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  • Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Michael Brown went for gun

    ST. LOUIS – Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigatio ...
    NEW: Oct. 22, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney resigns following Bruce Rauner complaint

    CHICAGO – An Illinois political reporter says he's resigned after being put on temporary leave when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's campa ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Barricaded Cary man safely taken to hospital after police negotiation

    CARY —  A 30-year-old Cary man was safely escorted from a neighborhood residence and to a hospital after he barricaded himself from a large police c ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Federal judge orders court-appointed monitor for IDOT hiring, deals blow to Pat Quinn

    CHICAGO – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation, a ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • DeKalb firefighters train for potential Ebola outbreak

    DeKALB – Already covered by a plastic jumpsuit and thick rubber gloves, DeKalb's Assistant Fire Chief Jeff McMaster twisted his way into another plast ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    WASHINGTON – Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • DeKalb man jailed months after attack outside liquor store

    SYCAMORE — A DeKalb man accused of knocking another DeKalb man unconscious in July at Thirsty Liquors was being held in jail Wednesday, unable to post ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • DeKalb police consider charging man with making false report

    DeKALB — Police said Wednesday they were still considering whether a man who falsely reported being attacked on a bike path Tuesday near DeKalb High S ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    OTTAWA, Ontario – A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then sto ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 22, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Gary, Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

    GARY, Ind. – With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police say has confessed to killing s ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • U.S. journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work

    WASHINGTON – A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

    WASHINGTON – Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the governm ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Rantoul man pleads guilty in 2007 sexual assault

    URBANA (AP) – A central Illinois man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in 2007.The (C ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Former Barrington Hills couple face bankruptcy fraud charges

    BARRINGTON HILLS – A dentist and his wife, formerly of Barrington Hills, are facing federal bankruptcy fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:44 am
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