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  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill sparing 2 nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unpr ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Donald Trump chooses hardliners but talks softer on immigration

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetori ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • Cary appoints interim village administrator, OKs municipal consultant

    CARY – Cary Assistant Village Administrator Jake Rife will be filling in as interim village administrator after Chris Clark’s last day on the job Frid ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • McHenry County Board committee recommends sweeping changes to structure

    WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc committee convened by new McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks recommended the largest overhaul to the way the board operat ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Former McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi reflects on lengthy career

    WOODSTOCK – Lou Bianchi didn’t spend his last day as McHenry County state’s attorney in his courthouse office.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is Trump's pick for ambassador to China

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the incoming Trump administration's pick for ambassador to China, has long promoted his state's abundant ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay deten ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, fuels conspiracy theories, troubling national security experts

    WASHINGTON – On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:43 am
  • Only repealing the Affordable Care Act would make 30 million people uninsured, study says

    WASHINGTON – Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:37 am
  • Crystal Lake-based District 155 to approve tax levy next week

    The Community High School District 155 Board is set to vote on its levy for next year's property-tax bills.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • President-elect Donald Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

    NEW YORK – Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, t ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Trending story that Hillary Clinton won just 57 counties is false. She won 487 counties.

    NEW YORK – A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • Fox River Grove aims to capture new growth in property tax levy proposal

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village of Fox River Grove is increasing its property tax levy to capture new growth, Village Administrator Derek Soderholm said ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks lays out reform plan, proposed committee overhaul

    WOODSTOCK – On his first official day on the job, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks set the stage for enacting taxpayer-friendly reforms he ma ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Ben Carson chosen for housing secretary by former campaign rival Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Car ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:43 am
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