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  • Early voting begins Monday in McHenry County

    Early voting for the Nov. 8 election begins Monday at 10 polling places throughout McHenry County, marking the beginning of the end of a long and grue ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Read, weigh the issues, then vote

    TV celebrity Mike Rowe – of Ford trucks, dirty jobs and doing it because somebody’s gotta – recently was asked to use his celebrity to encourage peopl ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Who is Evan McMullin, third-party candidate surging in Utah?

    SALT LAKE CITY – Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is su ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:58 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • Indiana election official clarifies voter registration fraud probe

    INDIANAPOLIS – A day after warning of potential widespread voting fraud, Indiana's secretary of state acknowledged Wednesday that many of the thousand ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Auction of Donald Trump's boyhood home postponed

    NEW YORK – Will Donald Trump's first boyhood home in New York City be worth more, or less, after the election?
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Democrats not willing to spend on Florida race, aiding Marco Rubio

    MIAMI – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is getting help from an unlikely quarter as he campaigns for re-election: the Democratic Party.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Fewer election observers from the Justice Dept. at the polls

    WASHINGTON – Justice Department officials are warning that they'll be dispatching fewer trained election observers as a result of a Supreme Court opin ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • 6th Congressional District candidates Peter Roskam, Amanda Howland differ along party lines

    Sixth Congressional District Republican incumbent Peter Roskam and Democratic challenger Amanda Howland are split for the most part along party lines ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Readers respond to presidential non-endorsement

    We are cowards for not endorsing.We shouldn’t be endorsing candidates in any races anyway.We were ri ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm
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