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  • Illinois lawmakers approve stopgap budget, aid to Chicago schools

    The General Assembly on Thursday passed a six-month stopgap budget to keep critical services functioning and throw a financial lifeline to Chicago Pub ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Attention turns to court in Illinois remap ballot question

    CHICAGO – The question of whether a ballot measure allowing an independent commission to draw Illinois’ political boundaries is constitutional unfolde ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

    WASHINGTON – Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openl ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Obama legacy: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

    WASHINGTON – Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Paul Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

    WASHINGTON – With Democrats applying election-year pressure to act on gun control, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the House will vote next ...
    June 30, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Reports of an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews turn out false; it was an active shooter drill

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – Officials say reports of an active shooter at a military post outside Washington stemmed from someone who made a distress ca ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • McHenry County looking to refill its water resources specialist position

    WOODSTOCK – A proposal to bring back the staff position that had the goal of ensuring the quality and sustainability of McHenry County’s groundwater i ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Marengo City Council appoints new interim police chief

    MARENGO – The city of Marengo will have an interim police chief after Chief Joseph Hallman leaves for a new job at the end of the month.
    June 30, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Clinton didn't want emails accessible to 'anybody'

    WASHINGTON – Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the State Department emails that she sent ...
    June 29, 2016 - 4:44 pm
  • 'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say it's unlikely

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton says it's "time to move on" after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administra ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Donald Trump gets rock-bottom ratings in international survey

    WASHINGTON – A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should he become U.S. president is roc ...
    June 29, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Lake in the Hills police commissioner appointed to Village Board

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The former chairman of the village’s Police Commission was appointed to the Village Board at the board’s meeting last week.
    June 28, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Dire scenarios for Illinois in second year without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – If Illinois enters a second year without a budget this week, cash will stop flowing to local 911 centers, preventive health screenings a ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Hillary Clinton on Benghazi report: Time to 'move on'

    DENVER – Hillary Clinton said Tuesday the nation should move on after Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee released a report critical of the sl ...
    June 28, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Benghazi report faults security; no new Hillary Clinton allegations

    WASHINGTON – The House Benghazi Committee, in a politically charged report, faulted the military on Tuesday for responding too slowly to send help to ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:45 am
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