| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:32 AM
if Illinois were to adopt the same graduated income tax rate structure as Iowa, Illinois would raise $6.3 billion more in revenue than it does from its current five percent flat rate, while 54 percent—over half—of all taxpayers would pay......
| Jul 25, 2011
| 4:03 AM
NEW YORK -- Wedding fever hit New York on Sunday, as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples lined up to be married on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal in the state.
In western New York, two grandmothers became the state's first legally wed...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:25 PM
With the forceful backing of a newly elected Democratic governor, the New York state legislature gave final approval late Friday to a bill permitting same-sex marriage, enabling gay couples to head for the altar as early as mid-summer.
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:09 PM
(Reuters) - New York's state legislature gave final approval on Friday to same-sex marriages, a key victory for gay rights ahead of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
New York will become the sixth and most populous state to allow gay...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 AM
A 31-year-old Kane County man died early this morning when his pickup truck left the roadway and rolled over in unincorporated Burlington Township, police said.
The dead man was identified aas Scott Row of Windmayeer Road in unincorporated Hampshire...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 6:39 PM
A Rockford man was ticketed after the car he was driving was involved in a two-car crash in unincorporated Hampshire Township that killed a passenger in his car Saturday, officials said today.
The crash occurred at 9:10 p.m. on Route 72 a half-mile...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 7:34 PM
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, Nj. (KTLA) -- Skippy parent company Unilever announced a recall of certain batches of its popular peanut butter for possible Salmonella contamination, the FDA said Friday.
The limited recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 6:37 PM
The possible discovery of salmonella has prompted a limited recall of Skippy reduced-fat peanut butter spreads sold in 16 states, its parent company announced.
Unilever issued a press release Friday detailing a voluntary recall of Skippy's "Reduced Fat...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 1:10 PM
An Elgin man and a California woman remained in the Kane County jail today after being arrested over the weekend with 230 pounds of marijuana in their van, authorities said.
Xaisana Thammavong, 45, of the 200 block of Liberty Street in Elgin, and Xom M....
| Feb 2, 2011
| 7:48 AM
The Chicago Fire Department used snowmobiles to reach people on side streets that were impassable for ambulances or fire trucks, according to Fire Cmsr. Robert Hoff.
People who needed to be taken to hospitals were put in baskets that the snowmobiles...
| May 19, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Three men charged with conspiring to commit domestic terrorism during the NATO summit were plotting to attack President Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters, the Chicago mayor's home and police stations, authorities said Saturday.
A police investigation...