• For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

    HANOI, Vietnam – Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.In what ap ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

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    July 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    WASHINGTON – Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Justice Dept. investigating former IRS official's missing emails

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from a former senior Internal Revenue Servic ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Navy Pier gets $20 million private donation

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Navy Pier is to receive a $20 million donation, one that officials say is the largest private gift in the attraction’s history.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Quincy mother pleads not guilty to locking up son

    QUINCY – A western Illinois woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of locking her 5-year-old son in their basement.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Durbin wants air base site named in Dixon's honor

    MASCOUTAH – A building at southwestern Illinois Air Force base will bear the name of late former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, if a federal lawmaker from Illi ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • EPA: Illinois has 21 years of landfill capacity

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said the state’s municipal landfills have a combined life expectancy of 21 years.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • 2 armed men rob passengers on Chicago train

    CHICAGO – Chicago police have released the photographs of two men who allegedly boarded a train coming from Midway International Airport, pulled out g ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Feds sending more agents to fight Chicago violence

    CHICAGO – Federal officials are sending more agents to Chicago to help the police department fight violence after the city experienced a bloody July 4 ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Lawmakers delay probe of Gov. Quinn's defunct anti-violence program

    CHICAGO – A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers voted Thursday to postpone grilling people connected with Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-violence program, b ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Spring Grove Horse Show turns 50

    SPRING GROVE – When Denise DeCicco started showing at the Spring Grove Horse Show, the events featured participants trying to catch greased pigs and r ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Warning sirens often can't be heard indoors

    So you didn’t hear the warning sirens when the National Weather Service called two tornado warnings for McHenry County over 10 days last month?
    July 17, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Huntley commits to MCRide, offers bus service to all residents

    HUNTLEY – Village trustees Thursday committed Huntley to a permanent bus service for all residents at a lower cost than previously estimated, but it c ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Rauner proposes lower Illinois income tax rate

    SCHAUMBURG – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Thursday he wants to lower Illinois’ income tax rate, freeze property taxes and impo ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:35 pm
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