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  • Algonquin Wal-Mart evacuated after bomb threat

    ALGONQUIN – Police on Monday evacuated the Wal-Mart on Randall Road after employees received a bomb threat, according to a news release.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • New Hampshire city to address violence near pumpkin fest

    KEENE, N.H. – The governor urged the state's colleges and universities to punish students involved in violent parties near Keene's annual pumpkin fest ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Sycamore Pumpkin Festival schedule listed

    Hundreds of “Pumpkin Inventions” entrants will be on display during Sycamore’s annual Pumpkin Festival at the DeKalb County Courthouse near the inters ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns car owners to get air bags fixed

    DETROIT – A potential crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to ge ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Six students chosen for Sycamore Pumpkin Festival parade honor

    Six Sycamore students will receive a free ride during this year’s Pumpkin Festival Parade. The stude ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Fifth-grader has inventive theme for Pumpkin Festival

    SYCAMORE – Hannah Sebby is patiently waiting for Pumpkin Fest, so she can wave to her family along the parade route.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • ‘Mr. Pumpkin’ statue unveiling to kick off Pumpkin Festival

    SYCAMORE – In a sense, Mr. Pumpkin will attend this year’s Pumpkin Festival.The 53rd annual festival ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Brian Bemis Auto Group recognized for providing parade cars

    SYCAMORE – Amy Bemis remembers helping officials at the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival for as long as she can remember, which is at least 30 years.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY – The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' co ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • 7 women's bodies found in Gary, Indiana; confessed killer in custody

    GARY, Ind. – Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Next Illinois governor debate: Things to Watch from Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, lock ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

    DALLAS – Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Police: Chicago woman killed by stray bullet

    CHICAGO – Cook County authorities say an 18-year-old woman has died after being shot by a stray bullet while sitting in a Chicago apartment.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • President urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold control of ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:53 pm
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