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  • White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

    News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White Ho ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • 'No anonymous sources,' President Trump scolds – after White House uses them

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Rep ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump considers 20 million people 'very few'

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of replacin ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:35 am
  • Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown

    WASHINGTON – Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after Wh ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:12 am
  • Official: Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    WASHINGTON – White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advise ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:10 am
  • Simple search by McHenry County Board chairman staff finds $130,000 in unclaimed funds

    WOODSTOCK – A hunch on the part of two staff members hired by new McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks turned out to be worth more than $130,000.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • Former House speaker John Boehner predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

    WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen."
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 1:03 pm
  • End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

    WASHINGTON – Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying th ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 8:28 am
  • Cary trustees mark capital improvement project priorities for next 5 years

    CARY – As the Cary Village Board reviewed its capital improvement plan for the next five years, one of the top priorities regarding the village includ ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • McHenry County Board electronic voting rules postponed again

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board again has delayed a vote to change its rules to allow for electronic voting at its meetings to accommodate the sy ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • McHenry County Board fills Human Resources Committee, ending impasse

    WOODSTOCK – More than two months after sparing it from consolidation, the McHenry County Board finally has members on its Human Resources Committee.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • Retiring McHenry mayor reflects on past, discusses city's future

    McHENRY – McHenry mayor Susan Low said she is optimistic about McHenry’s future, even after her term ends in April.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • Crystal Lake City Council OKs plan for new MCC science center

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council gave its blessing to McHenry County College’s plan to build a new $16.8 million science center.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of fed ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 4:29 pm
  • Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

    DENVER – Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:57 pm
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