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  • Kottke brings guitar, 'appetite' to the Woodstock Opera House

    Playing the trombone until age 15 when, as he describes, judges "chortled" at him at a state competition, the guitar not only saved Leo Kottke's embou ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • More than 350 apply for Illinois marijuana biz

    CHICAGO – More than 350 groups have applied to be the first to legally grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois, state officials announced Wednesday ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

    NEW ORLEANS – BP wants its money back – hundreds of millions of dollars of it – but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stand by th ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Justice Department investigates Ferguson police

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Department of Justice investigators on Wednesday heard one story after another about police harassment and brutality in Ferguson, the ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead

    CONAKRY, Guinea – A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a str ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Jordan acquits radical cleric of terrorism charges

    AMMAN, Jordan – A Jordanian court on Wednesday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada – known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida speeches – of involveme ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • U.S. hits Islamic State group in both Syria and Iraq

    BEIRUT – U.S. fighter jets and bombers expanded their aerial campaign against Islamic State targets Wednesday, striking the militants in both Syria an ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Obama at U.N.: Dismantle the Islamic State 'network of death'

    UNITED NATIONS – Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations on Wed ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Attorney: Client denied confessing to Bali killing

    CHICAGO – An American attorney for a Chicago man accused of killing his girlfriend’s mother on the Indonesian resort island of Bali said Wednesday tha ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Former Illinois health official pleads guilty

    SPRINGFIELD – A former human resources director at the Illinois Department of Health pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a $13 million grant ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Jimmy John's says customers' card data stolen

    CHAMPAIGN – Jimmy John’s sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers’ credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Quinn agrees to stall dismissal of IDOT workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court ag ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Watch The Huddle, Week 5 picks

    Joe Stevenson and Les Johnson make their picks for Week 5 in prep football. Previously: Week 5, Part ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Huntley police reports for Sept. 24, 2014

    • Tamara L. McDermott, 51, 12500 Regency Parkway, Unit 1027, Huntley, was charged Thursday, Sept. 4, with three counts of retail theft.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Minooka tables medical marijuana farm

    MINOOKA — Minooka trustees tabled a vote Tuesday on a requested permit for a medical marijuana cultivation center in Minooka Industrial Park.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:57 pm
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