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  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    NEW YORK – Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.On Tuesday, the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Texas dog found in McHenry County returned home

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A missing dog that found its way from Austin, Texas, to Crystal Lake has been returned home.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • ‘New’ Scots vote crucial to independence result

    GLASGOW, Scotland – On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland’s Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • McHenry County schools talk later start for sleep-deprived teens

    Bleary-eyed teens who roll out of bed at dawn each day to prepare for the school day would see improved health and better grades with a later start to ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • NAACP wants alleged assaults investigated

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The president of the Oklahoma NAACP wants the U.S. attorney general to open a hate crimes and civil rights investigation into alleged ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Man sues after losing 5 toes in Colorado jail

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A man who lost five toes to diabetes while incarcerated at Arapahoe County jail has filed a lawsuit claiming the loss was caused b ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Congressional GOP, Democrats playing it safe

    WASHINGTON – Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Crews battle California wildfire amid heat wave

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire that forc ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

    LEMOORE, Calif. – Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashe ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Where’s the tape? America responds to video

    We only respond if there’s video.That’s one lesson that can be drawn from the belated reaction to fo ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania’s rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and anothe ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel

    CHICAGO – A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he’ll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyd ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • U.S. awards $12M to Illinois health centers

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $11.7 million in funding to community health centers across Illinois, Sen. ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chabon novel chosen for Chicago reading initiative

    CHICAGO – Chicago residents are being encouraged to enter a world of superheroes through the city’s popular One Book, One Chicago program.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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