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  • Growing wildfire empties Washington town

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already bur ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    SYDNEY — Researchers and activists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, officials said Fr ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • One critically injured after crash at Routes 47 and 176

    WOODSTOCK – A motorist was transported to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash at the south intersection of Rou ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • All walks of life among Malaysia plane passengers

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, wer ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Malaysians in Chicago plan vigil for crash victims

    CHICAGO — Malaysians in Chicago are planning a vigil in memory of those killed in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine's ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Route 31 intersection closed after West Dundee motorcycle crash

    WEST DUNDEE — The intersection Route 31 and Route 72 in West Dundee is temporarily closed to traffic after a crash involving a motorcycle, according t ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Move over, pot brownies.The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical an ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Germany's Merkel seeks 'sensible' US spy talks

    BERLIN — Germany wants "sensible talks" with the United States on the two countries' spat over alleged American spying, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:11 am
  • As rivers retreat, roads, ferries back in business

    GRAFTON — Ferry and vehicle traffic around western Illinois and eastern Missouri is returning to normal now that the rain-swollen Mississippi and Illi ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:05 am
  • Springfield police issue 300 cellphone citations

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say they've issued hundreds of citations to people using cellphones while driving more than six months after a state- ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Remap discussion in Marengo turns political

    MARENGO – An initial discussion on whether to redraw the city wards in Marengo turned political, as an alderman critical of city administration clashe ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • 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

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM' ...
    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
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