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  • Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner offer high praise at Judy Baar Topinka memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE – Illinois leaders – past, present and future – gathered Wednesday morning with one common agenda: honoring the life and service of Rivers ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Cuba releasing spy for U.S. in move to restore ties

    WASHINGTON – Cuba has freed a Cuban man who was imprisoned for nearly 20 years for spying for the United States, American officials said Wednesday as ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • AP sources: U.S., Cuba seek to normalize relations

    WASHINGTON – The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy t ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises

    MOSCOW – Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by t ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Man gets 20 years in Granite City home invasion

    EDWARDSVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting his role in pummeling a man with a hammer and meta ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • NIU’s Douglas Hall demolition underway

    DeKALB – You can watch the methodical deconstruction of Northern Illinois University’s Douglas Hall from the comfort of home.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Bradley Olsen case to be on TV

    DeKALB – Almost eight years after Bradley Olsen disappeared, his mother hopes to shed light on his case with a segment on TV. On Saturday, a 15-minute ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Rockford settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1M

    ROCKFORD – The city of Rockford has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside a church-run ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • DeKalb School District 428 Board approves tax levy

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 Board unanimously approved a $52.5 million tax levy Tuesday.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Horror in response to siege in Sydney turns to anger

    SYDNEY – Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal hist ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 14 ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Captain America leads diversity

    WASHINGTON – For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society. The new Captain America is blac ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Bush looms over 2016 GOP field

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party’s next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but d ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Photos: Demolition of Douglas Hall

    Images of the demolition of the southwest wing. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 6:31 pm
  • DeKalb County churches, agencies comfort those feeling blue at Christmas

    DeKALB – In between wrapping presents and decorating for Christmas, Becky Sisler has tried not to cry about her father, who died five months ago.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:56 pm
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