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  • Man held in 1992 strangling death of Illinois teen

    CHICAGO — A 71-year-old man has been arrested in California in connection with the 1992 strangling death of an Illinois teenager.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    DENVER – For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
    July 24, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Social Security is NOT an entitlement with Cy Financial

    Ever since you began working you have contributed 6.2% of your pay in the form of a mandatory tax for Social Security and SO HAVE YOUR EMPLOYERS! 12. ...
    UPDATED: July 25, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Chicago police arrest man in 11-year-old's death

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a slee ...
    July 24, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.
    July 24, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Last chance for Illinois State Fair discount pass

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Time is running out to snag the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair.
    July 24, 2014 - 7:32 am
  • France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over no ...
    July 24, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the liftin ...
    July 24, 2014 - 7:21 am
  • Online system to offer pheasant hunting permits

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials say permits for controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois will soon be available.
    July 24, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Vehicle drives into Crystal Lake garage, hits neighboring home

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A Crystal Lake woman suffered only a minor injury after she drove through the back of her garage, struck a tree, and then hit a neighbo ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting wer ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solem ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

    WASHINGTON – Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Daley won't have to testify in restaurant lawsuit

    CHICAGO – Former Mayor Richard Daley won't have to testify in Chicago's lawsuit seeking to break the agreement for a Millennium Park restaurant.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
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