Program in Crystal Lake aims to raise self-esteem among young girls
BAGHDAD â He was the last member of Saddam Husseinâs inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the âking of clubsâ on the U.S. militaryâs deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives.
Deep roots help keep families connected to tiny community
CHICAGO â Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.
ATLANTA â Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.
SPRINGFIELD â The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Raunerâs decision to suspend $26 million in social service grants.
CHICAGO â Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced Friday.
BOSTON â The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case.
NEW YORK â Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.
WOODSTOCK â The surviving family members of a 17-year-old killed by an alleged drunken driver has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
CRYSTAL LAKE âÂ McHenry County College is looking for people to tutor adult students in reading, math or English as a second language.
ALGONQUIN â Algonquin-based District 300 will receive just shy of $700,000 of the $97 million in education funding being restored statewide.
LOS ANGELES â California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
WASHINGTON â President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
CHICAGO â Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett requested a leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, according to her attorney.
FOX RIVER GROVE â The village board on Thursday unanimously passed the 2015-2016 budget, which includes a few larger capital projects, namely a new public works facility near the wastewater treatment plant.