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  • McHenry County clerk, treasurer reflect on years of service

    WOODSTOCK – A phone call from a friend in October 1959 changed the life of recent Woodstock High School graduate Kathie Cross.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Few expectations of Illinois state lawmaker session post-election

    CHICAGO — Moments after conceding a close election, outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to fight for a minimum wage hike before leaving office — bu ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • GOP denies role in Chicago election robocalls

    CHICAGO – Robocalls that Chicago election officials blamed for the no-show of 2,000 election judges this week were recorded by people helping Cook Cou ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • New Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner administration: Lawmakers, experts weigh in

    When CEOs want things done, their employees leap into action and get them done.It’s not a management ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • The South: Solid once again for Republicans

    ATLANTA — With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely cont ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Bruce Rauner's outside party appeals to voters, exit polls say

    CHICAGO – Illinois voters were deeply worried about the economy when they elected the state's first Republican governor in more than a decade, and the ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 8:15 am
  • 'Frustrated' Cary trustee won't run for re-election on Village Board

    CARY – A vocal, and at times fiery and passionate, trustee will not run for re-election. Trustee Kar ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:46 am
  • Shifting white votes hurt Democrats in midterms

    WASHINGTON – White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acu ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Republican Bruce Rauner's Illinois governor transition team for includes Democrats

    CHICAGO — In one of his first official acts since being elected governor, Republican Bruce Rauner named dozens of advisers to a transition team Thursd ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • McHenry County Republicans say new leadership fueled local rout

    The McHenry County Republican Party shared in the national rout the GOP achieved Tuesday night. Aft ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 10:34 am
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