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  • Boater rescued from Fox River in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN — A boater was pulled from the Fox River during a rescue call Friday morning, according to the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection D ...
    July 25, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colle ...
    July 25, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Israel kills senior Gaza militant, mulls next move

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his ...
    July 25, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Illinois woman dies rescuing boy in Wisconsin lake

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wiscons ...
    July 25, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • GOP Rauner’s campaign ad used fictitious headlines

    SPRINGFIELD – A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring – and even making up – hea ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Hundreds turn out against Oakwood Hills power plant

    CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 800 people gathered at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn Thursday to voice their opposition to a $450 million power plant that cou ...
    July 25, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • U.N. school in Gaza caught in crossfire; 15 killed

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, kill ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • Obama wants limits on U.S. company mergers abroad

    LOS ANGELES – Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • Chef Scott Commings wins ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

    WOODSTOCK – After a video of Scott Commings walking through a door to a waiting crowd to tell him he won season 12 of “Hell’s Kitchen” played on the t ...
    July 25, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Planes carry bodies to Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, wh ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • House panel clears way for vote on lawsuit

    WASHINGTON – Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit acc ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race

    HELENA, Mont. – Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master’s degree, winning ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Iraq elects new president as series of attacks kills dozens

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country’s new president in th ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    ST. LOUIS – The nation’s third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and am ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a “sexualized” atmo ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:34 pm
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