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  • McHenry County Board rejects township consolidation referendums

    WOODSTOCK – A lack of hard information on the effects of merging townships, except for the fact that property taxes for many McHenry County residents ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Approaching debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders showing differences

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton is beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach thei ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Video: McHenry County Board member John Hammerand rails against proposed township consolidation

    In this short video from Tuesday, McHenry County Board member John Hammerand rails against proposed township consolidation referendums.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures o ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • Leaders who follow: What presidential candidates' Twitter lists reveal

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Te ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: Benghazi committee exploiting Americans' deaths

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling i ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Ted Cruz says allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. is 'crazy'

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz says the Obama administration's plan to accept about 10,000 Syrian refugees is "nothing ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Hillary Clinton pushing new gun controls after Oregon shooting

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled new gun control measures Monday aimed at strengthening back ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • McHenry County Board will tackle township consolidation referendums Tuesday

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will decide Tuesday which townships, if any at all, should be put before voters next year to consolidate.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County Board mulls appointee guidebook over a code of conduct

    WOODSTOCK – The blanket ability to remove appointees to McHenry County government’s numerous boards and commissions under a new state law is a power a ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County courts avoiding lack of court reporters with technology

    WOODSTOCK – An early embrace of recording technology helped McHenry County’s courts avoid the court reporter shortage that is hamstringing other judic ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court’s agenda

    WASHINGTON – Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a pre ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no 'proxy war'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday vehemently rejected Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissed the idea that Mos ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term

    WASHINGTON – Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down fo ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Illinois treasurer warns of effects of budget impasse

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has warned the state's top leaders that the budget impasse could affect "critically important" services ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
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