NEW YORK â Apple CEO Tim Cookâs declaration that heâs âproud to be gayâ wasnât exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Appleâs immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America.
BAGHDAD â The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.
WASHINGTON â The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond.
NEW YORK â That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts wonât cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.
PEKIN â A former youth pastor already charged with sexually assaulting a child has been indicted on child pornography charges in Peoria County.
CHICAGO â Chicago has added two electric buses to its public transportation fleet with a $2.5 million federal grant.
FORT KENT, Maine â Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the stateâs Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.
CHICAGO â Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a registry card.
WAUKEGAN â Waukegan teachers on Thursday approved a new contract with the cityâs school district, ending a 20-day strike that had kept about 17,000 students out of class.
WASHINGTON â A black inmate on Texasâ death row who claims he had a clandestine relationship with a white woman but did not rape or kill her is asking the Supreme Court to take his case.
MOLINE â First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to be in western Illinois this weekend to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos.
CHICAGO â Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained on the back burner for much of the Illinois governorâs race, with candidates more focused on the stateâs dire fiscal problems. Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, who is challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, goes so far as to say he doesnât have a âsocial issues agenda.â
HUNTLEY â Officials in Huntley are exploring opportunities to connect village facilities to high-speed, fiber-optic lines along Interstate 90 that could, one day, lead to a similar communication network currently being considered in Woodstock.
The page is turning on Illinois education as this school year brings with it a new state test and new academic achievement standards.
The Class 4A Prairie Ridge Regional match against Crystal Lake Central. Crystal Lake South beat Crystal Lake Central; 24-26, 20-25.
FOX LAKE â The bunkhouse for Fox Lake's original fire station is set to be demolished.