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  • Illinois law a boost to ex-offenders seeking jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants' skills then ask about c ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • U.S. communities diverge on child migrant response

    DALLAS (AP) — As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Three people sent to hospital after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three people were sent to the hospital Saturday morning after a crash just west of the Route 176 and Route 14 intersection, the police ...
    July 19, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plan ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Harvard Tri-County Pro Rodeo

    The IPRA-sanctioned Tri-County Pro Rodeo Friday in Harvard. ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • McHenry County providers treat alcohol use as definitions change

    McHENRY – Falls, car accidents and fights will sometimes land heavy drinkers in the emergency room at Centegra Hospital – McHenry.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • U.S. building case tying separatists to plane crash

    WASHINGTON – The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A s ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the p ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Downed jet claimed victims from 11 countries

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families an ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine – World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 giv ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Stretch of Chicago roadway named for Mandela

    – Wire reports ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Malaysians in Chicago hold vigil for crash victims

    CHICAGO – Dozens gathered in Chicago to light candles in memory of those killed in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Chicago Police Board fires police sergeant

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Board has fired a police sergeant whose gun was used in the death of a woman.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Man not guilty of trying to kill Decatur officer

    DECATUR – A jury in central Illinois has cleared a man of charges that he tried to kill a Decatur police detective wounded during a raid last year.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
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