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  • Chicago police: Missing boater found dead in lake

    CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say a body recovered from Lake Michigan has been identified as a man who was missing after falling overboard from a disa ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Mosquitoes in McHenry test positive for West Nile

    The McHenry County Department of Health announced Friday morning in a news release that mosquitoes collected on Aug. 6 from a mosquito trap in McHenry ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot

    CHICAGO – A group that wants to put legislative term limits on the November ballot told an Illinois appeals court Thursday that voters deserve a chanc ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

    CAIRO – Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Ukraine, Russia parry over aid

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia – Raising the stakes in Ukraine’s conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursd ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Ethics complaint filed against Kane leader, contract employee

    GENEVA –An ethics complaint was filed Thursday against Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen and Community Outreach Coordinator Rick Nagel, allegin ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Pope to Koreas: Avoid ‘fruitless’ shows of force

    SEOUL, South Korea – Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid “fruitless” crit ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night s ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Environmental Defenders detail concerns about proposed Oakwood Hills power plant

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County reiterated concerns about the proposed power plant in Oakwood Hills on Thursday and calle ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:57 am
  • Group provides pastoral care to detainees facing deportation

    She’s warm and affable, and speaks in slow, soft, measured tones. But when you listen to her describe the battle to provide pastoral care to immigrant ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Harley-riding Rauner revs up GOP at Ill. fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner roared into the state fairgrounds on a Harley Thursday, revving up the party faithful by ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Motorcycle driver hurt in Huntley accident

    HUNTLEY – The driver of a motorcycle was taken to Sherman Hospital after a collision with a car Thursday, a fire official said.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • IRS failed to check contractors' backgrounds

    WASHINGTON – The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a mi ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:42 pm
  • Slain U.S. general buried with honors at Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War was buried with full honors Thursday at Arlington Na ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:41 pm
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