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  • Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain

    PEORIA – The Illinois state superintendent of schools said the outcome of the governor’s race won’t make a difference for the state’s education fundin ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

    CHICAGO – As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and ot ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Springfield VA clinic grapples with short staffing

    SPRINGFIELD – The overseer of federal outpatient clinics for veterans in central Illinois said sudden short staffing at the Springfield site is posing ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Report: Chicago Tribune to buy Sun-Times' suburban papers

    Chicago media blogger Robert Feder reported Tuesday that Tribune Publishing is poised to buy Sun-Times Media’s suburban daily and weekly papers from W ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry County Board again keeps the tax levy flat in 2015 budget

    WOODSTOCK – Next year’s proposed county budget is again balanced and for a third straight year does not collect the inflationary property tax increase ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Vacant McHenry building to transform into 'high-tech, high quality' makerspace

    McHENRY – The former Hostess building is virtually empty.The walls that separated the store from the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Richmond police reports for Oct. 21, 2014

    • Eduardo Cruz Vivero, 23, 1312 Northfield Court, Unit 2D, Harvard, was charged Sunday, Aug. 31, with driving without a valid license, possession of m ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Fox River Grove, Lakewood, Ringwood receive money for road projects

    Three communities have received the thumbs up to receive federal money for future road projects. Th ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Scheme to smuggle marijuana into Cook County jail in sandwiches uncovered

    CHICAGO — A Cook County Jail guard, a Chicago police dispatcher and three inmates have been charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to st ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • USPS to deliver packages on Sundays in Spring Grove

    SPRING GROVE – Online shopping on sites such as Amazon has led to the U.S. Postal Service delivering packages to a growing number of towns – including ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County College board split on MCC levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Taxpayers could see a more than $400,000 collective increase in payment to McHenry County College if the Board of Trustees approves a 1 ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Former Barrington Hills couple face bankruptcy fraud charges

    BARRINGTON HILLS – A dentist and his wife, formerly of Barrington Hills, are facing federal bankruptcy fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • 1 American detainee released from North Korea, 2 remain

    WASHINGTON — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leavi ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Crystal Lake Dominick's store acquired for retail development

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The building that once housed Dominick’s grocery store in Crystal Lake was recently acquired by an Illinois food store company, however ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Southern Illinois University police probe 3rd sexual assault report

    CARBONDALE — Authorities at Southern Illinois University are investigating the third reported sexual assault on the Carbondale campus in about a month ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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