State has seen motorcycle fatalities increase in past few years
CHICAGO â Allegations painting a culture of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinnâs administration became an election-year obstacle for the Chicago Democrat on Wednesday as good government groups raised concerns about the potential for corruption and his Republican challenger latched onto the idea.
LAKE IN THE HILLS â A community mobile food pantry is scheduled to be at the Village Hall on Friday.
BEIRUT â Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.
DONETSK, Ukraine â Russiaâs foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.
WASHINGTON â The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release â and expecting thousands to take up the offer. Itâs an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.
WASHINGTON â The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. â An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
WASHINGTON â Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether theyâre needed and if so, who should pay.
WASHINGTON â The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.
ALGONQUIN â A popular retail store for fishing, hiking, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts will soon be coming to Algonquin along Randall Road.
WOODSTOCK âÂ School District 200 will be awarded more than half a million dollars in federal grant money to develop fitness and nutrition programs.
ALGONQUIN â Village Board members on Tuesday honored two utilities employees who won a recent contest of assembling a fire hydrant the quickest.
ALGONQUIN â By July 30, the roughly 440 commercial and multifamily properties that are part of the villageâs wireless alarm monitoring program will have to find a private vendor to monitor their fire alarms.
McHENRY â A contest is being held to find a new logo for the expanded McHenry River Run.