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  • Simon touts Bloomington Internet program

    BLOOMINGTON – Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is welcoming Illinois students – who could graduate from college in 2025 – back to school and is highlighting a pr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Cardinal George cancels plans to travel to Rome

    CHICAGO – The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George will not travel to Rome in October to meet with Pope Francis.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • U.S. Senate candidates disagree over debate schedule

    CHICAGO – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is pushing U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to participate in more debates by releasing emails detailing ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner's proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules – eve ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Kincaid mayor quits after charges

    KINCAID – The mayor of Kincaid in central Illinois has resigned after he was charged with allegedly violating an order of protection and possessing dr ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Judges blast states’ 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 - 11:07 pm
  • Law vs. pregnancy discrimination signed

    CHICAGO – New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law this week by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • EPA: Oil spill seeped to area canal

    CICERO – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking enforcement action against a Cicero company after an oil spill reached a nearby canal ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Father charged after 3-year-old shot in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Authorities have charged the father of a 3-year-old Chicago boy after he was shot in the head at a West Side home.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    HONG KONG – Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months ap ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Mother of U.S. reporter in Syria pleads for his life

    BEIRUT – The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new image ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Official: Ebola outbreak to worsen

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health of ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Nearly $700K in donations after shooting

    ST. LOUIS – Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Insurers can deter sick from enrolling

    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that compani ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    In the two hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" h ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Grim stalemate at war’s end in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel – The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. T ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

    SAN DIEGO – U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly inform ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Obama crafts legal case for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON – The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on ...
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Chicago’s Little League champs return as heroes

    CHICAGO – The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
    NEW: Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Lynch to get big opportunity in preseason finale

    LAKE FOREST – Nine Bears were healthy scratches in last week’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Aside from quarterback David Fales, who di ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • BC-BBA--White Sox

    NEW YORK – Chris Sale was in complete control at Yankee Stadium, all set to end the White Sox’s losing streak. And then the ball glanced off Dayan Vic ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Cubs’ Wada tosses six hitless innings

    CHICAGO – Tsuyoshi Wada was disappointed he didn’t pitch better when he was in the Baltimore Orioles organization.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Arkush: Chicago Football no longer to use offensive 'Redskins'

    There are no other sports and very few businesses in America that are as successful as the National Football League.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Chris Conte, and other questions to be answered

    It’s time for the third and most important preseason game on the schedule – the longest we’ll see Bears starters before the regular season begins.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Cubs win in suspended game

    CHICAGO – This gives new meaning to a win that was a long-time coming for the Cubs.After two days, t ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

    CHICAGO – Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants, 2-0, on Tuesda ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:55 am
  • Pre-Seahawks practice crucial for safety Conte

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears returned to Halas Hall for practice Monday, four days before taking on the Seattle Seahawks in the always pivotal third presea ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Flores leads Niese and Mets to 7-3 win over Cubs

    NEW YORK – Wilmer Flores provided a spark with his bat and glove, leading Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets to a 7-3 victory over the Cubs on Satur ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Blue Jays rally to beat White Sox, 6-3

    CHICAGO – Melky Cabrera’s two-run double in the seventh inning lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 victory over the White Sox on Saturday night.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:27 pm

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