| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:37 AM
A state of emergency was declared in 20 eastern counties in the state of Washington after a handful of new wildfires forced evacuations and threatened more than 500 homes.
In what is shaping up as an especially difficult fire season throughout the...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:12 AM
A 16-year-old boy walking on Int. Hwy. 55 this morning was killed when a vehicle struck him near southwest suburban Shorewood, authorities said.
The boy's name has not been made public yet, but he is from southwest suburban Plainfield and was pronounced...
| Jul 25, 2014
A new bright spot will appear in elementary schools throughout the Norwich area this fall, thanks to Bully Busters of Norwich. The youth organization is spearheading a project to build, paint and install "buddy benches" in area schools, as a safe haven...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:49 AM
This city that hails itself as the Venice of America may be a victim of its own success.
Out on the Middle River, south of Sunrise Boulevard and the Galleria mall, boaters have found a perfect spot to drop anchor and enjoy the Florida sunshine.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Three north suburban residents face charges related to two separate incidents of harassment of the family of a Lincolnshire neurologist accused of public indecency and his family, police said.
Jeffrey B. Hooper, 45, of Lake Forest, was cited with...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:21 PM
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Monday the organization was "thrilled" about the haul of players it drafted over the weekend.
Hahn said he thought the team's first three picks of North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon, right-handed...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:25 PM
An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan.
Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed Monday by an errant U.S....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:25 PM
An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The Defense Department has identified the fifth of five soldiers killed last week in southern Afghanistan, possibly by friendly fire: Army Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Ga.
Military officials released few details about McDonald and have...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Three people were killed late Sunday in Massachusetts after a high-speed Amtrak train heading from Washington, D.C., to Boston slammed into a truck on the track, officials said.
Passengers were taken off the train following the crash and fire...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
More people in Palm Beach County are taking to the water in new boats.
Registrations of new boats increased 14 percent in the year ending in March, after jumping 25 percent the year before, according to Info-Link Technologies Inc., a marine industry...