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  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA – Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until mo ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Grandson charged in 85-year-old East Dundee woman's death

    EAST DUNDEE – The grandson of an 85-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her home in the northern Illinois village of East Dundee has been charged ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Chicago police issue alert for kidnapping suspect

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert after an 11-year-old girl who escaped a kidnapping attempt reported seeing anothe ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    MIAMI – Burger King confirmed Tuesday that it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that could help give the fast-food c ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

    CHICAGO – The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

    KRASNODON, Ukraine – For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-he ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Genoa woman wins groomer of the year

    Lisa Leady of Genoa was presented with the Mobile Groomer of the Year Award at the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, the competitive dog g ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • KishHealth recognizes outstanding physicians

    KishHealth System recently honored three members of its medical staff with Acclaimed Physicians Awards for 2014. Many doctors were nominated by their ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Auto shop helps deter drinking and driving

    SYCAMORE – Think Driven owner Sean Kellett makes sure that every time he installs a breathalyzer in a customer’s car, he also is teaching them about t ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Expert calls for nuke plant to be shut down

    LOS ANGELES – A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whe ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Aug. 26 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Chicago police shoot, kill 2 Sunday night

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officers shot and killed two armed men in separate incidents on Sunday night on the city's South Side, the department said.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday afte ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:17 pm
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