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  • DeKalb's Jacobson, O'Leary announce re-election campaigns

    DeKALB – First Ward Ald. David Jacobson and Seventh Ward Ald. Monica O’Leary announced this week they will try to retain their seats on the DeKalb Cit ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Bruce Rauner says women will decide Illinois governor's race

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says women will decide the close race between him and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Olsen, Kinzinger both emphasize job creation in 16th District race

    A Republican has represented the 16th Congressional District in 95 of the past 97 years, but Democratic challenger Randall Olsen hopes to join the min ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Plane crashes at Wichita, Kansas airport, at least 4 dead

    WICHITA, Kan. – A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • Alstory Simon ordered freed in landmark Illinois case

    CHICAGO – A judge ordered the immediate release Thursday of a prisoner whose confession had helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double killing — ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox defies Ebola quarantine in Fort Kent, Maine

    FORT KENT, Maine – A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her p ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Audit: Two-thirds of Chicago elevators not inspected

    CHICAGO – An audit by Chicago's inspector general has determined two-thirds of the city's elevators were not inspected last year.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Fed ends bond buying and cites brighter job market

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job mar ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Retirement party for NIU’s Nicklas scheduled for Friday

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is saying goodbye to one of its top administrators with a retirement party Friday.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Sycamore parents can schedule conferences

    SYCAMORE – Parents and guardians of Sycamore High School students can schedule conferences for their students starting Nov. 10.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • DeKalb resident rallies for Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights amendment

    DeKALB – Had there been a law in Illinois expanding and enforcing the rights of crime victims during legal proceedings, DeKalb resident Jennifer Morro ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • State education chief sent to Waukegan amid strike

    WAUKEGAN – The state became involved Wednesday in a nearly four-week teacher strike in Waukegan when Gov. Pat Quinn ordered the chairman of the state ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:46 pm
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