WASHINGTON â The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veteransâ health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision.
Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the most-hunted fugitives on Earth.
SPRINGFIELD â Illinois Republicans rallied around first-term U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday after a top fundraiser briefly suggested the moderate elected to Barack Obamaâs former seat should abandon his re-election bid due to a recent series of public gaffes.
As an immigration crisis unfolds in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, local Haiti organizations and ministries are concerned about the strain policies in the Dominican Republic could put on Haitiâs already fragile infrastructure.
ALGONQUIN âÂ Two Algonquin crashes within about 30 minutes sent a total of six people to an area hospital Wednesday, an official from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District said.
A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train, halted because of mechanical failure, is moving again but operating about 30 minutes behind schedule.
Free, low-cost physical, dental exams, immunizations activities among fair's offerings
Company considering coffee shop for evenings menu featuring beer, wine
WOODSTOCK â A worker placed with McHenry-based Fabrik Molded Plastics didn't get to finish his summer internship, a ripple effect from the continuing state budget impasse.
Fundraiser is Friday at Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake
Jury to decide if shooter will face death penalty or life sentence
14-year-olds went missing Friday with capsized boat found Sunday
Ohio police officer fatally shot motorist
Mother of 7-month-old hasn't been charged as of yet
CRYSTAL LAKE â The donations raised by the Crystal Lake Lions Club have jumped about 10 percent over the previous year as the organization looks to expand its mission.
CHICAGO â A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime has been shot and killed almost three years after being released from prison, police said Wednesday.