| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true.
The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program "Last Week Tonight," unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:46 PM
In the children's game of musical chairs, the big loser is the kid who can't find a seat when the music stops.
In college football's game of musical chairs, the big loser is probably Connecticut.
Or, in the expanded game, toss in Boise State,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:45 AM
There are many ways to celebrate the 150th year since the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act that led to the creation of the national park. You could climb Half Dome or stay in Yosemite Valley and marvel at the wonder of its waterfalls and granite peaks....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:53 AM
St. Charles City Council approved on Monday a nearly $3.7 million bid to construct 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25.
The council voted unanimously to issue a notice of intent to award the construction project to...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago.
Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent —...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday sought to publicly pressure the Illinois Supreme Court to rule in favor of putting his term limit proposal on the November ballot, saying voters want a chance to weigh in on the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Rare is the comedian who can compete with an oversize live video feed of himself, projected across the back of the stage as he performs his act. And yet when it came to Robin Williams, those pixels never stood a chance.
I remember seeing Williams play...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Plans for a celebration to rededicate Camp Kane in Langum Park in September moved forward Monday night, with St. Charles giving preliminary approval to contribute funds to the party.
Acting as a committee, the council agreed to pay up to $1,000 in...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The city's zoning appeals board tonight cleared the way for construction of a controversial annex for a Lincoln Park elementary school.
The board's decision came after opponents and supporters of the project sat through hours of testimony -- a...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The overall military drawdown has thrown a scare into some areas of the Hampton Roads economy, but a Thursday report from shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries indicated smooth sailing for now.
Second-quarter earnings rose 75 percent compared...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Capt. Ronald Ravelo relieved his brother-in-law, Capt. Karl Thomas, as commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln Thursday -- a change of command considered unprecedented for the U.S. Navy.
Ravelo also became the first Filipino-American to take command of a...