• District 47, teachers' union agree to new contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In a rarely seen practice, leaders from Crystal Lake School District 47 and its teachers’ union released terms of a new deal before it ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Vets look to get back in shape through NISRA program

    Ed Peters hadn’t worked this hard since boot camp. That was 1967.Like most veterans, the Lake in the ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    KATMANDU, Nepal – The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that ro ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter V ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Four French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    PARIS – Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, thou ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea – After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    PERTH, Australia – A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabe ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

    LAGOS, Nigeria – Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy b ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine t ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    DETROIT – General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaint ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Illinois county requiring reflective house numbers

    PEKIN – A central Illinois county is reminding residents about a new ordinance that requires property owners to post reflective house numbers so first ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Chicago cops to patrol most violent areas on bikes

    CHICAGO – Some of the police officers who have been patrolling Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods on foot are getting bicycles.
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • $14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke

    CHICAGO – A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birt ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines

    DENVER – The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    JACKSON, Wyo. – No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly lik ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:45 pm
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