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  • Fire strikes Minooka house

    MINOOKA – A fire caused major damage on the second floor, attic and roof of a residence in Minooka early Monday morning, according to a news release f ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Sycamore fire contained to basement

    SYCAMORE — It took firefighters about five minutes to put out a fire at a Sycamore home, but clearing all the smoke took 30 more minutes, fire officia ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Shane Lamb recants testimony in missing Johnsburg teen’s 2002 murder

    WOODSTOCK – The state's key witness in a murder case has recanted his statements, saying his testimony that convicted another man was all a lie.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Crop walk funds local, international hunger relief

    BIG ROCK – Recruiters and walkers are needed for the 2014 Crop Walk, stepping off at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, from the English Congregational Church, 30 ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Obama: U.S. 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Mid ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Bond set for Sycamore woman accused in stabbing

    DeKALB — Bond was set at $500,000 today for the Sycamore woman police say waited for her estranged husband's girlfriend to return home early Saturday ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Marijuana industry makes political donations

    DENVER – The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio – A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into vi ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

    DETROIT – The rewards for surviving last winter's punishing weather are tight supplies and drastic price increases for road salt across much of the U. ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Illinois police urge drivers to be wary of deer

    PEORIA (AP) – The Illinois State Police encouraged drivers to be more aware of deer this fall, especially in rural parts of the state.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Sen. Dick Durbin to seek probe of Aurora air center sabotage

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control ce ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • At least 31 believed dead after Japanese volcano eruption

    TOKYO – Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparent ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Bankruptcy’s end more clear than Orr’s future

    DETROIT – Kevyn Orr’s success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Obama: U.S. misjudged Iraqi army, militants’ threat

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama acknowledged that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestima ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters

    HONG KONG – Hong Kong police blasted pro-democracy protesters with tear gas and used vans with flashing lights in renewed efforts overnight to force d ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:39 pm
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