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  • Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

    CHICAGO – As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she’d get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Yemeni troops battle Shiite rebels in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen – Yemen’s U.S.-backed leadership was seriously threatened Monday as government troops clashed with Shiite rebels near the presidential pa ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change in the U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Cheap oil doesn’t only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he’ll be ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Europe’s police reconsider weapons

    PARIS – One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do not ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • George McCaskey on how John Fox ended up as Chicago Bears head coach

    An oral history of how the Bears got their man. ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Kishwaukee College, faculty union reach tentative agreement

    MALTA – Negotiators between Kishwaukee College and its faculty union reached a tentative agreement Monday, days ahead of the faculty’s planned strike ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • DeKalb single mom clings to dreams after apartment fire

    DeKALB – As she looked through the charred remains of her apartment the day after a fire ravaged it, Gladys Sanchez saw her dreams in the ashes.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:53 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs order aimed at helping veterans, minorities

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Chicago man charged in hit-and-run that killed 2 pedestrians

    CHICAGO – Chicago police have arrested a 24-year-old Chicago man in a hit-and-run crash that killed two men as they crossed the street on the city's N ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Faith, community leaders gather in Atlanta to celebrate MLK

    ATLANTA – Playing the Rev. Martin Luther King was deeply emotional and a heavy burden to bear, actor David Oyelowo told a crowd gathered at Ebenezer B ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • New security measures to delay Illinois income tax returns

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois residents shouldn't expect speedy state income tax returns this year.The ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Pope's statement on climate change: 5 things to know

    NEW YORK – Pope Francis, who pledged on the day of his installation as pontiff to make the environment a priority, is drafting a highly anticipated en ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Obama promised ‘Year of Action’ in 2014 address; did he deliver?

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a “Year of Action,” and he can claim credit for accomplishing sev ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Hezbollah holds funeral for member killed in strike in Syria

    BEIRUT – Thousands of Hezbollah supporters marched Monday behind the yellow-draped coffin of one of its most prominent fighters killed the day before ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • Another national campaign for McCain – to define his legacy

    WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain is waging another national campaign – this time, to define his legacy.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 12:01 am
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