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  • Police: Surviving escapee could face a harder time alone

    MALONE, N.Y. – With his escape partner killed, the surviving convicted murderer who pulled off an elaborate breakout from a maximum-security prison th ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Weeklong heat wave in southern Pakistan kills 1,233 people

    ISLAMABAD – A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said.
    June 27, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

    FONTAINES-SUR-SAONE, France – The top suspect in the beheading of a businessman that French authorities are calling a terrorist attack took a "selfie" ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Relay for Life honors cancer survivors at Sycamore High School

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb resident Debbie Bird plans to volunteer and raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life as long as she can for a ve ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Many options, no single solution to nation’s traffic snarls

    The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Charleston suspect’s life a troubled road to radicalization

    CHAPIN, S.C. – The people who know Dylann Storm Roof – the people who watched his progression from a sweet child to a disturbed man – are struggling w ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Long struggle, quick endgame as same-sex marriage prevails

    NEW YORK – Back in 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a law stipulating that the federal government would not recognize marriages between same-sex co ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Former employee sets fire to Chicago business; 1 hurt

    CHICAGO – A former employee returned to a food-delivery business where he once worked and set it on fire, badly injuring one of its staff members.
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois could allow dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses

    GURNEE – Illinois could soon become one of the few states with a law governing the use of specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort child victim ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois watches water rise, braces for more rain

    MEREDOSIA – Clear weather Saturday gave Illinois a chance to start drying out, but the effects of a week of consistent rain were still being felt and ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON – Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Social media causes academic freedom concern

    DeKALB – David Gunkel thinks that businesses and universities need to formalize social media policies and soon. 
    June 28, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Sandwich Fair to consider reducing cash-prize value, entertainment budget

    SANDWICH – The Sandwich Fair should go off without a hitch despite looming state budget cuts, fair board President Larry Dannewitz said.
    June 29, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • In North Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor

    SUSAN-RI, North Korea – June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea.Officially, it’s ca ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Beheading, attack at U.S. factory in France; suspect detained

    SAINT-QUENTIN-FALLAVIER, France – A truck driver once under surveillance for radical Islamic ties crashed into an American-owned chemical warehouse in ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:16 pm
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