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  • Jack Franks to hit the ground running as McHenry County Board chairman

    Democratic McHenry County Board Chairman-elect Jack Franks on Thursday was making his way down a call list of the 24 board members he will be working ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • Our view: Time to pull country back together

    The most divisive presidential election in modern U.S. history is behind us, but not even the most cheerful Pollyanna believes the fractures have heal ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Donald Trump’s guide to team building

    Most new Republican administrations are filled with experienced hands from a previous government – a few governors and members of Congress, a prominen ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District wins referendum that failed in March

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District can start restoring services that have been cut and setting aside funds f ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • McHenry County Republican, Democratic parties reflect on historic upset election

    The nation’s deep divide that ended early Wednesday morning with an election upset for the ages was reflected in local turnout.
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Ponnuru: Trump didn't win because Americans are racist

    So this is what it feels like to live through a political earthquake. Donald Trump’s victory is a bigger upset than Harry Truman’s 1948 defeat of Thom ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • GOP makes gains in Illinois state House

    CHICAGO – Republicans cut into the Democrats' majority in the Illinois House on Tuesday even as Democratic women took the top state ticket races, with ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • The day after: Clinton says US owes Trump 'chance to lead'

    WASHINGTON – A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday lamented that the nati ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Clinton tells supporters to greet Trump with 'open mind'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton told supporters Wednesday that they owed Donald Trump "an open mind and a chance to lead," urging acceptance of the ce ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • The Latest: Obama says he could not be prouder of Clinton

    WASHINGTON– The Latest on the U.S. election. (All times EST):12:50 p.m.President Barack Obama says h ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 11:53 am
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