WASHINGTON â Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing.
MEXICO CITY â Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.
FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. â A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.
GREENVILLE, S.C. â Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.
CHICAGO â The death of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was a state ward for most of his life before he was shot 16 times by a white police officer, has spurred Illinoisâ child welfare agency to look differently and with more focus at the cases of troubled youths, the director told The Associated Press.
BLOOMINGTON â Bloomington city officials and Illinois State University are teaming up to install stations to monitor water quality in the cityâs two water-supply lakes.
WASHINGTON â President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."
WASHINGTON â Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.
MARENGO â Three people were sent to the hospital Saturday after a two-vehicle crash outside of Marengo, a fire official said.
CARY â A 22-year-old Cary man was cited Saturday after driving his car into a garage door in Cary, officials said.
Road improvements, Emricson Park expansion, Old Courthouse updates and more in plan
Cary School District 26 uses digital citizenship program to teach students to keep data safe
ALGONQUIN âÂ For one school district, a wish list of construction projects will have to be re-evaluated after the district was not selected for a school construction bond program it recently applied for.
CRYSTAL LAKE âÂ McHenry County College was recently recognized for its efforts to advance sustainability, according to a recent news release.
LAKE IN THE HILLS â A three-vehicle crash on Randall Road, north of Acorn Lane, closed part of the road and sent two people to the hospital Saturday, an official said.
SPRING GROVE â A fire that started inside the walls of a home in Richmond on Friday evening and caused an estimated $10,000 in property damage could have been worse, authorities said.