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  • Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state's jobs situation as a political weapon.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    NEW YORK – Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.J ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    TOREZ, Ukraine – Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Candy falls from sky at Malta event

    MALTA – Cheers and screams could be heard Sunday as candy fell from the sky in Malta.The first Amazi ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Face Time with Leonard 'Windy' Ebright

    SYCAMORE – Leonard Ebright says everyone knows him simply by his nickname: Windy. Ebright, who was b ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Annual Kardboard Boat Regatta brings smiles, laughs

    Even though his son, Josh, sank into the Kishwaukee River on Saturday on the boat he helped build, Todd Burns of Sycamore could not have been happier.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Casey’s Safe Haven seeks foster families, volunteers

    ELBURN – Petunia the pony protector has been warding off coyotes for about 18 months.The 7-year-old ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Sycamore police chief to retire

    SYCAMORE – Police Chief Don Thomas finds it strange to think about retirement plans when he still has five months of work to go.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Bond set for driver in Naperville quarry crash

    WHEATON (AP) — Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 21-year-old Geneva man whose car plunged into a water-filled quarry, killing two men who were unabl ...
    July 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say they haven't arrested anyone yet in the death of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet while at a fri ...
    July 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Quinn to OK cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign legislation in Chicago Sunday that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana.
    July 20, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • 85-year-old East Dundee woman dies in stabbing

    EAST DUNDEE (AP) — Authorities say an 85-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Friday in her home in the northern Illinois village of East Dundee.
    July 20, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • U.S. turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United State ...
    July 20, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    CAIRO – Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground – in part be ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nige ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
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