to Russia for help with Syria

    GENEVA – Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with littl ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • On the Record With: Prairie Ridge senior accepted to Yale University

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On the Tuesday before he began his winter break in December, Aidan O’Connor got an early Christmas gift when he opened the application ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry County dispatchers talk job stress, ways to cope with trauma

    LAKE IN THE HILLS –A.J. Gazda has taught himself to erase the contents of his day when he presses the button to unlock his car after work.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • McHenry head-on crash sends 3 to hospital, fire official says

    McHENRY – A head-on crash on Route 120 in McHenry sent two men and a girl to an area hospital with minor injuries Sunday, a fire official said.
    May 1, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

    BAGHDAD – Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after ...
    May 1, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Nationalist party declares Islam doesn't belong to Germany

    BERLIN – Members of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party have backed a political program that says Islam doesn't belong to Germany and suppor ...
    May 1, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Cary police reports for Sunday, May 1, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 1, 2016 - 1:21 pm
  • Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard Universit ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Offer to restore power at shuttered Illinois state park rejected

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois utility has rejected a local park district's offer to cover the unpaid electric bills at a state park that was rec ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spil ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:13 am
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