• Applications for U.S. unemployment aid jump to 329K

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Lake County school handed federal award

    SPRINGFIELD – An elementary school north of Chicago in Lake County has been handed a federal award for its environmentally friendly practices.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Construction causing traffic delays on Route 120 in McHenry

    McHENRY - The McHenry Police Department is advising motorists to avoid the intersection of Route 120 and Richmond Road due to construction.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:18 am
  • Route 176 open in Wauconda after gas leak

    WAUCONDA - Traffic is moving normally after a gas leak shut down a portion of Route 176 in Wauconda for 5 1/2 hours.
    April 24, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Lack of helmet laws means safety falls on riders

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Motorcyclists can be hard headed but not always in the best of ways.As one of the gro ...
    April 24, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Patronage allegations provide fodder for Quinn's opponent

    CHICAGO – Allegations painting a culture of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration became an election-year obstacle for the Chicago Democ ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Mobile food pantry scheduled for LITH

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A community mobile food pantry is scheduled to be at the Village Hall on Friday.
    April 23, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Girls on the Run: Doing what's right; think before you speak

    “I feel ...“When you ...“Because ...“I would like for you to ...”These are examples of what we learn ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and childr ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Ukraine in security bind after warning from Russian foreign minister

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Russia’s foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • U.S. weighs clemency for inmates jailed at least 10 years

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release – and expecting thousands to take up ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    WASHINGTON – Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and eth ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

    WASHINGTON – The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the b ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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