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  • Obama trumpets proposals to lower college costs

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress and colleges to help make the cost of higher education more manageable.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed i ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

    NEW YORK – A government scientist kept silent about a potentially dangerous lab blunder and revealed it only after workers in another lab noticed some ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Marengo proposes special taxing area for new Dollar General

    MARENGO – A Marengo retail store will soon relocate farther south along Grant Highway, after aldermen this week advanced a proposed special taxing are ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Algonquin man gets father’s name on police memorial

    ALGONQUIN – Bill Buck has always known his father died while on duty as a Chicago police officer. B ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • 2014 Take a Stand for Turning Point radiothon

    The 2014 Take a Stand for Turning Point radiothon Friday in Crystal Lake. The 36-hour fundraiser for McHenry County's only comprehensive domestic viol ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

    SEOUL, South Korea – Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Saturday for one of the highlights of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: The beatifica ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Russia denies its vehicles were destroyed in Ukraine

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia – NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forc ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • New allegations in teen's shooting roil Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had b ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Meeting will discuss Pullman neighborhood's legacy

    CHICAGO – An upcoming Illinois Historic Preservation Agency meeting will explore possible options for including Chicago's Pullman neighborhood in the ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Police: Man dons burqa disguise to commit ATM theft

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a security guard donned a burqa to disguise himself as he stole $168,000 from a La Grange ATM this week.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Chicago couple charged with murder at Indonesian resort

    BALI, Indonesia – Indonesian police charged an American couple with murder Friday after the body of the woman's 62-year-old mother was found stuffed i ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Union author promotes four-pronged approach to life

    UNION – Timothy Lynn of Union was only 16 years old when he began bearing the full weight of adult responsibility.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • Grooming bill inspired by Amati investigation signed into law

    A law inspired by the grooming allegations made against Woodstock Police Sgt. Chip Amati was signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

    CHICAGO – Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with compan ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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