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  • Supreme Court to review Obama's executive action to protect undocumented immigrants

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive action to allow up to 5 million immigra ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Government trying to make it easier to save for retirement

    WASHINGTON – Saving for retirement might seem like a luxury to Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the government is trying to make it a bit ea ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • Algonquin to vote on removing red light cameras

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on whether to discontinue the village's automated red light enforcement program after village staff re ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Ted Cruz says Donald Trump becoming 'rattled' by his gains

    WASHINGTON, New Hampshire – Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism and said the billionai ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner taps Crystal Lake city clerk for Illinois Community College Board

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Gov. Bruce Rauner tapped City Clerk Nick Kachiroubas to serve on the Illinois Community College Board.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Come March, budget battle to leave Chicago State broke

    CHICAGO – Like all of Illinois' nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, though, the ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Democratic debaters and the facts

    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders airbrushed the complexities of trying to overhaul health care all over again and Hillary Clinton offered a selective readi ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • In tight race, Democrats debate passion versus practicality

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – With just two weeks to go before the first votes of the 2016 race for president, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engag ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

    HOLLIS, N.H. – After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contes ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • U.S., EU lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuke deal

    VIENNA – The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, crowning years ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • McHenry County Board to abate property taxes of slain sheriff's deputy's spouse

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board on Tuesday night will abate the county government’s share of property taxes for the widow of fallen sheriff’s Dep ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • New Illinois law seeks better data on heroin overdoses

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Bruce Rauner calls for short-term funding for prison reforms

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for short-term spending for prison reforms in hopes of reducing the state's prison population over the next ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • New Yorkers blast Ted Cruz's comments on 'New York values'

    NEW YORK – When Ted Cruz sneered at what he called Donald Trump's "New York values," some New Yorkers took it very personally. And in some cases, they ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:16 am
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