• Peoria school district lays off 200 workers

    PEORIA — Peoria's school board has voted to lay off nearly 200 employees — mostly full- and part-time teachers.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Ill. House panel plans daylong gambling hearing

    CHICAGO — An Illinois House committee is planning a daylong hearing on gambling expansion in the state.
    April 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • 13-year-old accused of bringing to gun school

    AURORA — An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found insid ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • Public hearing set for Crystal Lake’s $91.3 million budget

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed $91.3 million budget for capital and operational expen ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • Garden club marks milestone

    McHENRY – Filling the empty yard of her Emerald Drive house became Jackie Homa’s project.She planted ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Life cut short, legacy 'forever'

    DeKALB – When Kimberly Agee saw the Northern Illinois University conference room named in honor of her deceased son Steven, her face lit up with joy.
    April 14, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Elvis Impersonator Travis Morris at the Moose Lodge

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    April 15, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • District 300 to lobby state lawmakers for overdue capital grants

    CARPENTERSVILLE – School District 300 Board members want to pressure state lawmakers to award overdue construction money the district would use to hel ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

    BOSTON– A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing abombnear the finish line of theBostonMarathon, just yards ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Low-dose CT scan can detect lung cancer in its early stages

    CRYSTAL LAKE – By the end of the week, Ellen Jeffrey likely will know whether she has lung cancer. J ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn’s tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Manning’s conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning’s conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

    HORLIVKA, Ukraine – The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

    RICHMOND, Va. – Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regula ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:19 pm
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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak.
    April 14, 2014 - 10:19 pm
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